The Changing European Paradigm: Implications for the Transatlantic Relationship     Print Email
Monday, 17 October 2011

On October 17, 2011, Her Excellency Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Finland's new Ambassador to the United States, offered her perspectives on Finland’s evolving role within the European Union, her nation’s approach to resolving the European sovereign debt crisis and the challenges of insuring greater political parity within the EU 27.  She also assessed the current state of Finnish-U.S. relations, emphasizing the need for continued transatlantic cooperation on shared economic, security and environmental challenges.

 
  • Organized Labor in U.S. and Germany—Will it Survive?

    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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