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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

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Europe’s new commission: The outlook for digital policy

A quick look at how the new European Commission will line up on digital policy.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

How to make a lasting regime change: A guide for aspiring (democratic) reformers

Why did the Central Europeans succeed when so many efforts at regime change from within failed – ending in tears, bitter disappointment or bloodshed?

New Atlanticist by Jakub Wiśniewski

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

A geopolitical European Commission: Can the incoming president make it work?

The selection process and presentation have been received relatively well and signal a new Commission leadership adept at messaging and politics. But questions remain whether Ursula von der Leyen can make the complex Commission work

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel and Jörn Fleck

European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Johnson takes the reins as Britain remains on uncertain Brexit course

Johnson must quickly find a way forward along an increasingly uncertain Brexit road

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

United Kingdom

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

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Macron’s Belgrade pivot

Macron’s trip may yet be remembered as a turning point for French involvement in the Balkans. The payoff could be big for France, but it must first decide if it is willing to prove that the Balkans truly belong in Europe.

New Atlanticist by Petrit Selimi

France The Balkans

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Dutch prime minister: Europe should embrace Trump’s multilateral criticisms as opportunity for reform

Despite the disagreements, the United States and Europe need to work together to secure a better world, Rutte advised.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union International Organizations

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte: Stronger Together Than Apart

Stronger together than apart Speech by Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte  Atlantic Council Washington, DC July 18, 2019

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European Union International Organizations

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák Speaks at United States and Central Europe Conference

CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC   H.E. MIROSLAV LAJČÁK   at the flagship conference of the Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC on   THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL EUROPE:   CELEBRATING EUROPE WHOLE AND FREE, BUILDING THE NEXT CENTURY TOGETHER   17 July 2019  Washington, DC

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe