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Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Digital tax talks continue as trade threats rise

Digital service taxes are one of the primary wedge issues in a larger transatlantic divide over digital policy. A tangible measure for politicians and the public alike, they could become one of the primary catalysts for the new European Commission’s quest for digital sovereignty.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck, Alex Pieter Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Digital Policy Simulation – Paris, Berlin

On Tuesday, November 19, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative organized a running of its Digital Policy simulation in Paris. This was co-organized with the Institut Montaigne, and hosted at Linedata Services. Institut Montaigne recruited about 20 players, a mix of tech and cybersecurity experts and national security analysts. On Thursday, November 21, the […]

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Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

A digital agenda for the new European Commission: issues and opportunities

Under the outgoing European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union has emerged as the regulatory superpower of the global digital economy. Early signs indicate Brussels will continue to leverage the power of the single market and its regulatory approach when a new Commission takes office in November 2019.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Jörn Fleck serves as associate director with the Future Europe Initiative (FEI) at the Atlantic Council with primary responsibility for FEI’s European Union (EU) efforts, programming related to Western Europe, Brexit, and US-EU trade relations. Jörn also leads FEI’s outreach to US and European legislators as well as the Council’s Transatlantic Digital Project which seeks to promote closer US-EU cooperation on digital policy matters.

Jörn previously was director at the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) and helped to launch TPN’s annual signature event Transatlantic Week which has become a major event in the transatlantic calendar. He continues to support TPN programming and promotes cooperation between both organizations.

Prior to joining TPN, Jörn was chief of staff for a British member of the European Parliament (MEP). In this role, he worked extensively on US-EU relations, trade policy, and EU foreign and security policy. Jörn further served as the staff lead for the MEP’s rapporteurship for the 2007 EU general budget.

Jörn holds an MA in international commerce and policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a BA in politics and international relations with first class honors from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom. Jörn is a German national.