Recent Events

On June 23, 2017, the Atlantic Council’s Eurogrowth Initiative hosted Jose Leandro and Gabriele Giudice, the authors of the European Commission’s Reflection Paper on the Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union.
On May 31st, the Atlantic Council’s Eurogrowth Initiative and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted Pieter De Crem, Belgium’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
On May 17th, the Atlantic Council Global Business & Economics Program, together with Thomson Reuters and the CFA Institute, hosted a public discussion and reception on the President Trump's infrastructure plans, which envisage a $1 trillion increase in spending over ten years. Legislators on both sides of the aisle in Washington agree on the need to modernize airports, roads, bridges and the like, but they have yet to reach common ground on how to finance such projects. 

On April 20, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted Dr. Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Mr. Robert Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, US Trade Representative and former Deputy Secretary of State. Fred Kempe, Atlantic Council CEO, moderated the conversation. Key takeaways are:
On April 20, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted Mr. Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), to discuss the role of the ESM in preserving global financial stability and promoting growth in the eurozone. Main takeaways are:
On March 10, The Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative launched its flagship Report, Charting the Future Now: European Economic Growth and Its Importance to American Prosperity. Authored by the EuroGrowth Initiative Task Force, the report provides feasible yet ambitious solutions to generate greater economic growth in Europe and improve transatlantic relations. The report is fore worded by former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and former U.S. Ambassador to the EU Stuart Eizenstat.
On February 8, The Atlantic Council Global hosted International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the sixth and final installment of the Power of Transparency Series hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics program and Thomson Reuters. She later participated in a discussion moderated by Axel Threlfall, editor-at-large at Reuters.
On January 26, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted a public panel discussion on the future of US-EU relations at the start of the Trump Administration. Ms. Ana Palacio (former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain), Amb. C. Boyden Gray (former US Ambassador to the EU), Dr. Georgios Alogoskoufis (former Finance Minister of Greece), and Dr. Shekhar Aiyar (European department Deputy Chief, IMF) outlined the numerous challenges ahead. 
On January 25, the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters hosted Richard Berner, Director of the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

On January 18, The Atlantic Council EuroGrowth Initiative hosted Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and member of the EuroGrowth Initiative TaskForce, for a presentation of his latest book, Europe's Growth Challenge, coauthored with Dr. Simeon Djankov, former Minister of Finance of Bulgaria. The presentation was followed by a discussion with Dr. Poul Thomsen, director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund and Ms. Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States.