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Global Europe 22-11-2013

EU-US-Morocco: Strategic triangle in a ‘wider’ Atlantic

The Arab Spring did not reach Morocco, but the country became a bastion of moderation – religious, social and political – in an otherwise turbulent region, writes Daniel Novotny.

02-04-2013

Time to unblock Macedonia’s accession to NATO

Greece's ongoing objections to Macedonia's membership in NATO demonstrates that unlimited veto power threatens to make the alliance less responsive, restrictively bureaucratic, and subject to the mercy of any internal disagreement, no matter how small, writes Sally A. Painter.

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Trade & Society 13-03-2013

Europe fires starting gun for EU-US trade talks – EU’s Barroso statement

The European Commission recommended yesterday (12 March) that EU member states authorise the launch of negotiations for a transatlantic trade and investment agreement.

Trade & Society 13-03-2013

Europe fires starting gun for EU-US trade talks

The European Commission recommended yesterday (12 March) that EU member states authorise the launch of negotiations for a transatlantic trade and investment agreement.

Global Europe 20-02-2013

EU-US trade deal needs rules of engagement

The prospects for a successful negotiation of a transatlantic trade and investment agreement would be greatly improved if the two sides could agree on some rules of engagement, creating a real momentum and sense of purpose, writes Philip Whyte.

Trade & Society 20-02-2013

Transatlantic trade deal is Obama’s chance for a legacy

There has been much fanfare over the US “pivot to Asia” and the idea has caused consternation in China, and Europe. A pivot back to Europe would have a beneficial effect not only on the transatlantic economy but on the rest of the world, but only if President Barack Obama seizes the historic moment and makes it his legacy, writes Frederick Kempe.

Trade & Society 13-02-2013

EU, US clear way for game-changing trade deal

Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have given the green light to start negotiations for a free trade agreement establishing the largest economic alliance in the world, which already accounts for some €455bn in trade and millions of jobs.

Trade & Society 12-02-2013

Obama to call for EU-US trade talks in today’s address

US President Barack Obama is expected to call for comprehensive trade and investment talks with the European Union in his annual State of the Union speech today (12 February), following more than a year of exploratory discussions.

Future EU 11-12-2012

US intelligence mulls three scenarios for EU in 2030

Europe will not disintegrate and will remain a great power in 2030, but the key question is whether the EU will punch its collective weight in the future, says a recent US intelligence report which draws three possible scenarios for the Union – decline, collapse or renaissance.

Transport 04-12-2012

France, Italy vow to press on with high-speed Alpine rail link

The leaders of France and Italy pledged on Monday (3 December) to push ahead with a high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin despite a row over EU spending.

Transport 28-11-2012

Obama shields US airlines from EU’s carbon scheme

President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday (27 November) shielding US airlines from paying for each tonne of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe, despite a recent move by Europe to suspend its proposed measure for one year.

Global Europe 27-11-2012

The long view of Transatlantic ties

Europe and the United States must look beyond the economy and narrative of decline and advance the longer view of history, seeing difficult times as opportunities, writes European Parliament Martin Schulz, in an exclusive opinion for EURACTIV.