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Global Europe 20-01-2022

Time for Europe to stand on its own two feet

The way the US recently applied the Magnitsky Act in Bulgaria may have been beneficial for the country struggling with its mafia, but was a humiliation vis-a-vis the EU, Dick Roche writes.
Global Europe 06-12-2021

Extraterritorial legal outreach: Why should the US call the shots?

A US law aimed at ending corrupt practices by US corporations has morphed into an economic and political weapon and a virtual goldmine in terms of the resources US agencies have extracted from non-US companies, writes Dick Roche.
Digital & Media 08-11-2021

The perturbing silence surrounding the case of Julian Assange

The case for the extradition of Julian Assange raises questions about the freedom of the press, about the extraterritorial creep of US law and about Europe’s readiness - or lack off - to protect media freedom, writes Dick Roche.
Global Europe 06-10-2021

The Tides of Change in Transatlantic Security

With Angela Merkel stepping down, French elections a few months away, and the drama surrounding the AUKUS announcement, a convergence of events is starting to solidify new contours in the transatlantic security relationship.
Global Europe 04-10-2021

How the US got the upper hand in the OECD tax reform proposals

One of the more intriguing aspects of the negotiations on the OECD proposals to reform international corporate tax rules, which come up for decision this month, is the role played by the Biden administration, writes Dick Roche.
Global Europe 20-09-2021

The Brief, powered by EHFG — Macron has wind in his sails

The EU has had a glorious period of big projects — the single market, enlargement, the euro. Reform in this period, including treaty change, was driven by the sheer scope of these huge projects.
China 22-07-2021

China, the new Atlantis between the United States and Europe?

During the recent tour of US President Joe Biden to Europe, EU nations continued to resist taking sides, its leaders instead repeating the term “strategic autonomy”, writes Joël Ruet.
Global Europe 17-06-2021

Biden’s visit: What does it mean to rejoin Europe?

Given that Europe is not inclined to make the painful decisions that a modernized relationship requires, it is hard to understand what a return to Europe means, except for having dinner with some interesting people, writes George Friedman.

How the competition against China could improve NATO

Allowing the US to focus its military resources in the Pacific requires a division of labor within NATO that requires the Europeans to take responsibility for the defense of their continent, writes Antonia Colibasanu.
Global Europe 11-06-2021

How Europe should re-engage with the US

President Biden’s maiden foreign tour signals his will to restore transatlantic relations. Europe will rejoice, but may not – and indeed, should not – put all its eggs in the US basket, write Óscar Fernández and Ángel Saz-Carranza.
Global Europe 25-05-2021

Trouble for Facebook and major challenge for Europe

The 14 May rejection by the Irish High Court of an appeal by Facebook against the proposals by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) spells trouble for Facebook and poses real challenges for the EU, writes Dick Roche.
Data protection 30-04-2021

EU-US in collision course on privacy

For seven decades the United States and Europe have been moving in different directions on the right to privacy, and these days a major clash on the issue is now very much in prospect, writes Dick Roche.
The US administration has hit out at calls in the EU for personal data to be localized on the bloc and thus avoid having to be transferred to third countries, following a ruling from the European Court of Justice last year in the famed Schrems II case.
Global Europe 30-04-2021

A new transatlantic agenda

Instead of asking what the US can do for Europe we must ask ourselves what we can do for each other, writes Gunnar Hökmark.
Global Europe 29-04-2021

The Brief, powered by NGVA Europe – Sleepy Joe   

In his re-election campaign, Donald Trump tried to hurt his rival by alluding to his age and presumed lack of stamina. He called him “Sleepy Joe”.
Global Europe 09-04-2021

The challenge of protecting European privacy from Uncle Sam’s snoopers

The findings of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the two cases arising from complaints against Facebook by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems highlight the fundamentally opposed approaches towards data and personal privacy in the EU and the US, writes Dick Roche.

The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – A NATO for Asia?

The Biden administration is wasting no time with its foreign agenda. Under the thumb of a very capable diplomat, Anthony Blinken, the US is mobilising its Asian allies against China in a way reminiscent of how NATO was built in the period after the Second World War, only faster.
Global Europe 17-03-2021

The Brief, powered by Eurochild – Transatlantic construction sites

EU-US relations will not return to how they were before the rise of Trump. Still, the transatlantic reset is on its way, although it's arriving a bit slower than some might have wished. Yet Europeans should remember that even with Trump out of the picture, American interests are still what counts most in Washington.
Global Europe 12-03-2021

Biden takes a Realpolitik approach on Nord Stream 2

US President Joe Biden appears to be backing down from blocking the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, signalling that the White House recognises the construction of the $11-billion project is too advanced to be stopped, and that it risks jeopardising the transatlantic alliance, write Robert Dillon and Martin Jirušek.
Global Europe 29-01-2021

The best basis for re-setting EU-US relations

What’s the quickest win for the Biden Administration and Europeans looking to turn a page after years of turmoil?  Daniel S. Hamilton has the answer: settle the Boeing-Airbus dispute.

What we might learn from the Trump administration’s downfall

The siege of the Capitol was one of the darkest moments, but not the last hour of modern democracy, writes Anna Donáth.
Global Europe 20-01-2021

EU needs a strong partnership with the US to tackle global challenges

New opening in the EU-US relations is currently viewed to be one of the top priorities of EU’s foreign policy. Poland advocates and supports a special kind of relationship with the US by focusing on the issues that unite both...
Global Europe 19-01-2021

The Brief, powered by VDMA – A declaration of self–reliance

It’s probably fair to say that most European leaders greeted Joe Biden’s victory in last November’s presidential elections with a huge sigh of relief. After four years of isolationism, bombast and unpredictability, Biden’s presidency, if nothing else, heralds a return to government by professionals, and an end of diplomacy by Twitter-rant.
Global Europe 12-01-2021

The Brief – The new fascism?

Last week's storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters calls for serious reflection. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell has already published a blog post to that effect, titled “The events in Washington and what it means for Europe”.
Global Europe 06-01-2021

The moment for Euro-Atlantic integration

The current discussion, especially in American and European epistemic circles, about the future of transatlantic relations, may never be as important as now as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to start his new administration in Washington D.C, writes Vasile Pușcaș.