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Established in 1989, The European Institute® has built a reputation as the leading public policy organization in Washington devoted solely to European-American relations. The European Institute's comprehensive program fosters pragmatic, unofficial discussions on the central economic, strategic, environmental and public policy issues that lie at the heart of the transatlantic relationship  and facilitates substantial exchange between key transatlantic constituencies. Roundtables, of various sizes and formality, offer the flexibility to address key  issues in a timely manner, address immediate concerns and offer continuity for effective and sustained cooperation.  For more information on our current programs or to make a suggestion for a future program, please contact Joelle Attinger, President, at (202) 895-1670 or by email at JAttinger@europeaninstitute.org.
 
  • World Radio Conference Outcomes

    By Patricia Paoletta, Washington DC

    The latest World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) wrapped up in late November after four long weeks of negotiations between 3400 delegates from around 165 Member States. All in all, the WRC resulted in positive outcomes for both 5G and Wi-Fi, and will benefit both the U.S. and Europe's communications agendas, particularly with respect to the decisions on spectrum to be allocated for the all-important 5G service. The effect will be to ensure the more rapid development of the next generation of mobile broadband in a manner consistent with U.S. planning and existing development.  Debates on 5G dominated the conference, but allocations for high-altitude platform stations (“HAPS”) sought by U.S. based firms were also favorable. As a result, plans to provide additional internet service to underserved areas may be accelerated.

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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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