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Fri, Dec 13, 2019

How the USMCA impacts transatlantic trade policy

The attention today rightly sits with the breakthroughs regarding the labor and environment provisions of the USMCA. But trade policy strategists in Europe and the United States should not delay in using the USMCA’s digital trade chapter as a catalyst to define new foundations for cross-border trade in data and services which will drive economic growth and innovation for the foreseeable future.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Johnson triumphs in UK election: What’s next?

“Much of the electorate seems to have bought the Johnson message that electing a Conservative government will mark the end of the Brexit process," Sir Peter Westmacott said. "In fact, it only signals the beginning of the real negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Lost in translation: Different interpretations of Paris peace talks spell trouble ahead

The diverging visions for a future peace settlement in Ukraine were on full display in Paris this week as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time. These differences were also evident in minor discrepancies that appeared in the Ukrainian and Russian language versions of the summit conclusions.

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

European integration is taking root across Ukraine despite Russia’s best efforts

A new nationwide study has highlighted the progress made across Ukraine towards greater European integration as the country seeks to move closer to the rest of Europe despite Russian efforts to derail the process and reassert its dominant position.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk

European Union Eurozone

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Blakemore quoted in EuroNews on carbon markets and COP25

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Managed competition: Meeting China’s challenge in a multi-vector world

Understanding and responding to the challenges China presents requires a broad perspective, recognizing the interaction of economic, diplomatic, and security issues.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer

China Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Turkey news roundup – Dec. 12, 2019

Eastern Mediterranean Developments On November 29th, Turkey and the Libyan government signed an agreement establishing maritime boundaries between the two countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The move was criticized by other regional actors including Greece and Egypt and increases tensions over longstanding regional maritime disputes. Disputes have intensified in recent years as international actors […]

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Turkey

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Haddad in Foreign Policy: Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia France

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Waving the flag of digital sovereignty

European leaders are feeling besieged again. Having spent the past several years building up Europe’s physical defenses against migrants, they now see themselves faced with a less tangible sort of invasion—US technology companies dominating their markets and vacuuming up the personal data of their citizens. And so the cry has gone up from Berlin, Brussels, and Paris: “Digital sovereignty!”

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks: The view from Berlin

Monday’s Normandy Four summit in the French capital saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron sitting down with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin in a bid to end years of deadly stalemate and bring to an end the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas. What kind of impression did the long-awaited Paris summit make in Berlin?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Germany

Events

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

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