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Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Tracking the COVID-19 economy

Key economic indicators for Japan, UK, European Union, and the United States.

EconoGraphics by Nitya Biyani and William Bonney

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Unconventional monetary policy is not a free lunch in Europe or the United States

The European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve responded to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with a similar prescription to the one they used during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), but this time they multiplied the dose.

New Atlanticist by Andrzej Rzońca and Grzegorz Parosa

Coronavirus European Union

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

What happened to transatlantic cooperation on WTO reform?

Contrary to the transatlantic aspirations on WTO reform in the summer of 2018, there is now less cooperation, more setbacks, and a bleak outlook for at least the rest of 2020.

New Atlanticist by Marie Kasperek

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Perfect competition: Getting a US-EU trade deal was never going to be easy

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently criticized the EU for negotiating seventy-seven individual trade agreements globally. What was more striking in this comment was not the criticism of Brussels, but what that number revealed about the transatlantic dilemma. Europe can take home ancillary prizes but the golden goose—an agreement with the United States—remains out of reach.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Two years after Rose Garden deal, Europe prefers to wait it out

Two years after the Juncker-Trump summit, a realistic scenario for transatlantic trade discussions in the next few years is progress on minor aspects. Think of lullaby topics like closer alignment of insurance regulation. With such political uncertainty, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic will hope for agreements that the press tunes out quickly and make sure that farmers do not block the access roads to Paris.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Europe and the US should remember their Rose Garden intellectual property pledge

While progress on protecting intellectual property since the summit has been disappointing, it still provides a compelling opportunity for the United States and Europe to join forces to protect this key economic freedom.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

European Union Eurozone

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

EU deal is a win-win for all sides

The €1.8 trillion agreement was the subject of intense debate over several days, but in the end European leaders reached a compromise that is a win-win for all sides and will strengthen the EU’s economy and political stability during turbulent times.

New Atlanticist by Antonio de Lecea

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Experts react: European leaders reach decisive coronavirus recovery agreement

"The agreement is a historic achievement leading to more solidarity in the European Union to respond the economic fallout of the coronavirus," Benjamin Haddad says.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus European Union

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

European leaders prepare for crucial coronavirus financial compromise

European leaders need to act quickly to overcome these differences, as an ambitious recovery package is needed to ensure financial stability and fend off other risks.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Berlin takes over the EU presidency: Lower your expectations

If Germany achieves a breakthrough on even one of the big-ticket items of its presidency, it is despite the chancellor and its political elites’ legacy of European policy over the last decade. Those betting wisely would do best to lower expectations for a Germany that has yet to have a moment of truth with itself about its role in Europe and the world.

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck

Coronavirus European Union