Trans-Atlantic Relations Project

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
Creating a Transatlantic Marketplace: German and American Views

The Pew Research Center, in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, surveyed publics in the United States and Germany to examine attitudes toward trade at a time when the US and European Union are negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – the most economically significant regional free-trade agreement in history.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: On Track but Off Message?

This Bertelsmann Foundation-Atlantic Council publication summarizes the results of our second survey of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) stakeholders. They were polled about their attitudes towards the possibility of reaching an agreement, the timeframe for such an agreement and the scope of such an agreement. The previous survey was conducted in 2013.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Steinmeier's Mission Impossible?

In this B|Brief, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has his work cut out for him on his two-day visit to Washington. He must repair a badly frayed partnership with the US and reconfirm its importance. But to do that he needs the Obama administration to understand that the NSA scandal has led Germans to completely re-evaluate their once-close relationship with the US.

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B|Brief: TTIP Negotiations: Stock-Taking Summary

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the "stock-taking" discussions of February 17-18 between US Trade Representative Michael Froman and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.

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B|Brief: A Re-set for German Foreign and Security Policy

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser argues that German President Joachim Gauck's speech at the Munich Security Conference could mark the start of a new era for German foreign and security policy. Berlin's partners should welcome this; a more active global role for Germany would serve it and its allies well.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 3

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the progress made in the third round of TTIP negotiations and lists the next steps in the process towards an agreement.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 2

This Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief by Legislative Relations Project Manager Kara Sutton summarizes the progress made in the second round of TTIP negotiations and the next steps in the process towards an agreement.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: Leaving the EU at the Altar: Ukraine and the Future of the Eastern Partnership

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Transatlantic Relations Project Manager Joshua Stanton writes that a pathway to EU membership is key to a truly successful Eastern Partnership.

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Spy Games: Trans-Atlantic Relations Should Not Be Jeopardized

In this commentary published by Spiegel Online, Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the ongoing NSA spying scandal has put major strain on the relationship between Germany and the US. But both sides should stop reacting emotionally and look at the political realities. With trans-Atlantic trade on the line, there's simply too much at stake.

Bertelsmann Foundtion in the News:
B|Brief: The Erosion of Trans-Atlantic Trust

In this Bertelsmann Foundation B|Brief, Executive Director Annette Heuser writes that the revelation of alleged NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone is a serious breach of trust between allies that could herald a profound and tragic end to close US-European ties.

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