Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

B|Brief TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 9

In this B|Brief Kara Sutton and Meredith Peters summarize the 9th round of TTIP negotiations in April 2015 in which most of the emphasis was on rules and regulatory cooperation.

Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies

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The Pew Research Center, in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, surveyed publics in the United States and Germany to examine American and German attitudes toward the role historical memory plays in the relationship, views about each other as reliable allies, their relationship with Russia, and efforts to negotiate a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Brexit - potential economic consequences if the UK exits the EU

In this Bertelsmann Stiftung publication Ulrich Schoof, Thieß Petersen, Rahel Aichele and Gabriel Felbermayr argue that a British exit from the EU would harm long-term economic growth in the United Kingdom.

B|Brief: Making TTIP a 21st-Century Agreement

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser lists the three factors that must be included in a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) if it is to be relevant to the 21st-century US-EU relationship.

B|Brief: TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 8

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the progress made in the eighth round of TTIP negotiations held in February 2015.

B|Brief: The Essential Relationship

In advance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Washington, DC, this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief looks at the issues that will arise in her meeting with President Obama and offers recommendations for outcomes that ensure German-American ties reflect "the essential relationship" that has become the foundation of the trans-Atlantic partnership.

B|Brief: Samba Lessons for Greece

Bertelsmann Foundation Transatlantic Director Anthony Silberfeld proposes in this B|Brief that Brazil under former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could provide the blueprint for Greece's Syriza party - should it win the January 25 election - to revive the country's economy.

B|Brief: The EU's TTIP Negotiating Texts: What You Need to Know

Bertelsmann Foundation Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes in this B|Brief the highlights of the 23 fact sheets and eight negotiating texts concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) released by the EU in early January 2015.

B|Brief: A New Year's Resolution on Turkey

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Josh Stanton, Kara Sutton and Julie Guillaume argue that the EU should update and expand its customs union with Turkey to encourage reform in a country whose commitment to core Western values is increasingly being questioned. In return for an expanded economic relationship, Brussels could offer Turkey a role in EU trade-policy deliberations, especially those regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Washington should also get into the act by offering greater US-market access to Turkish products in return for economic reform.

B|Brief: The Berlin Wall's Power to Unify

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes in this B|Brief that the end to German and European division a quarter century ago still has powerful lessons for today's Western leaders and today's geopolitical challenges.

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