Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

B|Brief: TTIP Negotiators Make Small Gains, No Major Breakthroughs in Final Round before US Elections

U.S. and EU trade officials gathered in New York City during the week of October 3-7 for the 15th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. For the first time since negotiations began in 2013, senior European Commission and U.S. government officials have publicly acknowledged that TTIP will not be concluded before the end of U.S. President Barack Obama’s term.

Newpolitik: Germany’s Emerging Role in a New World

Newpolitik is the Bertelsmann Foundation's comprehensive guide that explores the context in which German foreign and domestic policy is made.

Trans-Atlantic Trade at the Crossroads: Prospects for TTIP in 2016 and Beyond

After three years of negotiations, TTIP is at a critical juncture. If the agreement is not concluded this year, the results of upcoming elections on both sides of the Atlantic will unquestionably disrupt its course.

Europe's Reluctant Leader

In this issue of Newpolitik, Isabell Hoffmann explores the role that Germany is beginning to play as the European Union’s reluctant leader. With a British exit looming, Chancellor Angela Merkel will face an immense challenge as she attempts to hold the bloc together.

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