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Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Europe’s ‘green deal’ requires radical change

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

EDA soon to launch new financing mechanism for boosting multination defense projects

Despite its bland name the CFM will operate on a radical premise, one that has never been tried before at national or EU level (or among NATO allies for that matter), namely: to function as a platform where Europe’s defense ministries can systematically borrow either from the EU’s official bank or lend their own defense monies to each another for multinational capability efforts.

New Atlanticist by Brooks Tigner

Defense Policy European Union

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

A Conversation with H.E. Nadia Calviño, Minister of Economy and Business of Spain

The Spanish Minister of Economy and Business, Nadia Calviño, shared her thoughts on Spain’s economic prospects and necessary reforms at the EU level.

Event Recaps by Global Business & Economics

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Brexit hits another snag as Parliament blocks Johnson’s fast track

It is hard to escape the conclusion that the bill was not only being rushed because Boris Johnson wanted to deliver on his promise that Britain will quit the European Union on October 31 but in very large part because the Government did not want the bill to undergo any detailed examination.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The emerging EU regulatory landscape for digital platform liability

As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Sun, Oct 20, 2019

The dangers of neglecting allies

President Trump’s maximum pressure and Iran’s escalating responses have increased the risks of conflict. They have also brought a new chance of resolution that may become the most significant test yet of President Trump’s ability to transform his disruptive foreign policy into positive outcomes.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Brexit: Another day, another crisis

In a day that has created as much uncertainty as any other in the four-year long saga of Britain’s proposed exit from the EU, Johnson actually managed to trigger not one but two constitutional crises.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom
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