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The Europe Center uses real-time commentary and analysis to explain to key audiences in America current developments in Europe and how they affect the transatlantic relationship.
Blog Post Jan 7, 2022
Plan to crack open more books in 2022? Check out what our Europe experts are reading.
By Atlantic Council’s Europe Center
One of the ways the experts at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center passed the second full year of the pandemic was by reading everything from politics, philosophy, and history to biography and, of course, fiction. Here are their favorite and often surprising top picks.
New Atlanticist Jul 1, 2021
European policy toward Russia begins in the East
By Nicolas Tenzer
There are no countries in this ensemble of twenty-seven that are more legitimate than others, though perhaps those that are most threatened should be heard first and heeded.
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The Europe Center conducts research to guide the actions and strategy of key transatlantic decision makers on the issues that will shape the future of the transatlantic relationship.
Issue Brief May 19, 2021
Proposal for a US-EU Digital Council: Building a comprehensive conversation
By Frances Burwell
As the new Biden administration confronts its foreign policy priorities, it should not avoid the looming digital debate with its European allies. With the European Union serving as the leader in digital regulation, policy on the digital space is by no means aligned between US and European policymakers. From digital taxation to data storage and privacy rights, issues that will define the success or failure of transatlantic digital policy—with hundreds of billions of dollars on the line—remain unsettled.
Issue Brief Oct 8, 2021
Global Britain: An American review
By Dame Karen Pierce, Max Bergmann, Peter Rough, Rachel Ellehuus, Yakov Feygin, Nate Sibley, Livia Godaert, Leah Scheunemann, Safa Shahwan Edwards, Margaret Jackson, Olivier-Remy Bel, Damir Marusic, Jörn Fleck, Julia Friedlander, Frances Burwell, James Batchik
What is happening to Britain in the world? Since 2016, when Brexit began with the United Kingdom’s shock “leave” vote to quit the European Union, the conversation has become almost impossible to have without entering into a fierce and polemical debate surrounding the country’s departure.
Issue Brief Dec 17, 2021
The EU as a global actor in the Indo-Pacific
The coming French presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2022 presents a great opportunity to turn commitments to deepen such cooperation into action, demonstrating that the transatlantic community can effectively deliver together in the Indo-Pacific region.
By convening American and European leaders, through public events and workshops, the Europe Center promotes dialogue to bolster the transatlantic partnership.
May 5-7, 2021
The EU-US Future Forum is a unique convening of leaders and stakeholders in dialogue to build a new transatlantic agenda and momentum for EU-US cooperation.
Review playlists from the event
Issue Brief Aug 16, 2021
EU-US Future Forum 2021: A path forward for transatlantic relations
By Benjamin Haddad, Jörn Fleck, Livia Godaert, Michaela Nakayama Shapiro
From May 5 to 7, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and the EU Delegation to the United States partnered to organize the first EU-US Future Forum (EUFF), a three-day open conference bringing together policy makers, experts, and the private sector to address the key challenges facing the transatlantic relationship in the coming decades.