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The European Union
Growing from its start as the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Union today has twenty-seven member states and is the only democratic, intergovernmental, supranational organization in the world. It has risen as a key actor and norm-setter in areas as diverse as trade, energy security, digital policy, and defense. In an era of great power competition, the United States has a national interest in the EU reinvigorating faith in the European project among Europeans and the rest of the world.
New Atlanticist Feb 23, 2024
Russia’s blocked assets: A ‘non-collateral collateral’ plan could be the way forward
By Charles Lichfield
Instead of seizing Russia’s immobilized sovereign assets outright, G7 members seem instead to be aligning around “unlocking their value.”
Econographics Feb 8, 2024
Is the EU missing another tech wave with AI?
By Ryan Murphy
Policymakers in the United States and European Union view generative AI as one of the technological “commanding heights” of the coming decade. Are EU startups falling behind on funding?
The Transatlantic Horizons series
The Europe Center’s Transatlantic Horizons series charts an ambitious agenda for the United States and Europe for 2025 and beyond.
The Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative
The Europe Center’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative seeks to foster greater understanding on digital policy between the United States and Europe and build tangible cooperation in this critical area of the transatlantic relationship.
In-depth Research & reports
Report Jan 25, 2024
How Europe can escape its structural energy weakness amid great power competition
By Ben Judah, Tim Sahay, Shahin Vallée, and Francis Shin
This report argues that the EU will need to engage in deep structural and political reforms to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.
Issue Brief Dec 12, 2023
Galvanizing Spain’s presidency for the next chapter
By Ignacia Ulloa Peters, Diego Area, Felipe Félix Méndez
Spain’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2023 was a unique opportunity to deepen partnerships between the Euro-Americas. Through shared values, common interests, and complementary capabilities, the EU, US, and LAC have the potential to advance lasting solutions to the most pressing challenges facing these regions and the world.
Issue Brief Oct 18, 2023
Designing a US-EU industrial and trade policy
By Erik Brattberg, Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, Charles Lichfield, Zach Meyers, James Batchik, and Emma Nix
Both sides of the Atlantic are confronting the geopolitical necessity of adapting trade and industrial policies to be fit for purpose in an increasingly competitive world. To avoid competition between Washington and Brussels, policymakers must recognize each side’s priorities and commit to further cooperation to bridge the transatlantic economic relationship, not widen it.
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