Preparations for the Conference on the Future of Europe are on hold. But the EU’s need to reconnect with its citizens will be bigger still once the work of Europe’s recovery begins.
Red Herring & Black Swan: Five Eyes for Europe
The EU‘s foreign and security policy needs to be backed up by shared intelligence. Eventually, the EU should have its own intelligence agency. For …
No Ever Closer Union
Pro-Europeans have long avoided a debate on the end goal of EU integration. It’s time for honesty: ever closer cooperation between member states is the only realistic way forward.
How Europe Got Lucky
In the summer of 2040, the EU has finally turned into a functioning regional power. It took Russia attacking the Baltics, another euro crisis, and a migrant boom to get there.
Full Multi-Speed Ahead
Two decades from now, there’s a surprising amount of unity in disunity. The EU has progressed in leaps and bounds, proving to be the world’s most flexible organization.
Into the Maze
Little thinking has been done about EU disintegration. In the absence of plausible theories, here are three ways things could go wrong for Europe.
States of Europe, Unite!
Today’s European Union is profoundly dysfunctional. Power is neither located in Brussels nor the capitals. Let’s look to US history for the way forward.
Europe‘s right-wing populists are shifting away from a total rejection of EU institutions. Instead, they are attempting to harness them to their own ideology, …
The Spitzen System
Who will have the final say in selecting the next European Commission president?
Europe’s Power Shifts
One year on from the Brexit vote, the EU’s political landscape is profoundly changed.
Both Germany and France will have to show flexibility in the fields they dominate.
“Solidarity Has a Strong Feel-Good Factor”
In our first transnational debate on European affairs, lawmakers from Italy and the Netherlands talk about what “European solidarity” means.
“Donald Trump is a Wake-Up Call”
Günter Verheugen and Elmar Brok on the state of the European Union and the challenges presented by the Trump presidency.
Europe on Its Own?
Political uncertainty in Washington makes the necessity of a common European defense more urgent than ever.
Wanted: Event Managers
What’s next for the European Union?
Good Europeans? Not Quite
German politicians undermine the European Union.