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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

By blocking enlargement decision, Macron undercuts France’s Balkan goals

By strongly supporting the government of North Macedonia from the start and granting it the opening of negotiations, it would have been possible to create a virtuous circle in the region and kill four birds with one stone. President Macron chose to do exactly the opposite.

New Atlanticist by Loic Tregoures

European Union France

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

A most peculiar general election

Perhaps the most important question of all, as current polling suggests, is whether voter support for Brexit or determination to see the UK remaining within the European Union proves more important than traditional party allegiance.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Elections European Union

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

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

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

A Conversation about the Transatlantic Relationship and Foreign Policy Tools with French MP Roland Lescure

On October 18, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation with Roland Lescure, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the French parliament and representative for the French living in North America. The discussion focused on the transatlantic economic relationship and future growth prospects for […]

Event Recaps by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business 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

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Haddad joins Bloomberg’s “What’d you miss?” to discuss UK and EU defense, Brexit deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economy & Business

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 10, 2019

Germany’s social democrats look for a new face, but their problems are much deeper

A change at the top may not be enough to reverse SPD’s decline, as the party has failed to respond to structural changes within German society that have eroded support for the social democrats.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

The geoeconomic superstorm threatening the globe’s three financial hubs

While London and Hong Kong will continue to play outsized roles in international business, their privileged status may be more precarious than it seems.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

China Financial Regulation