- April 13, 2022
- June 07, 2023
When Joe Biden took the oath of office on January 20, 2021, Germany and the EU were eagerly waiting to revive transatlantic cooperation. This was and is particularly urgent in the area of the digital economy, where different approaches to digital taxes, competition policy, new technologies, and other issues deeply divide the partners. Although expectations for the new EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council in this area are high, the question remains whether the EU and the United States can find common ground on the key digital policy issues of our time.
What is the nature of the transatlantic partnership? How reliable are the partners really? What is Germany’s role – in relation to the United States, but also within the EU?
On 13th April from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST, the Aspen Institute Germany, in collaboration with Microsoft Berlin, hosted a virtual panel discussion titled Transatlantic Relations and the Geopolitics of Digitalization to address these questions with a focus on digital policy. Speakers included Tobias Bacherle, member of the German Bundestag for Alliance 90 / The Greens, Tyson Barker, Head of Technology and Global Affairs at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Marianne Janik, Area Vice President at Microsoft Germany, and Vivian Schiller, Executive Director of Aspen Digital at The Aspen Institute U.S.. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany.