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



Thu, Aug 6, 2020

De-escalating tariff threats could jumpstart US–EU trade ties and support post-COVID 19 economic recovery

Instead of imposing additional tariffs now, the Trump administration should attempt to ease the trade tensions with the EU ahead of the WTO’s ruling this fall on US subsidies, which will likely entitle the European Commission to impose tariffs on a similar magnitude of US products.

New Atlanticist by Ole Moehr

European Union International Markets

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Polish PM calls for transatlantic unity on troop deployments and China

Speaking at an Atlantic Council Front Page event, Morawiecki argued that “the NATO alliance is so important for the world to keep peace,” that allies must continue to work toward “consensus” in their actions.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The EU must begin to show Turkey some respect

Turkey, the EU, and the United States have more in common than we do not in common, and the stakes are higher than anyone in these crazy times seems to understand. It is now high time that the EU and its member states treated Turkey as an accession-negotiating candidate and a strategic partner rather than as a rival.

TURKEYSource by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı

European Union Turkey

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

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

How much money is the G20 spending?

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program,

China Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Mr. Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, director of applied research at NewCities, outlines the implications of the pandemic for the future of cities and shares suggestions for how communities could emerge from this crisis stronger than before.

Blog Post by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Civil Society Climate Change & Climate Action

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