In 140 Characters: Reinhard Bütikofer
The Co-Chair of Europe’s Green Parties on broken status quo politics and the (culinary) temptations of Brussels.
Europe by Numbers: TTIP-Toeing
The battle for TTIP looks to be increasingly uphill, at least in Germany.
“We Are All on Guard”
How the German government has been coping with the refugee crisis, and still is.
“The Germans Have to Admit They Need Their Neighbors”
From Willkommenskultur to German angst – and back?
One Crisis among Many
Paris views the refugee crisis through a different lens than Berlin.
From Sprint to Marathon
Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece.
The Italian government has put together a contingency plan to address a possible new wave of refugees coming from the South.
Close Up: Sergey Lavrov
The veteran of the Soviet school of diplomacy serves largely as the figurehead for a foreign policy beyond his control.
“It Could Get Much Worse”
What the Panama Papers have revealed about the Russian President’s rule.
Turning the Screw
The EU should maintain – and strengthen – sanctions on Russia.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Hotspots”
The obfuscating misuse of the English term is troubling not least because “hot spot” previously referred to the kind of place refugees are escaping.
The Sum of Its Parts
The European Union needs to develop a “strategic capacity”.
A few ideas NATO might want to consider when it holds its Warsaw summit in July.
No (Hidden) Agenda
The future of Syria remains of vital importance to France, but there is little Paris can do.
Business, As Usual
Germany is still as a “geo-economic power”.
The Big Slowdown
Contrary to doomsday scenarios, the Chinese leadership appears well-equipped to manage lower growth.