Background It is easy to be pessimistic about the EU and U.S. negotiations of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Previous initiatives to improve the regulatory cooperation between the EU and the U.S. went nowhere, and recent U.S. spying allegations did not help to put the negotiations up for a good start. It was in …Read More

The highlight of his trip to Berlin, President Obama addressed a crowd of 6,000 yesterday in front of the Brandenburg Gate following private meetings with German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel. Fifty years after John F. Kennedy famously declared “Ich bin ein Berliner” and thirty years after Ronald Reagan demanded “Tear down …Read More