Thomas Bagger is Director of Foreign Policy in the Office of the Federal President. From 2011 to 2017 he was Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office in Berlin. His previous postings abroad included Washington DC, Ankara and Prague. He also worked as a speechwriter for Foreign Ministers Klaus Kinkel and Joschka Fischer. Before joining the Foreign Office in 1992, Bagger worked as a research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Ebenhausen.
How will the Biden leadership shape the Alliance? How can Europe get its house in order to become a more equal partner to the USA and what needs to be done for it to get on a more equal footing? What leverage does the EU have in relations with the USA and what can the Europeans offer to their transatlantic partner? What will be the key areas where Europe and America need to cooperate?