NEU is back. We hope for your interest and amusement. Certainly because, after our pause, the situation in EU is more complicated than ever. Also because, the relations between EU and US are more intricate than ever. CETA and TTIP will be the focuses of this number for this very reason. Them and their implication, in all the policy ambits that we concentrate on. We want to address what is at the centre of the discussion and what possibly becomes the point of stalemate in the EU construction. At least for what it is now. In a moment in which even the elections in the US have become somehow a dramatic event. For all these reasons and especially for all of you dear readers, we are back. Because trying to understand and reflect upon reality is the premise to make it better.