The State of EU-US Digital and Energy Cooperation
In a time of rapid technological advancements and changing energy paradigms, the European Union and the United States are trying to coordinate their efforts to navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving landscape. Transatlantic dialogues and cooperative endeavours are key mechanisms for mitigating tensions and fostering a common assessment of the opportunities and risks arising from these advancements. Critical in this regard are the problems of governance emanating from technological development and its consequences in the digital sphere as well as the delicate balance between security, competitiveness and environmental targets in the energy dimension.
Background paper of the IAI project “Building a transatlantic technology bridge: challenges and opportunities”.
1. The broader context: Transatlantic relations in 2023
2. The EU and US approach to digital and energy policy
2.1 Digital state of play
2.2 Energy state of play
3. Bridging the gaps: Attempts at digital and energy cooperation
3.1 Trying to see eye-to-eye on digitalisation
3.2 Taking energy cooperation beyond security of supply
Conclusion: What lies ahead?