“The transatlantic alliance is a strong foundation — the strong foundation — on which our collective security and our shared prosperity are built.” – President Joe Biden, 19 February 2021.
“The European Union, of course, was set up to take advantage of the United States.” – President Donald Trump, 27 June 2018.
“A strong Europe remains a necessity for the United States, because Europe’s security and prosperity is inherently indivisible from our own.” – President Barack Obama, April 25, 2016.
“It’s in our interests that Europe be a continued, viable, strong partner.” – President George W. Bush, February 22, 2005.
“We continue to see a strong and unified Europe, not as a rival, but as an ever stronger partner. For a stronger Europe is a stronger West.” – President Ronald Reagan, May 8, 1985.
The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies (CETS), a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, promotes and organizes research, teaching and public events on Europe and the transatlantic relationship. Specifically, CETS aims to:
- Promote and disseminate policy-relevant research that pertains to Europe and the transatlantic relationship;
- Strengthen and expand Georgia Tech’s curriculum and course offerings on Europe and transatlantic relations and lead an annual study-abroad program in Europe;
- Provide a focal point for the local European diplomatic corps and transatlantic business community; and
- Enhance public awareness and understanding of the EU-U.S. relationship through organizing public events and speaking to local groups and to policy makers.