On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
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Europeans held their breath as Greek voters cast their votes on June 17 to determine their future in the eurozone and the EU. The next few weeks will be critical for the center-right New Democratic Party as it attempts to build a pro-bailout governing coalition while the world waits in anticipation of the consequences for Europe’s other fragile economies. As we look towards a crucial European Council meeting on June 28 to 29, Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, Ulrike Guerot, and Jacob Kirkegaard discussed developments in the eurozone crisis and their implications for Europe, the international economy, and transatlantic relations. Frances G. Burwell, vice president and director of the Atlantic Council's Transatlantic Relations Program, moderated the discussion.
C.Boyden Gray is the former US ambassador to the European Union and former special envoy for Eurasian energy diplomacy. He is currently the founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates and an Atlantic Council vice chairman on its Board of Directors.
Ulrike Guerot is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relation’s Berlin office. Dr. Guerot is a leading analyst of European Union political and economic developments and is the author of What does Germany think about Europe?
Jacob Kirkegaard is a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and is a top commentator on the eurozone crisis. His publications include Transforming the European Economy (2004), The Coming Resolution of the European Crisis (2012), and Greece's New Bonds: Is Another Default Coming? (2012).
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