European Commission Presidential Debate Viewing     Print Email
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

On May 15, 2014, The European Institute and the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress hosted a viewing of the second debate between the candidates for European Commission President. A panel discussion between Washington-based European journalists set the stage for the debate. Brian Beary, U.S. Correspondent for Europolitics;Dr. Stefan Grobe, Washington Correspondent for Euronews; and Miodrag Soric, Washington Bureau Chief forDeutsche Welle discussed possible outcomes of the May 25 European elections as well as the implications for Europe’s future and for the transatlantic relationship.

 
  • How Automation Shapes the Labor Market AND Political Preferences

    By Thomas Kurer, University of Zurich and Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, Paris

    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

New from the Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

"Edge of a Precipice" by Nathan Crist

"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban

 

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