Tue, Jul 23, 2019

France’s digital tax: all about leverage?

The new measure should be a warning that European states will adopt unilateral solutions to update tax rules

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Right-Wing party gains ground in Spain

The December 2 regional election in Andalusia ended the Spanish anomaly. As the results poured in, heads turned in Europe as Vox, a populist right-wing party, won 11 percent of the vote and twelve seats in the Andalusian parliament.

New Atlanticist by Alex Baker

Elections Populism

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

As Angela Merkel begins her exit, what next?

No matter who succeeds Merkel as leader of the CDU, it is difficult to imagine that person would be content with Merkel staying on as chancellor until her terms ends in 2021. That person will want the opportunity to connect with voters and chart his or her own course for the party.

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Elections Germany

Alex Pieter Baker is a Project Assistant with the Future Europe Initiative. He helps coordinate the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative, which examines US and EU policy perspectives on digital matters and makes recommendations for building cooperation or ameliorating differences in this fast-growing area of the transatlantic economy. He also works on European Union politics, transatlantic relations, Germany, and elections.

Prior to joining the Future Europe Initiative, he served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council.

He holds a BA from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and a MA from Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. As an undergraduate, he spent time living in Dessau, Germany, where he interned in the office of the mayor. As a graduate student, he spent a year studying at Freie Universität Berlin.