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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.
  • High Skills versus Family-Based Immigration Policy: Complex Considerations.

    By Nicholas Zill

    In the current era of rapid demographic and technological change, and massive refugee flows, there has been much debate in European nations and in the US about immigration policies. One of the major points of contention is whether preferences should be given to would-be entrants on the basis of their high skills (merit-based immigration) or their family ties to individuals already residing in the country (family reunification).

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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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