Transatlantic Leadership Award - The Honorable Jacques Barrot     Print Email
Monday, 16 March 2009

During this luncheon, The European Institute presented The Honorable Jacques Barrot, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security its Transatlantic Leadership Award in recognition of his pivotal contributions, as both Commissioner for Transport and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, to building a substantive partnership between the United States and the European Union.  The award was presented by The Honorable James Oberstar, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 
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    By Michael Mosettig

    To the union leaders who occupy offices inside, the big white building just north of Lafayette Square in Washington is known as The House of Labor. Encased on marble, with a view of the White House, it exudes the power that once belonged to leaders of American labor unions to help pick and elect Democratic Party presidents and push their agendas through Congress.

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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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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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