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  • TTIP&TRADE in Action - July 13, 2016

    Photo Credit: @jyrkikatainen
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President Federica Mogherini, European Council President Donald Tusk, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, and the Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, represented the
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  • TTIP&TRADE in Action - July 6, 2016

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    13 Reasons Why Breaking Up With The (E)U Is Hard To Do
    "So you broke up with the EU? You have a blank space and you’re wondering if you’re ever ever
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  • Europe Needs a New Approach in a Post-Brexit World

    Of the many things that the British decision to leave the European Union has been called—earthquake, inflection point, game-changer, disaster—perhaps the most important is wake up call. If June 23 does not raise European leaders from their collective slumber, then hope is lost for this European project of ours.

    And yet, in the days since the British made their fateful choice we have...

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  • TTIP Will ‘Survive’ Brexit

    The effort to conclude a transatlantic trade deal will continue despite the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, according to the European Union’s top trade official.

    “There are a lot of uncertainties related to Brexit and we will have to wait and see the clearer picture. But for now and for the immediate future, the UK is a member of the EU and we will negotiate...

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  • TTIP&TRADE in Action - June 29, 2016


    The Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative "talked TTIP" with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on June 29. (Left to right: Joe Schatz, Editor, Politico Pro Europe Brief; Cecilia Malmström,
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  • Talking TTIP with European Trade Commissioner Malmström Featured by C-SPAN


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  • EU’s Salvation a Priority

    David Cameron will go down as one of the most foolish prime ministers in British history. By placating populist sentiment and agreeing to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union to manage tensions in his own Conservative Party, he has taken his country out of relevant international politics, forced himself out of a job, and perhaps permanently divided the...
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  • Brexit: Losers and Winners

    The United Kingdom will emerge as the biggest loser from its voters’ decision to exit the European Union. 

    The United States loses a useful ally in its dealings with the European bloc, but it has others. France and Russia benefit, while Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel will look increasingly vulnerable. Italy, Poland, and Spain have the opportunity to increase their...

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  • EU ‘Must be More Transparent’

    We asked our experts to tell us what the EU needs to do differently in light of the referendum. This is what they had to say:

    Fran Burwellis vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, at the Atlantic Council.

    There are two things that the EU needs to do to change. First, it needs to make its own workings more transparent to its citizens...

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  • Europe’s Soul-Searching Moment

    There is an old rule in lawyering, never ask a question if you are not certain of the answer. Three years ago, in a selfish gambit to solidify his personal mandate for a second term as prime minister, David Cameron did just that. His reward: thirteen extra months in 10 Downing Street entirely consumed by a destructive and divisive referendum debate.

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