Isabel Schnabel, Germany’s nominee to the ECB board, has a pragmatic approach to monetary and fiscal policy.
Does Europe have the military power to implement Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s idea for a protection zone in Syria?
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall Bettina Vestring spent two years reporting from the East German city of Dresden.
The EU can no longer afford to conduct a foreign policy based on the lowest common denominator. It needs to adapt to new realities―and fast.
On external relations, the next European Commission needs to
think bigger than its predecessors.
Emmanuel Macron will need to strike a difficult balance between national self-assertion and EU integration.
Known as a tough negotiator, the EU’s future trade commissioner is used to being unpopular.
So far, Britain and the EU have only talked about exit modalities. Negotiating their future relationship will be even more difficult.
Four of the five parties that make up Finland’s current government are led by women. But does that mean the Nordic nation is a beacon of equality?
Germany’s debt brake needs to be reformed—for the sake of Germany as well as Europe.
The nations of Eastern Europe all have their own versions of populist politics.
Instead of complaining, Germany and others need to back up the European Central Bank by investing in infrastructure and technology.
By rejecting the manner in which the EU develops into a defense actor, Washington risks losing its ability to shape that discussion.
Some sectors could quickly take action to reduce CO2 emissions. But heavy industry has already done much of the easy stuff.
Washington is escalating its campaign to contain China by blacklisting technology firms. It’s not clear if Europe is prepared to follow suit.
Emmanuel Macron is trying to mend fences with Rome.