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EU-US relations

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Culture in EU-US relations

Written by Ivana Katsarova, North America and Europe dominate the global trade in cultural goods. Together they account for 49 % of exports and 62 % of imports. However, there is a significant cultural divide between the EU and USA, which is reflected in contrasting policy approaches towards culture. Under the 2005 Unesco Convention – not signed … Continue reading

The state of transatlantic relations as President Trump visits Europe

Written by Monika Nogaj with Jessica Parks, On 25 May 2017, US President Donald Trump attends the NATO Summit in Brussels, as well as meeting with top EU officials, including the Presidents of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council, Donald Tusk, and European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. The following day, he will attend the G7 … Continue reading

Reactions to President Trump’s executive order on the entry ban

Written by Jan Bäverström, The new US administration’s ban on entry of citizens from seven North-East African and Middle East states has met with concern among both US and European politicians. Some European leaders have openly criticised the President’s executive order. On 30 January Washington State Attorney General Ferguson sought to halt the Executive Order. … Continue reading

Ten issues to watch in 2017

Written by Etienne Bassot, This is the first edition of a new EPRS publication designed to identify key issues and policy areas that are likely to feature prominently on the agenda of Members of the European Parliament over the coming year. The ten issues raised in this publication include both internal EU policy areas, and … Continue reading

Comments on new US trade policy

Written by Jan Bäverström, This is a collection of comments from think tanks and newspapers on the possible effects of a new US trade policy. There are also comments on the new US Trade Representative as well as links to the White House foreign policy pages and to the nomination hearings in the US Senate. White House The … Continue reading

US President Donald Trump [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, Donald Trump has begun his four-year term as the US President by moving to deliver on some of his campaign promises, such on Obamacare, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Analysts and politicians agree that the Trump presidency will have wide-ranging implications for trade, international … Continue reading

Comments on future US Foreign and Trade Policies

Written by Jan Bäverström, This is an overview of initial remarks on transatlantic relations, US-Asia (TPP) and US-Mexico relations following the US elections. It also includes EU leaders’ first reactions to the outcome of the 2016 US presidential elections. US comments on US Foreign and Trade policies Will Foreign Aid get cut on Trump’s chopping … Continue reading

EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership : detailed Appraisal of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment

EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a detailed Appraisal of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment, written for the Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS), by Prof. Jacques Pelkmans (CEPS and College of Europe), Dr. Arjan Lejour (CPB), Dr. … Continue reading

EU-US Relations Today – Still Good Friends?

US President Barack Obama is this week in Brussels, reason enough for us to focus on transatlantic relations this week. It will be his first ever visit to the EU institutions. He will attend the EU-US summit on 26th March, together with Commission President Barroso, and European Council President Van Rompuy. An item high on … Continue reading

TTIP and Financial Services

Updated on 29 January 2015 Written by Jan Baeverstroem, According to a study from the Congressional Research Service: EU-U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude , February 2014, total EU foreign direct investments in the United States amounted to $1,647.6 billion at the end of 2012 (62.2% of total). Out of this, $356.8 billion (21.7%) … Continue reading

Topics and links − February 2014

What did the European Parliament decide regarding tobacco products and e-cigarettes? How does the European Parliament react to the Swiss referendum on introducing immigration quotas for EU citizens? Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below. The following topics are based on questions and comments … Continue reading

Topics of interest – January 2014

How does the European Parliament react to the political crisis in Ukraine? Will the Parliament defend our values in the free trade agreement with the US? Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below. The following topics of interest are based on questions and comments from … Continue reading

Obama’s 2014 State of Union Speech – fact sheet and reactions

Yesterday, 28 January 2014, President Obama’s held his yearly State of the Union Address. Europe was mentioned twice, first in connection to the creation of jobs and support to entrepreneurs, where trade agreements with Europe (and Asia) would give access to new markets. Later in the speech the President underlined the significance of the transatlantic alliance, as being “the strongest the world has ever known”.  In the … Continue reading

EU-US trade agreement (TTIP / TAFTA)

In the context of the ongoing negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), citizens called for the Parliament to ensure transparent negotiations and to preserve European consumer and environmental standards. In view of the NSA surveillance revelations, they expressed particular worries about data protection and questioned the benefits of the planned agreement. Update … Continue reading

Topics of interest – December 2013

How will e-cigarettes be regulated by the new EU legislation? Will the European Parliament defend our values in the free trade agreement with the US? Answers to these questions or other citizens’ concerns can be found by consulting our selection of links below. The following topics of interest are based on questions and comments from … Continue reading

Does online surveillance violate fundamental rights of EU citizens?

In the wake of revelations of large-scale electronic surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA), concern has been growing about European participation in surveillance of EU citizens. According to studies conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), EU intelligence services often cooperate with the NSA and conduct their own legally questionable surveillance. On 4 July … Continue reading

The United States-China relationship: Implications for the European Union

The rising economic, political and military influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at global level carries enormous  geopolitical consequences for 21st century world politics. The United States (US), considered the dominant power in the international system, is still assessing to what extents China’s rise constitutes an opportunity and a threat. Despite Beijing’s assurances … Continue reading

US views on NSA, PRISM & FISA

On 7 June 2013, the British newspaper, the Guardian, published a story by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill about Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the US National Security Agency (NSA). The PRISM program can tap into user data from all over the world from internet service providers, following approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance … Continue reading

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