Recent Events

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation, and customs, visited the Atlantic Council on October 6 as part of the “Stronger With Allies: The Future of Europe After Brexit” conference cohosted by the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative and the Global Business & Economics Program, and the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
As part of the 'Power of Transparency' series, a speaker series co-hosted by the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters, the Atlantic Council hosted the Honorable Marcel Lettre, under secretary for defense in intelligence at the Department of Defense, on September 13 to talk about how transparency has transformed the intelligence community since 9/11.
On July 21, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative hosted a panel of experts to discuss how to bring Europe’s economy back to sustained growth. Andrea Montanino, director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program, was joined by Gordon Bajnai, former prime minster of Hungary; Stuart Eizenstat, former US ambassador to the European Union (EU) and former deputy secretary of the US Treasury; Jay Shambaugh, member of the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House; and Paul Sheard, chief economist at S&P Global. The conversation focused on a broad range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and structural reforms. The main takeaways:
On July 20th, Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the US Department of State, joined the Atlantic Council to discuss transparency and economic growth (see transcript of remarks). Novelli was the second speaker in the Power of Transparency Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Atlantic Council and Thomson Reuters that seeks to highlight how government leaders can leverage transparency to achieve policy ends.
On July 18, Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission vice president for the euro and social dialogue, visited the Atlantic Council to discuss the state of European financial markets after the British referendum. Following the resignation of British Commissioner Lord Jonathan Hill, Mr. Dombrovskis took over the financial stability, financial services, and capital union portfolio. In his first appearance in his double capacity, Mr. Dombrovskis stressed the need to ensure financial stability after the uncertainty caused by Brexit as well as the need to continue deepening Europe’s capital markets and Banking Union.
On June 29, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström addressed the prospects of TTIP, with emphasis on the impacts of the June 23 Brexit vote. Following her remarks, she participated in a panel discussion with Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO and Laura Lane, president of global public affairs at UPS. The panel was moderated by Joe Schatz, editor of POLITICO Pro’s Europe brief. Before the public discussion, Malmström attended a private lunch with public and private sector leaders from the US and Europe.
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility Marianne Thyssen
On May 12, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills, and Labor Mobility, joined the Atlantic Council for a private breakfast roundtable conversation. Ms. Thyssen addressed the challenges that the European Union is currently facing with regards to unemployment and outdated skills of workers in the aftermath of the financial crisis. 
On May 23, the Atlantic Council Global Business & Economics Program in partnership with Baker & McKenzie hosted a conversation with the Honorable Daniel Fried, Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State, Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of the European Union(EU) Delegation to the US, and many leaders in the private sector. Additionally, an exclusive breakfast discussion was held.
Andrea Montanino, Director of the Global Business & Economics Program discusses the findings of Professor Nauro Campos.
On May 17, the Atlantic Council Global Business & Economics Program hosted Professor Nauro Campos for an exclusive breakfast conversation with members from the private and public sector as well as International organizations. Mr. Campos, a cutting-edge researcher on Brexit who teaches economics and finance at Brunel University in London, discussed how EU membership has affected UK economic performance in the past and what detrimental economic consequences a Brexit could have for the United Kingdom.
On April 21 Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Daniel Glaser, visited the Atlantic Council to talk about how federal financial regulation is instrumental in the fight against corruption, money laundering, and terrorism, as part of the 'Power of Transparency' series the Atlantic Council's Global Business & Economics program is co-sponsoring with Thomson Reuters.  The event began with a public speech about the Department of Treasury's position on the fight against corruption and terrorism, and was followed with an off-the-record conversation moderated by Reuters Reynolds Holding.