TRADE in ACTION – March 23, 2017

After the conclusion of the G20 meetings in Germany, and Chancellor Merkel’s first joint press conference with President Trump, we look to Europe for the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as well as to Prime Minister Theresa May who announced the triggering of article 50 (the article to kick off the UK’s exit negotiations out of the EU) for March 29. Analysis here.
Happy Birthday European Union
What do you wish for Europe? 
Against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on March 25th,  we went in front of the White House and asked people “What do you wish for Europe?”. Watch the video.
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Want to read more on the future of Europe? Check out our recent report Charting the Future Now: European Economic Growth and its Importance to American Prosperity.

Press Conference: Joint Press Conference with President Trump and German Chancellor Merkel, The White House
Opinion: The G20’s Dilemma, Henrik Boehme, Deutsche Welle 
Report: White House Prepares Formal NAFTA Notice, Megan Cassella, Politico
News: U.S. Breaks with Allies over Trade Issues amid Trump’s ‘America First’ Vows, Jack Ewing, The New York Times
News: EU Trade Restrictions would Hamper Productivity Growth, ECB Says, Carolynn Look, Bloomberg
News: White House Prepares Sweeping Review of Trade Deals, Dawsey & Cassella, Politico
Analysis: Protectionism may Raise, not Cut, Trade Deficits: ECB, Balazs Koranyi, Reuters
Commentary: This Trade Deal may not be Entirely Dead under President Trump, Alan Wolf, Fortune
News: ‘America First’ Trump Play Opens Door for EU-China Trade Detente, Stearns & Martin, Bloomberg
News: Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls for more Global Trade with China, Reuters

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Did you know…that in 2012 the European Union received the the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights?  Economically, the European Union is the world’s largest single market with over 510 million inhabitants and $18.5 trillion in GDP.

News: Trump Admin Rejects Anti-Protectionism Language in G20 Free Trade Statement, Max Greenwood, The Hill
Video: What Populism Gets Wrong About Globalization, Richard Baldwin, Bloomberg
Analysis: The World Economy is Picking Up, The Economist
News: Statoil CEO Warns of Globalization ‘In Reverse’ After D.C. Visit, Mikael Holter, Bloomberg Markets
News: Here’s why China is Backing Globalization, according to Allianz’s CEO, Cutmore & Rosenfeld, CNBC
News: University Presidents: Prepare for Global Economy, Schlissel Simon & Wilson, The Detroit News

Analysis: A Rocky First Date, Jackson Janes, AICGS
Compilation: The 40 MEPs Who Matter in 2017, Ryan Heath, Politico Europe
Opinion: A Little Advice to Europe, From Your Best Friend, Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Foreign Policy
Analysis: 60 Years Treaty of Rome, IW Köln
ReportNew Priorities for the European Union at 60, McKinsey Global Institute 
Analysis: Brexit and the City, Simeon Djankov, LSE

March 23: Cecilia Malmström Makes an Official Visit to Portugal
March 23: Cecilia Malmström Speech at the German Marshall Fund 12th Brussels Forum
March 27-28: Cecilia Malmström Makes an Official Visit to Croatia
April 3-6: Plenary Sessions of the European Parliament in Strasbourg
May 25: President Trump to attend North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government meeting in Brussels

March 23: Expanding the Benefits of North American Energy Trade, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, Bipartisan Policy Center 
March 23: Longer-Term Implications of Brexit, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC
March 29: Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures, Atlantic Council, Washington DC 
​​​March 29: Fiscal Politics: The IMF Explores Another Side of Public Finance, Brookings Institution,Washington DC 
March 30: Spurring Private Investment in Health R&D Around the World, Brookings Institution, Washington DC 
April 3: A Conversation with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, AEI, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., (Live Stream Only)

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