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Europe has long been the United States’ closest ally, and the United States and Europe traditionally played a decisive role in solving world problems. Yet as Europe struggles to reassure others about the fate of its currency and the future of the European project, some fear the continent’s influence on the international scene may diminish, or worse still, that Europe could become the problem.
In the 21st century, however, the trans-Atlantic economic and security partnership will remain as crucial as ever. As Denmark holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with a view to the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will share her vision of how a renewed European project and a revitalized trans-Atlantic partnership can help shape a new era of shared prosperity and common security.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt was elected Prime Minister of Denmark in September 2011.
Helle Thorning Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark and President of the European Union
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress