#BlueStarBrief September 2021

This Month in the #BlueStarBrief

President Biden-Zelensky Meeting

Slovenia 2021 Presidency of EU Council

Lessons from Afghanistan

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Interviews Karen Tramontano

And more...

U.S.-Ukraine Relations Update:
Biden-Zelensky Meeting

Sally Painter was interviewed by Voice of America before the first meeting between President Biden and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in Washington, DC. As a long-time Transatlantic champion, Sally said:

"Ukraine is a kind of eastern wall. A kind of West Berlin. The United States needs to help Ukraine in Crimea and Donbass. By helping Ukraine in these matters, we are pushing it towards the West."

European Union Update:
Slovenia's EU Presidency, Bled Strategic Forum, & Western Balkans Integration

By Jeremiah J. Baronberg

On July 1, Slovenia assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union, which rotates among EU member states every six months. Having recently recommended that Americans be banned from nonessential travel to EU member states due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in the U.S, the EU continues to be challenged on multiple fronts, including recovery from the pandemic, resilience to cyberattacks, vigorous debate about Europe's future and integration of the Western Balkans, and Transatlantic relations.

Click here to read.

Lessons from Afghanistan

Gabriel Sánchez Zinny writes in Argentina's La Nacion that Afghanistan's development challenges have led to global reflection on which agendas best promote international cooperation.

Click here to read.

Karen Tramontano Interviewed by
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

Karen Tramontano was the featured CEO by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C.—where she spoke about U.S. politics and Transatlantic trade. Click here to read.

Karen continues to serve as co-anchor of the nationally broadcast TV show, "State of Play,"
airing weekly on Black News Channel.

The show airs every Saturday and Sunday at noon and can be viewed on its YouTube channel here. For news and updates, follow State of Play here.

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