New Momentum for Trans-Atlantic Relations?

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At the 2011 EU-US Summit, leaders assigned the Transatlantic Economic Council to establish a high- level working group on jobs and growth. This working group focuses on identifying policies and measures to increase EU — US trade and investment to support job creation, economic growth and international competitiveness.

Following the recent G8 summit in Maryland and the high level working group’s report to be issued soon, negotiations on transatlantic trade will receive renewed impetus.

• What measures should be taken by the EU and the US to achieve their common economic goals?

• Will the agenda on data protection and IPR threaten the new momentum for transatlantic relations?

• What can be achieved in the remaining months of the Obama administration, ahead of the presidential elections in November?

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