Articles on European Power

China and the US: mirror image challenges (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 08 November 2012

The leadership election in the US and the selection in China are mirror images of each other. So are the challenges that each will face, with implications not just for the US and China, but for the rest of the world. 

 

Too much alarm (Commentary)

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff - 31 October 2012

Ian Bremmer and Mark Leonard see the western liberal order in danger. But shifts in Germany’s international outlook may not be the trigger as change has many sources.

 

U.S.-German relationship on the rocks (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 29 October 2012

A fundamental shift in interests and outlook is leaving the United States and Germany with potentially irreconcilable differences. This widening divide between Berlin and Washington may threaten the entire Western alliance.

 

Reinventing Europe: Denmark caught between ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ (Commentary)

Lykke Friis & Jonas Parello-Plesner - 24 October 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the tenth of the series Lykke Friis and Jonas Parello-Plesner analyse the situation in Denmark.

 

Europe must show Spain it is the answer (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 October 2012

Spain’s economy needs a smart rescue which is not focused on deficit targets but one that provides the financial stability to make structural reforms work, revitalise the economy and keep the country together.

 

Why Poland is the new France for Germany (Commentary)

Konstanty Gebert & Ulrike Guérot - 19 October 2012

Germany and Poland have become close political allies. The future of the European Union may be decided in Berlin and Warsaw. But has Poland replaced France as Germany's most trusted European partner? 

 

The EU summit: View from the capitals (Commentary)

ECFR - 17 October 2012

In the run-up to the EU summit in Brussels this Thursday, ECFR staff members from Paris, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw, Madrid and London have contributed to our “View from the Capitals” series. What do our experts think of the respective national positions ahead of the European Council, and what are the governments most concerned about?

 

Reinventing Europe: Desperately hanging on in Greece (Commentary)

- 11 October 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The seventh paper in the series examines the country in the epicentre of the crisis - Greece.

 

Why the Norwegian EU option is best left to Norway (Commentary)

- 09 October 2012

The Norwegian model is lauded as an ideal for British EU integration but there are deep flaws in Norway's relationship with the EU. The model is complex and costly, as well as problematic both in terms of democracy and national interest.

 

The euro crisis is threatening the EU Single Market (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 08 October 2012

No matter how the euro crisis is handled from here on, the Single Market will never again be what it was in the carefree years of the early 2000s. The Single Market will either shrink in terms of its geographical scope, will be reduced in its depth or even break up entirely.