France and the Transatlantic Relationship     Print Email
Monday, 09 May 2011

On May 9th, The European Institute held a dinner discussion with His Excellency François Delattre, France’s newly appointed Ambassador to the United States. Paris and Washington now share a more convergent vision, the Ambassador said, as both view the transatlantic relationship as not only key to meeting the new challenges of a multi-polar world, but also as the cornerstone of global economic trade. While particular policy differences remain, the Ambassador stressed the shared Franco-American goal of integrating emerging countries into international institutions. Indeed, this year’s French presidency of the G8 and particularly the G20 is central to furthering ongoing reform of “global governance” on a number of pivotal fronts.

 
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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

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).

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

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