Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

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.

B|Brief: The Elephant in the Room: A Republican Congress and Trans-Atlantic Relations

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Transatlantic Relations Director Anthony Silberfeld and Project Manager Josh Stanton write that Republican control of Congress may spell changes for US policy in three areas with significance for Europe: free trade, Ukraine and Iran.

B|Brief: Going "All In" in Ukraine

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Transatlantic Relations Project Manager Josh Stanton stresses the importance of the EU's following through on its commitments to Ukraine in the aftermath of the country's parliamentary vote. Brussels' role is crucial to Ukraine's political and economic stability, and the popular desire - as reflected in the election results - for closer ties to the West.

B|Brief: TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 7

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the progress made in the seventh round of TTIP negotiations held in September-October 2014 .

EuroWire October 2014 - A Difficult Road Ahead: The 2014 Ukrainian Parliamentary Election

This issue of EuroWire examines the leading personalities and issues at stake in Ukraine's October 26 election. Nothing less than the country's political, economic and territorial future is riding on the vote.

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