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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, September 2018

The highlight of September’s plenary session was the State of the Union speech by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announcing a number of legislative proposals to come by the end of the Commission’s mandate. Continue reading

Transatlantic relations under the Trump administration

Written by Elena Lazarou, Over four months into the Trump Presidency, several analysts concur that it is still difficult to make sense of President Trump’s ‘Europe policy’ and, consequently, to forecast the course of transatlantic relations under the Trump administration. The issues that currently occupy the media tend to be those on which the divergence … 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

NATO and EU defence [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, The US President, Donald Trump, will meet with the other leaders of the NATO member states at a summit in Brussels on 25 May 2017. Among issues on the table are the new US Administration’s commitment to Europe’s security, and the levels of military spending in Europe, which Washington considers too … Continue reading

US Presidential Election: Transatlantic Perspectives

Written by Richard Freedman, Making the introductory speech to an event entitled ‘The US Presidential election: Transatlantic perspectives’, MEP David McAllister (EPP, Germany), Chairman of the European Parliament delegation to the United States, referred to the US election campaign as an ‘ongoing movie’. The event was the first in a series organised by the EPRS … Continue reading

TTIP – Regulatory cooperation

Written by Jan Baeverstroem, Last update on 28/05/2015 At the EU-US summit in 2011 a decision was taken to set up a High Level Working Group (HLWG) to see if an EU-US trade agreement was feasible. In November 2012, the Trade Commissioner outlinedthe four areas that he would like to see included in an agreement: … Continue reading

TTIP: the question of data protection

Written by Jan Baeverstroem Contrary to EUs comprehensive data protection legislation, protection of privacy in the United States relies not only on federal and state legislation and regulation but also on private-sector regulation. The US Constitution’s First amendment protects citizens’ freedom of speech and the Fourth amendment protects citizens’ freedom of speech and right to … 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

Nuclear Security Summit

Nuclear security remains a concern in today’s world; not only nuclear weapons, but also for nuclear facilities with non-belligerent objectives which can be hazardous in case of accident or malfunction. Preventing theft, sabotage, or diversion of nuclear materials for terrorist acts is also part of the nuclear security goals. In 2010, Barack Obama, president of … Continue reading

Reactions on President Obama’s NSA reform plan

In an interview with MSBNC the 5 Dec. 2013, president Obama, said that he would propose reforms of NSA in order to prevent privacy violations of American citizens. This came the same day that Washington Post published an article about NSA gathering daily 5 billion cellphone records. December 12, 2013, the President’s Review Group on … Continue reading

NSA surveillance of EU citizens

  3 other language versions available in pdf: NSA-Affäre: Was unternimmt das Europäische Parlament? Face à la surveillance par la NSA des citoyens européens, qu’a fait le Parlement européen? Wat heeft het EP gedaan aan het NSA-toezicht op EU-burgers? Citizens have been concerned about the US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programmes since they were … 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

Transatlantic Week: Library focus on EU-US relations

Barack Obama visits Berlin this week, to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. President Obama is also set to speak in front of the Brandenburg Gate, just as President John F. Kennedy did to make his historic statement “Ich bin ein Berliner” exactly 50 years ago. Not all discussions are expected to be bright and sunny … Continue reading

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