EU & U.S. Working Together to Enhance Air Travel Safety     Print Email
Friday, 03 October 2014

On June 16, 2014, The European Institute held a special lunch discussion with Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency and Rich Swayze, Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on enhancing air travel safety. Mr. Ky and Mr. Swayze emphasized the need for strong EU-U.S. cooperation in order to maintain strong global aviation safety standards. The discussion was moderated by Neil Planzer, Vice President for Airspace and Air Traffic Management, Digital Aviation at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

 
  • 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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