It was a pleasure for TPN to host a roundtable last October in honor of Kira Rudik MP, Vice President ALDE and Leader of Holos Liberal Political Party, Ukraine.

Before the in-person roundtable (moderated by Dan Michaels, Brussels Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal), Ms. Rudik spoke with TPN Senior Director Jeffries Briginshaw; you can watch their talk above.

Building tomorrow's partnership today

Launched to promote the closest possible partnership between the Governments and the peoples of the European Union and the United States, the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) has a proud record of achievement as well as vital ambitions for the future.

From a small original base of support in the European Parliament and the US Congress, TPN has grown into a broadly-based multi-party group of EU and US politicians, corporate leaders, think tanks, civil society stakeholders, and academics. Through regular informal dialogue and the maintenance of close personal relationships, TPN participants keep the two administrations focused on the indispensable goal of a strengthened Transatlantic Partnership.

Concentrating on the present but thinking about the future, TPN’s meetings and publications have outlined strategies for establishing the Transatlantic Partnership to be in a position to help set the rules for the global economy in the 21st century.

Looking at long-term trends to define the priorities for the Partnership ahead, TPN helps to frame the debate on how governments should anticipate challenges, measure risks, and adopt the necessary policies for global economic and political stability.

TPN Update - Special Edition

In this Special Edition of the TPN Update, we report on our signature Transatlantic Week event held in Washington, DC, between July 24, 2023 – July 27, 2023. We include detailed session summaries, and we are very grateful to the rapporteurs who made the reports possible. The reports also update on progress with work in hand to support the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) work and advance the TPN project.  Fireproofing the EU-US Relationship: The Compass Project.

Click here to read the TPN Update: TA Week Special Edition. Also available is the TA Week Final Agenda with links to the session readouts – see it here.

Recent Events

TPN Roundtable - Brussels
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Laura Lane, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Sustainability Officer, UPS
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director at the Directorate General for Trade, European Commision
This roundtable, moderated by Daniel Michaels of the Wall Street Journal, offered an opportunity to discuss progress with policy approaches to trade and sustainability viewed from a number of perspectives, US, EU transatlantic, and global, and to look at some learnings identifiable from recent decades. China’s accession into the WTO was a key threshold moment for the evolution of the global trade system. We also covered sometimes differing US and EU approaches to climate change policy based on similar motivations. With a business presence and participation, we were also able to assess corporate contributions to sustainability and business priorities for action for sustainability. See the event readout.

Featured Paper

Connectivity Infrastructure:
TTC shows the way with a common Transatlantic agenda

By Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association)

With the fourth meeting of the TTC delivering a solid set of work in progress, amongst the most notable is the elaboration of a joint vision on 6G for the next generation of digital infrastructure technology. Cooperation and exchange of information, as well as joint research, is envisaged alongside principles including human rights, energy saving, and WTO compatibility.  We welcome this. The vision is one that responds to the challenge of China’s existing 5G strengths and offers an expansion of jointly funded 5G projects in Costa Rica and the Philippines that will allow both countries to reduce reliance on Chinese infrastructure. This comes on top of work underway with Kenya and Jamaica.