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

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Mon, May 18, 2020

Partial Eurobond not the answer to Europe’s coronavirus economic downturn

Some have argued that a partial Eurobond instrument, backed for example by France, Italy, and Spain, could be set up as a risk sharing and/or solidarity tool to partially finance the recovery out of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. This is a truly awful idea as such an instrument would deliver none of the potential benefits of a Eurobond, while simultaneously creating asymmetric risks on capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, May 12, 2020

Cyber crises need strong collaboration: Reflections from Cyber 9/12

Cyber 9/12 sharpened our ability to analyze an evolving situation and identify its key issues, adapt to unexpected changes, and recommend effective responses to manage the crisis.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Montouris Ciambotti, Manuel Hepfer, Matthew Rogers, and Yashovardhan Sharma.

Cybersecurity United Kingdom
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Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Building Virtual Communities: The Power of Technology to Connect People

Today’s technology has become the connective tissue of our physically distant lives and positioned us to quickly learn about and respond to COVID-19.

Stories of Resilience

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Why the Netherlands opposed unconditional European coronavirus aid

Southern European calls for northern solidarity should be backed up with a quest for greater empathy in countries like the Netherlands. As long as the Dutch public remain largely unaware of the plight of southern Europe—as well as ignorant of the geopolitical consequences of too much fiscal rigidity—the current clash may only be a prelude to a much larger battle.

New Atlanticist by Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn

Coronavirus European Union

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Should the European Left take on the populists at their own game?

For Medium World, Alistair Somerville and Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler go head to head on whether European center-left and left wing parties should take on the right wing populists at their own game.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

New British carriers can transform Europe’s NATO naval capabilities

In the wake of economic calamity, now is the perfect time for European militaries to work together to maximize their resources and military readiness. No better opportunity exists than to use HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as hubs for a European carrier strike group.

New Atlanticist by Michael John Williams

Maritime Security NATO

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Shaffer joins Bloomberg to discuss international oil markets

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge wraps up its third year in London

UK Minister for Digital Infrastructure hails Cyber 9/12’s “fantastic” work in developing the UK’s “cyber leaders of the future”

Press Release

Cybersecurity United Kingdom

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

New British budget takes coronavirus head-on

Britain’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak, has just delivered a master class in how a government should tackle both the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

UK remains committed to positive global role after Brexit, defence secretary says

“The security of Europe is vital to the United Kingdom’s security [and] that will not change because we have left the political union of the European Union,” UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on March 5.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union NATO

Events

Fri, May 29, 2020

European solidarity in the COVID-19 crisis

ONLINE EVENT - French, Italian, and Spanish leaders tasked with managing EU affairs outline the coordinated efforts of the EU and its Member States and reflect on the lessons learned from this crisis and what it means for European solidarity after the pandemic.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT