Articles on EU instruments

Berlin’s European agenda (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2018

The next German government must lead the way in forging European consensus on migration, foreign policy, and a common system of values. This means it will have to think bigger than ever before.

Ireland: The final barrier to a December Brexit deal (Commentary)

Andrew Hammond - 06 December 2017

Theresa May has to satisfy interests in Dublin, Belfast and Brussels on Northern Ireland’s future status if Brexit talks are to progress this year.

Lonely at the top (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 July 2017

Running the United Nations is a lonely job for António Guterres - and he seems to prefer it that way. 

Countering online radicalisation (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto & Fosca D'Incau - 19 July 2017

Part of the solution is to rely on the internet’s most essential strength - its vast army of ordinary users.

EU-Japan Agreement: Good news on the long road to a deal (Commentary)

Irina Angelescu - 14 July 2017

For the EU, the EPA would demonstrate its ability to deliver concrete results despite the numerous crises it faces. 

Trump in Warsaw: What is at stake for Poland and Europe? (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 04 July 2017

While Warsaw hopes for the U.S. to support its regional ambitions, Berlin and Brussels watch carefully.

At last, the stars are aligned for European defence (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 26 May 2017

It is beginning to look as though the concept of ring-fencing or reserving a portion of national budgets to be spent collaboratively might finally get airborne.

G7 shirking its responsibilities on Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 25 May 2017

If sanctions are considered not to be working, then the answer is not to lift them, but to strengthen them.

Trump’s poisoned TTIP chalice (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 28 April 2017

The prospect of reopening trade talks with the US puts the European Union in an invidious position.

Why the G7 can’t agree a response to Syria (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 11 April 2017

The group could not make a decision on sanctions against Russia.