The European Reform Treaty: Implications of Changes Proposed     Print Email
Thursday, 01 November 2007

Following on the meeting with Mr. Leffler, a special discussion was convened with The Hon. Noëlle Lenoir, former French Minister of European Affairs, now responsible for coordinating the European law practice of the American firm Debevoise & Plimpton in Paris. Mrs. Lenoir reviewed the changes being considered in the new European Treaty and their implications for diplomats, companies and citizens who deal with the European institutions. Benno van der Laan, Senior Vice President of Cabinet Stewart Inc. commented on lobbying in Brussels and the evolution of American lobbying activities with the European institutions.

 
  • 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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