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Pipeline construction

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom

The OPAL judgment in Case T-883/16 "Republic of Poland v. European Commission" from the EU General Court will undermine Gazprom’s market dominance in Central and Eastern Europe.

EnergySource by Alan Riley

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia
European Court of Justice building

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision

The recent decision by the European Court of Justice to limit Gazprom’s use of Opal, an onshore pipeline in Germany, has wide-reaching implications for Gazprom’s use of both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, as well as Gazprom’s reliance on Ukraine for gas transit to Europe.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Boris’s Brexit: A done deal?

The prime minister has less than forty-eight hours to forge a coalition that can secure the necessary initial approval of the deal—and Britain’s fractured politics means the outcome of the vote is far from certain.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

A final Brexit countdown?

There’s a Brexit countdown in progress, but whether it’s counted in hours in order to end at midnight on October 16 or in days to end at midnight on Halloween is anybody’s guess.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

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
Malmstrom airbus tariff

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Transatlantic policy makers face a tariff tightrope walk

How US and European policy makers react to the WTO decision in the aircraft sector will likely determine how US policy makers proceed regarding the auto sector tariffs. Trade policy risks have thus increased overnight.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

European Union International Organizations

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

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

WTO tariff ruling could deepen transatlantic trade fight

“Engaging in serious negotiations to solve the problem on both sides is much more sensible than going for immediate tariffs and triggering a tit-for tat,” Antonio de Lecea said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union International Organizations

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Court decision rebukes Johnson, but will it strengthen his hand?

The Supreme Court succeeded in making a unanimous ruling correct in law and seemingly devoid of political influence, but it could only strengthen the prime minister's support among Brexit voters.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

The transatlantic bond must be protected, Dutch prime minister says

These temporary disagreements between allies should not distract either side of the Atlantic from the fundamental importance of the relationship and international cooperation, according to Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer

European Union