Transatlantic Economic Relations: Shaping the Global Economy

December 2010
Foreign Policy;2010 Special Issue, Issue 183, special section p4
An article discussing transatlantic trade relations between the U.S. and the European Union (EU) is presented. The author examines the scale of trade between the two governments and explains how the relationship impacts global trade, other nation states, and the world economy. The impact of trade disputes on the transatlantic economic partnership and the effect the 2008 global financial crisis had on the U.S.- EU merchandise trade are addressed. Several charts and diagrams examining trends in gross domestic product (GDP), population, and foreign direct investment for the U.S., EU, and the world are also included. INSET: People-to-People: Building Bridges across the Atlantic.


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