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The Value of Transatlantic Partnership in the 21st Century

Recorded on February 26, 2008

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium


The Atlantic bridge of partnership and friendship is built on the shared values of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and the free market.  These core values serve as central pillars of security and prosperity for Europe and America.  In the modern security environment, the Atlantic bridge is as vital now as it has ever been.  New NATO missions are part of this and will be discussed at the Bucharest Summit.  The government of the Czech Republic is of the opinion that Missile Defense, which would protect all NATO member states, will reinforce this cooperation.  Homeland Security contains still unexplored areas of cooperation.  Even a positive step such as Visa Waiver Program enlargement should be accompanied by the strengthening of international travel security standards.  Join us as Prime Minister Topolánek reflects on these critical issues.