New Atlanticist

Sep 24, 2021

Coalition crazy: Here’s how Germany’s new government could shake out

By Jörn Fleck

Germany's federal elections could send Europe’s largest economy into messy, months-long coalition negotiations.

Elections Eurozone

New Atlanticist

Sep 21, 2021

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton: Trust in the US ‘has been eroded’

By Atlantic Council

Breton outlined developments in the European Union’s vaccination efforts, digital policy agenda, and cooperation with the United States.

Coronavirus Digital Policy

In the News

Jul 14, 2021

Friedlander quoted in Wall Street Journal on the US-Germany relationship

By Julia Friedlander

Read the whole article here.

Economy & Business Eurozone

New Atlanticist

Jun 25, 2021

Behind the European Union’s plan to rewrite the rules of online life

By Nick Fouriezos

The drafters of Europe's Digital Services Act joined the 360/Open Summit, hosted by the Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Mar 19, 2021

Happy St Pats to Ireland: Boom, bust, and recovery for Europe’s most resilient

By GeoEconomics Center

This week, the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center dressed in green and took a moment to reflect on the Irish economy, one of the most resilient in the European Union.

Digital Policy Eurozone

In-Depth Research & Reports

Mar 15, 2021

Europe’s geostrategic sovereignty and Turkey

By Bahadır Kaleağası

A more positive relationship between the European Union and Turkey is a decade-long project of advocates from all over Europe and across the Atlantic. Drawing on history, witnesses see how this relationship can be an excellent win-win algorithm, as much as it can rapidly turn out to be a lose-lose situation or even a triple win-or-lose equation—with political, economic, and social resonance reaching far beyond the Continent.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business


Mar 7, 2021

Ukraine-EU border crossings in urgent need of upgrade

By Lesia Dubenko and Pavlo Kravchuk

Ukraine's EU border crossings play an important infrastructure role in the country's Euro-Atlantic integration but little has been done to upgrade border facilities since the country turned west in 2014.

Economy & Business Eurozone

Blog Post

Feb 26, 2021

Why tactical bargaining won the EU-China Investment Deal

By Elmar Hellendoorn

In the CAI, traditional political proclivities, institutional dynamics, and tactics superseded Europe’s strategic interest in transatlantic coordination and its consideration of communist China as a ‘systemic rival.’ The EU-China investment agreement was thus neither a strategic embrace of Beijing, nor a European rejection of Washington.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Feb 17, 2021

Friedlander spoke with Handelsblatt on Germany’s potential options to postpone the operation of Nord Stream 2

By Julia Friedlander

Read the full article here.

Economy & Business Eurozone

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jan 13, 2021

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda: A European perspective

By Emilie Bel

By analyzing the lessons learned from the failure of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and drawing on interviews with European officials, this paper recommends adopting a step-by-step approach that pays greater attention from the start to the concerns of public opinion—notably, on climate change—the diversity of European sensitivities, and the need to rebuild trust progressively.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia