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Scorecard The Europe Question


“Containment” and economic interdependence

By Hans Kundnani - 15 Sep 14

Can a new "containment" of Russia work in an age of economic interdependence?


Europe engages China in earnest

By François Godement - 12 Sep 14

The new Commission and High Representative could learn from ground-level engagement between EU and Chinese groups.



Dissecting Juncker’s Commission: Project teams are the real story

By Josef Janning - 11 Sep 14

Jean-Claude Juncker's new structure for the European Commission represents a major overhaul of its governance.


Will Scotland join the euro?

By Sebastian Dullien - 11 Sep 14

Scotland’s new currency regime options all present difficulties, but euro membership might be the most attractive choice.


Putin's domestic boost

By Maria Lipman - 10 Sep 14

Polling shows that after Ukraine, Russians are happier about Putin's domestic policy, both past and present.


Europe must not neglect the Western Balkans

By Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 05 Sep 14

With the situation in the Western Balkans deteriorating, Europe needs a policy reset.


Sheikh It Up

By Andrew Hammond - 04 Sep 14

The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.


Germany needs more leadership on foreign policy

By Josef Janning - 03 Sep 14

The German people are ready for more international involvement, if the German government can make the case.


Egypt’s busy summer

By Helene Michou - 02 Sep 14

Egypt is reasserting itself in foreign policy, but it faces economic and societal challenges at home. 


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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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In the Press

JOL Press
15 Sep 14

Mattia Toaldo on a potential French intervention in Libya.

La Croix
14 Sep 14

Piotr Buras about the accession of Ewa Kopacz as head of the Polish government.

Deutsche Welle
13 Sep 14

Andrew Hammond on the Muslim Brotherhood leaving Qatar.

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