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.
Transatlantic Commerce: Ties That Bind
Ensuring that transatlantic flows are sustained in the COVID-19 crisis is one of the most important things that can be done right now.
The Pandemic Means Less Europe—For Now
The EU has shown unprecedented flexibility in the initial days of an acute crisis. That does not mean the European project is collapsing.
Wanted: A British Model
Negotiating the future relationship with Britain is going to be difficult for the EU. Time pressure is acute, interests diverge, and the UK’s Brexiteers …
For the EU, the Sun Also Rises
An EU free from British membership will mean new challenges, but also new opportunities.
Has EU Reform Ended Before It Began?
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.
Living a Lie
Germany’s debt brake needs to be reformed—for the sake of Germany as well as Europe.
Close-Up: Josep Borrell
A formidable Spaniard is about to take over as Europe’s chief diplomat, and he will strive to make the EU a heavyweight in international affairs.
Enhancing the EU’s Civilian Missions
Last year member states agreed to reform the EU’s civilian CSDP missions. Now tough decisions loom.
A Different Game
In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.
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 Achilles Heel
Italy’s government is unsettling its partners with its latest provocations. But the country’s Euroskepticism has a longer tradition than many realize.
The Kiss of Death for the Spitzenkandidat System?
By fielding a seven-person team of EU election candidates, Europe’s Liberals have disrupted the Spitzenkandidat system for choosing the next Commission president.
Red Herring & Black Swan: European Champions?
Helping companies battling US and Chinese competition, there are better ways for the EU than abandoning merger control.
Dealing With Disaster
The EU’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit make for a scary read.
Merkel’s European Farewell
The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.