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Eye on Europe

Views and insights from around the “old continent” and the European Union’s engine room in Brussels


France wants insurance against Chinese hegemony.


The call for greater “European sovereignty” has become very popular of late, but it is far from clear what the term means.


Lower carbon emissions is a rare silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic. Just don’t confuse it for actual good news for the climate.


The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.


Viktor Orbán’s power grab in Budapest has overshadowed a parallel political drama in Warsaw regarding the presidential elections on May 10.


Should the EU economy run on uranium? Its two biggest countries disagree.


Macron wants to turn Corona into a European challenge, but falls flat on his own and Berlin’s nationalist reflexes.


The EU has shown unprecedented flexibility in the initial days of an acute crisis. That does not mean the European project is collapsing.


The economist MARTIN WOLF thinks Europe has no chance of gaining real strategic autonomy.


An EU free from British membership will mean new challenges, but also new opportunities.


Libya is a perfect case study for the shortcomings of Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy initiatives.


Emmanuel Macron’s big idea for an EU constitutional convention may be watered down by Ursula von der Leyen into a sideshow that could then be ignored. The European Parliament, however, wants it to achieve real reform.


Europe has been left as a spectator in the US-Iran conflict as the EU half-heartedly tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.


Brexit won’t be “done” any time soon, neither for the UK nor for the EU.


As national leaders debate the next long-term EU budget, climate and defense are proving the two most contentious issues.


The French President likes to make blunt statements that provoke public outrage. Berlin should brace for more to come.