Bart Oosterveld

  • Dicussion on Venezuela Sanctions with the Hon. Marshall Billingslea

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Atlantic Council's Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a private roundtable breakfast on US sanctions towards Venezuela with the honorable Marshall Billingslea.

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  • The Fate of the JCPOA

    On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Atlantic Council's Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a private breakfast on US sanctions against Iran and the fate of the JCPOA.

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  • Financial Inclusion: A Powerful Tool for Powerful Women

    On April 20, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted a panel discussion on financial inclusion of women, featuring The Hon. Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance of Sweden; The Hon. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of Finance of Latvia; and Mr. Yannick Glenmarec, the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy at UN Women. The event was moderated by Laura Lane, President of Global Affairs at UPS. Welcome remarks were provided by Ms. Capricia Marshall, Ambassador in Residence at the Atlantic Council. 
  • Smart Cities, Smart Investment? A discussion with European Investment Bank Vice-President Vazil Hudák

    On Friday, March 20, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted a lunch discussion with Mr. Vazil Hudák, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The discussion centered on investment in ‘Smart Cities’. The private event was part of the Global Business and Economics Program’s Eurogrowth Initiative.

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  • Completing the European Project - A Conversation with Mário Centeno, President of the EuroGroup

    On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted Eurogroup President and Portuguese Finance Minister Mário Centeno, who delivered a speech on completing the European project. The event was hosted as part of the Global Business and Economics Program’s Eurogrowth initiative.

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  • Europe's Financial "Window of Opportunity"?


    In the wake of elections and new leadership, Europe has a window of opportunity to achieve economic reform. H.E. Mario Centeno, president of the Eurogroup and Portugal’s minister of finance, outlines the most urgent reforms to improve the EU’s economic resilience and improve life for its citizens.

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  • Reserve Bank Governor Discusses South Africa’s Economic Resilience

    On Wednesday, April 18, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in partnership with the Global Business & Economics Program, hosted a discussion with Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

    Dr. J. Peter Pham, Atlantic Council vice president and Africa Center director, and Mr. Bart Oosterveld, C. Boyden Grey fellow on global finance and growth and Global Business & Economics Program director, welcomed participants. Mr. Brian C. McK. Henderson, Atlantic Council treasurer, introduced Kganyago, with whom he had worked earlier in the central banker’s career.

    In his remarks, Kganyago addressed the issue of South Africa’s fiscal resilience, and how the country is positioned to deal with shocks from the global economy. He laid out how strong fiscal institutions and a healthy regulatory regime allowed South Africa to weather the 2008 financial crisis and...

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  • Brazil - The Phoenix Economy? A conversation with Dr. Tiago Berriel, Deputy Governor of the Brazilian Central Bank

    On Wednesday, March 18, 2018, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics program, together with the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center, hosted a private roundtable discussion with Dr. Tiago Couto Berriel, Deputy Governor of the Brazilian Central Bank.

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  • Protectionism, Data Privacy, and the Transatlantic Partnership

    On Friday, March 11, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted a public conference focused on IP regulations, data privacy, and the transatlantic partnership, with a keynote speech by European Union (EU) Ambassador David O'Sullivan. The event was part of the program's Eurogrowth Initiative, as well as the ensuing private lunch, made possible through the generous support of PhRMA.

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  • Pork with a Side of Tariffs

    China’s decision to impose tariffs on about $3 billion worth of US imports sent stocks tumbling on April 2 and fueled fears that a trade war—or at the very least a trade skirmish—is imminent.

    The Chinese tariffs, which went into effect on April 2, target 128 US products, including pork, fruit and nuts, and steel pipes.

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