Blog PostOct 3, 2019
A digital agenda for the new European Commission: issues and opportunities
By Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker
Under the outgoing European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union has emerged as the regulatory superpower of the global digital economy. Early signs indicate Brussels will continue to leverage the power of the single market and its regulatory approach when a new Commission takes office in November 2019.
Issue BriefSep 18, 2019
A transatlantic agenda for the new European Commission
By Benjamin Haddad and Jörn Fleck (Eds)
The new European Commission will take office on November 1, 2019, at a time of intensifying great power competition and new strain for transatlantic relations. This memo gathers the contributions of several Atlantic Council experts on a variety of issues such as defense, foreign policy, trade, and energy policy
Alex Pieter Baker is a former Project Assistant with the Future Europe Initiative. He helps coordinate the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative, which examines US and EU policy perspectives on digital matters and makes recommendations for building cooperation or ameliorating differences in this fast-growing area of the transatlantic economy. He also works on European Union politics, transatlantic relations, Germany, and elections.
Prior to joining the Future Europe Initiative, he served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council.
He holds a BA from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and a MA from Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. As an undergraduate, he spent time living in Dessau, Germany, where he interned in the office of the mayor. As a graduate student, he spent a year studying at Freie Universität Berlin.