A European Digital Bill of Rights & the Future of Transatlantic Data Flows

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, The European Institute held a discussion with The Honorable Claude Moraes, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and author of the groundbreaking European Parliament report on NSA and Member State surveillance activities released in January 2014.  Mr. Moraes focused his remarks on whether the EU and U.S. can reach concordance in data protection laws, the relevance of TTIP negotiations in this realm, as well as movements toward reform, not repeal, of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program.  He emphasized that the EU and U.S. must work together to promote security while safeguarding transparency and citizens’ rights.



Effective Market Mechanisms to Curb Carbon Emissions

On November 4, leading experts from Europe and the United States exchanged perspectives on the global carbon market, the effectiveness of Europe's Emissions Trading System and its implications for U.S. climate change legislation, as well as the role of a carbon tax as a supplemental measure to curb emissions.