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Recent Events

By convening American and European leaders, through public events and workshops,  the Future Europe Initiative promotes dialogue to bolster the transatlantic partnership.

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Digital Policy Simulation – Paris, Berlin

On Tuesday, November 19, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative organized a running of its Digital Policy simulation in Paris. This was co-organized with the Institut Montaigne, and hosted at Linedata Services. Institut Montaigne recruited about 20 players, a mix of tech and cybersecurity experts and national security analysts. On Thursday, November 21, the […]

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Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

A Conversation about the Transatlantic Relationship and Foreign Policy Tools with French MP Roland Lescure

On October 18, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation with Roland Lescure, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the French parliament and representative for the French living in North America. The discussion focused on the transatlantic economic relationship and future growth prospects for […]

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Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Tue, Jan 7, 2020

With crisis over, Greek PM says Athens is ready “to punch above our weight”

With its new robust regional and international role, Mitsotakis argued that Greece is a “very reliable and dependable partner” for the United States at a time of incredible global instability. With the dark days of economic crisis behind them, it is now time for Athens and Washington, he said “to set a new, more ambitious target in terms of what we can achieve.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Greece Macroeconomics

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

“The truth shall make you free”

Dealing with the gaps, failures, and sins of the national past is what honest countries do. Living with a lie, including a lie about history, is like an untreated infection: it is unlikely to improve with time and will weaken the whole body.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Poland

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Digital tax talks continue as trade threats rise

Digital service taxes are one of the primary wedge issues in a larger transatlantic divide over digital policy. A tangible measure for politicians and the public alike, they could become one of the primary catalysts for the new European Commission’s quest for digital sovereignty.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck, Alex Pieter Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Making Europe fit for the digital age

This focus on digital policy is embedded in a new economic strategy that represents a return to thinking in traditional European terms about an industrial strategy, one that would ensure that European companies face a “level-playing field” on their own continent but that also makes room for innovative European start-ups.

Blog Post by Frances Burwell

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Wieslander quoted in Chatham House on US foreign policy in 2020

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Vajdich quoted in Politico on nomination of new Ukrainian ambassador

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Johnson triumphs in UK election: What’s next?

“Much of the electorate seems to have bought the Johnson message that electing a Conservative government will mark the end of the Brexit process," Sir Peter Westmacott said. "In fact, it only signals the beginning of the real negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Haddad in Foreign Policy: Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia France

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Waving the flag of digital sovereignty

European leaders are feeling besieged again. Having spent the past several years building up Europe’s physical defenses against migrants, they now see themselves faced with a less tangible sort of invasion—US technology companies dominating their markets and vacuuming up the personal data of their citizens. And so the cry has gone up from Berlin, Brussels, and Paris: “Digital sovereignty!”

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Events

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

The UK’s global trade future Post-Brexit

A discussion on the UK's future after Brexit with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry.

12:00pm Washington DC