Programs

The Future Europe Initiative promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

Experts

Andrea Montanino

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Anna Pellegatta

Associate Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Antonio de Lecea

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Barbara C. Matthews

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Europe moves to curb ISIS antiquity trafficking

Global trafficking of fake and stolen antiquities is worth a whopping forty-five billion dollars a year, of which twenty billion is generated in Europe alone.

New Atlanticist by Brooks Tigner

European Union Terrorism

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

US surveillance on trial in Europe: Will transatlantic digital commerce be collateral damage?

In this issue brief, Kenneth Propp, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative, examines the existing transatlantic data-transfer mechanisms, the landmark court case that could invalidate them, and the divergent US and EU approaches to data transfers across borders and privacy standards. On July 9, 2019, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems challenged […]

Issue Brief by Kenneth Propp

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Danger ahead

Although every Ukrainian understandably wishes a quick end to the war in the Donbas and a lasting settlement of the conflict, Ukraine is strongly advised to approach any Minsk Summit with the greatest care.

UkraineAlert by Willem Aldershoff

European Union International Norms

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Westminster tries to rein Johnson in and avoid no-deal

Arguing that the bill would mean he would lose all leverage with Brussels over a new withdrawal agreement, Johnson said “there is only one way forward for the country…there must now be an election.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Boris Johnson: 1066 and all that

Johnson—'minister for the Union', as he has styled himself—now only represents one element of the United Kingdom, albeit the largest. When he addresses the House of Commons on Hastings’ Day, he will truly 'Speak for England,’ and England alone.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Montanino joins CNBC to discuss the relevance of the German economic slowdown and ECB to Italy

Watch full discussion here

In the News by Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

US-EU Auto Tariffs: What’s at Stake?

Escalating trade tensions between the world’s major economies are widely considered the greatest threat to the global economy’s health. Following the White House’s cancellation of its threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports on June 7, attention swiftly turned back to the brewing US-China trade war. This edition of the EconoGraphic, however, puts the focus on how US tariffs on cars and car parts might disrupt transatlantic trade flow.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Will suspending parliament strengthen Boris Johnson’s Brexit hand?

Johnson’s decision to call for a suspension—also known as prorogation—drew fire from MPs across the political spectrum who view it as an attempt to sideline Parliament in the lead-up to the October 31 Brexit deadline.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union United Kingdom

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

The West needs to act fast to help Ukraine

This might be Ukraine’s greatest chance yet. The West needs to assist as well as it can.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

European Union International Markets

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Why Germany resoundingly rejected joining a US-led mission against Iran

On July 31, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced Germany’s refusal to join a US-led military mission to safeguard the international shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian aggression and criticized what he called America’s “maximum tension” approach.

IranSource by Gert Hilgers

European Union Germany