Europe’s Sovereignty Conundrum
The call for greater “European sovereignty” has become very popular of late, but it is far from clear what the term means.
Struggling for Unity
The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.
Poland’s Troubled Presidential Elections
Viktor Orbán’s power grab in Budapest has overshadowed a parallel political drama in Warsaw regarding the presidential elections on May 10.
Exposure to China: A Reality Check
As European governments debate whether to allow Huawei to build critical 5G infrastructure, fears of economic retaliation by China play a major role in …
Always the Bystander
Europe has been left as a spectator in the US-Iran conflict as the EU half-heartedly tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
Close-Up: Andrej Plenković
Croatia, for the first time ever, is holding the rotating EU presidency. Its prime minister had been hoping for a chance to shine. But …
Show Me the Money
As national leaders debate the next long-term EU budget, climate and defense are proving the two most contentious issues.
EU’s Travails in Turbulent Moldova
The pro-reform government of Maia Sandu is out. But the EU’s support did not go unnoticed by the Moldovan people.
The One Trillion Euro Idea
Austrian economists are proposing a European Silk Road.
The Worst Is Yet to Come
So far, Britain and the EU have only talked about exit modalities. Negotiating their future relationship will be even more difficult.
An EU Delayed
On November 1, the UK was supposed to have left the EU, and Ursula von der Leyen was supposed to start her job as Commission President. Neither will happen.
Europe, Old and New
After 1989, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe followed the same vision. But as the myth of the West declined, their paths diverged and divisions deepened. It’s time to bridge the gaps.
Von der Leyen Is in Trouble
The European Council’s pick is in serious doubt after MEPs left meetings with her this week unimpressed.
By choosing Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council has thrown down the gauntlet to the European Parliament.
Angela Merkel’s carefully-crafted compromise idea was rejected by centrist members of her EPP group, including Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.
Missing in Libya
The civil war in Libya is getting worse, carrying the risk of spreading instability and extremism. Another refugee crisis could be looming.Yet so far …