A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital

European Encounters (#EuropeCounts), supported by Stiftung Mercator, aims at contributing toward building a European public. Europeans from different ends and spheres of the continent exchange views on topics relevant to the whole EU. It’s time to make discussions truly European.


Is it the right time for the EU to move ahead when it’s already struggling to reach its citizens?

Addressing the refugee crisis and the rising numbers of African migrants arriving in Italy, the EU needs new thinking.

Passion always seems to be on the side of anti-European Union forces – but that can be changed.

In our first transnational debate on European affairs, lawmakers from Italy and the Netherlands talk about what “European solidarity” means.