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U.S., EU Negotiators Meet in Bid to Ease Trans-Atlantic Trade Tensions

“While this refound enthusiasm for strengthening trans-Atlantic economic ties holds promise, both the United States and the European Union have learned from experience that progress is not guaranteed,” Senior Fellow …

Making the Atlantic Great (Again)? Prospects for New U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations

The idea of a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can seem at once inevitable and impossible. Over the last twenty-five years, as the EU …

EU Blocking Statute and U.S. Sanctions: Difficult Choices for German Companies

The first batch of re-imposed U.S. sanctions on Iran is in effect. As a countermeasure, the EU has updated its already existing Blocking Statute with measures that entered into force …

The Political Economy of Trade Balances: Too Simple to Understand!

The issue of bilateral trade balances between the United States (U.S.) and its trading partners (not enemies!) has dominated the discussion of transatlantic trade relations in the past 18 months. …

A New Era of Transatlantic Cooperation in Space? How the New Space Economy Is Shaping the State of Affairs and What Could Be Done

The space sector is undergoing profound changes. When people thought about space exploration just a decade ago, they thought about large government or international agencies such as the National Aeronautics …

Beijing Knows What It Is Doing…but Do We Know What We Are Doing?

Beijing’s tariff retaliation on Wednesday added more fuel to an already flaring trade war that threatens to put the global economy in jeopardy. Despite breathing a sigh of tentative relief …

Can Family Policies Make A Difference for Fertility and Female Employment Rates?

In recent decades many OECD countries including Germany, the U.S., and other European countries have made changes to their family policies which include paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and per-child …

Kids and (or) Career? The Effects of Family Policies in Germany

As a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from June to July 2018, Hanna Wang worked on her dissertation studying the effects of family policies on women’s work and childbearing decisions in Germany. In the …

EU breathes sign of relief over transatlantic trade row

Europe’s breathing a sigh of relief after Donald Trump and the European Commission President agreed to tackle their transatlantic trade row. Featuring Peter Rashish via Euronews on July 26, 2018.

Protectionism Is the Wrong Medicine

The principles of a liberal economic and social order have assured increasing wealth and living standards in the last decades and globalization has been one of the main driving engines …

For Now, the White House Sees Trade with the EU as Win-Win

The transatlantic trade truce announced by President Trump and EU Commission President Juncker after their meeting in the White House yesterday is significant for two reasons. First, the U.S. president …

President Trump’s trade war, launched without a strategy to win it, is backfiring

President Donald Trump has told us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” He seems to have thought that just threatening to impose tariffs would bring other countries to their …