Transatlantic Policy Network

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Membership• Elmar Brok
• John Boehner
• Danuta Hübner
• Jim Costa
• Burkhard Ober
• Lisa Schroeter
• James Elles
• Mark W Titterington
• Peter Sutherland
• Robert S. Strauss
• Jim Kolbe
• Erika Mann
• Cal Dooley
• Bill Frenzel
• Manuel Medina Ortega
• Mike Oxley
• Hanns R. Glatz
• Martin Zimmerman
• Jacques Leflon
• Lisa Schroeter
• Oana Matei
• Edit Herczog
• Isabel Benjumea
• Reinhard Bütikofer
• Daniel Caspary
• Pilar del Castillo Vera
• Jan Christian Ehler
• Tanja Fajon
• Fredrick Federley
• Markus Ferber
• Søren Gade
• Michael Gahler
• Danuta Maria Hübner
• Seán Kelly
• Arba Kokalari
• Constanze Angela Krehl
• Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
• Ilhan Kyuchyuk
• Janusz Lewandowski
• Leopoldo López Gil
• Antonio López-Istúriz White
• David McAllister
• Francisco Millán Mon
• Sven Mikser
• Morten Helveg Petersen
• Kati Piri
• Andreas Schwab
• Pedro Silva Pereira
• Tonino Picula
• Sven Schulze
• Nicolae Ștefănuță
• József Szájer
• Paul Tang
• Dragoş Tudorache
• István Ujhelyi
• Axel Voss
• Javier Zarzalejos
• Pat Roberts
• Roger Wicker
• Kevin Brady
• Michael Conaway
• Jim Costa
• Susan Davis
• Eliot Engel
• Bill Keating
• Ron Kind
• Darin LaHood
• Kenny Marchant
• Ed Perlmutter
• Collin Peterson
• David Schweikert
• F. James Sensenbrenner
• Fred Upton
• Greg Walden
• Joe Wilson
• Allianz
• Amway
• Apple
• AT&T
• BASF
• Bertelsmann
• Caterpillar
• Coca-Cola
• Daimler
• Dow Chemical
• Eli Lilly
• Facebook
• Hewlett Packard
• IBM
• Intel
• JP Morgan Chase
• Microsoft
• Oracle
• Philip Morris International
• Procter & Gamble
• Siemens
• Syngenta
• United Technologies
• UPS
• Walt Disney Corporation
• ABB
• Deutsche Bank
• Pfizer
• AOL Time Warner
• EDS
• Philips
• BASF
• Ford Motor Company
• Bertelsmann
• General Electric
• Boeing
• Honeywell
• Unilever
• Merck
• Caterpillar
• Michelin
• UPS
• Coca-Cola
• Xerox
• DaimlerChrysler
• Nestlé
secretive lobby group

The Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) is a US organisation dedicated to influencing EU policy while describing it as a 'partnership'.[1]

For example, the document "The new trans-Atlantic agenda of December 1995" states "The Agenda's content reflects input from TPN's report "A European Strategy to the US" - the network's concise analysis of what Europeans needed to do to put relations with the US on a new, stronger footing".

Overview

From a small original base of support in the European Parliament and the US Congress, TPN has grown into a broadly-based multi-party group of EU and US politicians, corporate leaders, influential think-tanks, civil society stakeholders, and academics. Through regular informal dialogue and the maintenance of close personal relationships, TPN participants keep the two administrations focused on the indispensable goal of a strengthened Transatlantic Partnership.[2]

TPN helps to frame the debate on how governments should anticipate challenges, measure risks and adopt the necessary policies for global economic and political stability.[3] It promotes the closest possible partnership between the Governments & the peoples of the European Union & the United States.

The group is not only a lobbyist for big multinational corporations, but also a tool for the military complex, "focusing on the security challenges facing the transatlantic partners, NATO and defense policy", and looking at.."geopolitical changes and challenges, in particular, from Asia".[4]

How the lobbying operates

Transatlantic Week private conference

The Transatlantic Week brings together a critical mass of legislators, US Administration and EU institution officials as well as representatives from the business, academic, civil society, and trade association communities from both sides of the Atlantic. The annual multi-day conference looks at key issues in US-EU cooperation. In addition to developing practical recommendations for near-term action and responses to policy challenges, Transatlantic Week also aims to raise the profile of the Transatlantic Partnership and its potential in managing key challenges more effectively through joint action.[5]

Outreach Roundtables

Outreach roundtables are informal, high level discussions that enable TPN to make practical recommendations for improving transatlantic co-operation in a number of key areas. Under political leadership, these meetings in Brussels and Washington DC generate balanced conclusions reflecting the views of members on both sides of the Atlantic, including those working closely with the European and American administrations.

Political and Educational Exchanges

Members of the United States Congress and of the European Parliament regularly exchange visits so as to encourage a common understanding of the themes currently dominating the transatlantic relationship. Through time, TPN-organised meetings have forged friendships and broadened support for the Network’s goals, also facilitating staff exchanges organised by cooperating institutions.


Member companies

Businesses become members of TPN to work for a strong transatlantic partnership in the best interests of their companies...[6]

The TPN website lists member companies per 2020[7] as:


Allianz

Amway

Apple

AT&T

BASF

Bertelsmann

Caterpillar

Coca-Cola

Daimler

Dow Chemical

Eli Lilly

Facebook

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM

Intel

JP Morgan

Microsoft

Oracle

Philip Morris International

Procter & Gamble

Siemens

Syngenta

United Technologies

UPS

Walt Disney

an older list mentions[8]:


The TPN website also lists "cooperating institutions" as being a part of the "TPN network" as some very central power organizations, including the CIA (German Marshall Fund) and NATO (Atlantic Council). [2]





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