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The EU-US Economic Relationship

The EU-US Economic Relationship


Kyle Galler is an permanent official at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in the Economic and Financial Affairs division. He is currently a visiting fellow at the EU Center of Excellence in Seattle, which is housed at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. As the two largest economic entities in the world, the nature of trade, competition, and tariffs between the EU and the US is of utmost importance to the global economic picture.

The following is a synopsis developed from press releases issued by the UI Communications and Marketing Department; additional comments in italics

Kyle Galler, European Union representative, speaks at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Gold Room. The talk will cover the nature of trade, competition and tariffs between the world’s two largest economic entities.

Galler serves in the general secretariat of the Council of The European Union in the Economic and Financial Affairs division. His talk in Moscow occurred during his tenure as a visiting fellow at the EU Center of Excellence in Seattle.

“Having Mr. Galler here to speak on the global economic picture and its implications to businesses and consumers alike here in Idaho is a terrific opportunity,” said Bill Smith, director of the Martin Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

As part of his visit, Galler met members of the university’s International Affairs Club and spoke with the University of Idaho Delegation to the National Model U.N. Conference about policy formulation within the European Union.

The MUN delegation represented Norway that term, and understanding the country in context with EU economic policies was very beneficial. Mr. Galler also joined UI’s International Soccer Club for a noon game, and noted that the combination of soccer and the student-focus of the visit will make this his most memorable in the USA.