California and the European Union: An Emerging Partnership


Ambassador John Bruton

Head of Delegation of the European Commission in the United States

Ambassador Bruton spoke about how a bi-directional partnership between the EU and California is evolving and what chances there are for future regulatory cooperation, learning, and emulation between them. California has been a regulatory trendsetter at the national and international levels. Recently the European Union has become a global regulatory leader, while California has become both a launching pad for American versions of European regulation and an innovator that influences Europe.