On 19 September, ALDE Party Vice-President Timmy Dooley took part in the conference on Multiple Challenges for Transatlantic Partnership organised by the European Liberal Forum with the support of the Czech Institute for Politics and Society – think-tank affiliated with our member party ANO – and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Prague.
During the conference, liberals gathered to exchange views on the political, economic and security dimensions of the transatlantic partnership. Topics such as the rise of nationalism and protectionism, the trade war between the US and China and the role of Europe as well as security threats that triggered the debate on a European army were discussed.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and ALDE Party Vice-President Timmy Dooley delivered keynote speeches at the conference. Other speakers included ministers, diplomats, directors of private companies, professors, members of European institutes and journalists.
During his speech, Dooley highlighted the advantages of being a member of the European Union. “I see everyday benefits from the membership in the EU such as peace or common values,” he said.
On the importance of transatlantic relations, Prime Minister Babiš said: “We need capable representatives who will be able to communicate more effectively with the US than ever before. I believe that the new European Commission will be more capable in this regard and will achieve better results.”
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