Marie Kasperek

  • Repairing the Roof with Clouds Gathering: The Outlook, Risks, and Governance Reform of the Euro Area

    On June 13, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion on the present and future of the European Monetary Union (EMU). The event featured José Leandro, director of policy, strategy, coordination, and communication and directorate general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission; and Gabriele Giudice, head of the unit on EMU deepening and macroeconomy of the Euro area and directorate general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission. It was moderated by Bart Oosterveld, C. Boyden Gray fellow on global finance and growth and director of the Global Business and Economics Program at the Atlantic Council.
  • Kasperek Quoted in Circa on the G7 Summit and Trump's Tariffs

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  • Making China Great Again

    US tariffs on the EU, Mexico, and Canada are a gift to Beijing

    As US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives in Beijing on June 2 for talks on the future of the Sino-American trade relationship, he comes bearing a gift: freshly issued tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico.

    With these tariffs, which came into effect on June 1, US President Donald J. Trump’s administration fired the first shot in a trade war with some of its biggest trading partners and closest allies.

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  • Kasperek Joins France 24 to Discuss New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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  • US Imposes Tariffs on the EU, Mexico, and Canada

    US President Donald J. Trump’s administration announced on May 31 that it will no longer exempt Canada, Mexico, and the European Union from previously announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. This means tariffs—25 percent on imports of steel and 10 percent on imports of aluminum—will go into effect at midnight on June 1. The decision will strain US ties with some of its closest allies and has already sparked retaliation.

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  • Kasperek Quoted in Global Trade Magazine on US- China Trade

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  • The Phony Stage of a Looming Trade War?

    The US government recently sent a large delegation to China in hopes of averting a looming trade war with a major economic competitor. While the intent of the May 2-4 meetings was laudable, it failed to produce any significant outcomes. Negotiators—including US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Trade Adviser Peter Navarro—left the meetings with only an escalation of previous demands made by both Washington and Beijing.

    However, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser Liu He will visit Washington next week to continue the talks.

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  • US Trade Partners Prepare for Tariff Exemptions to Expire

    Tuesday, May 1 may mark the start of a fully fledged global trade dispute.

    US President Donald J. Trump announced tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products into the United States on March 23, granting temporary exemptions for only seven key US allies of the US: the European Union (EU), Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. Those exemptions expire on May 1.

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  • How Can People Take Control of Their Own Finances?

    Economic empowerment makes ethical, social, economic, and business sense, and has the power to contribute to national as well as global economic growth. On the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, Latvian Finance Minister H.E. Dana Reizniece-Ozola joined the Atlantic Council's Marie Kasperek to discuss what must be done on a national, European, and global level to increase financial success for individuals.

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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.