Articles on Geoeconomics

CureVac, covid-19, and economic statecraft: Lessons for Europe (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 24 March 2020

Trump’s bid for CureVac should spur Europeans to strengthen their investment screening rules – and signal to China and the US that unwanted takeovers will cost them.

The Nordic shift: China’s uphill battle for public approval in northern Europe (Commentary)

Morten Andersen, Henrik Hiim, and Ulf Sverdrup - 18 March 2020

A recent survey shows that even the champions of free trade in Europe’s high north are reassessing their approach to Chinese investment. 

On 5G, Brussels is up to the job (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 03 February 2020

The EU’s new 5G toolbox is an important component in strengthening its technological sovereignty – and its array of defence mechanisms vis-à-vis China.

 

The risk of inaction: Economic threats against Europe (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 22 January 2020

Washington and Beijing seem to interpret European inaction as weakness and an invitation for greater coercion in pursuit of their economic and geopolitical interests.

Could Germany make a geopolitical turn on financial policy? (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 09 December 2019

Internationalising the euro is no longer the taboo it once was in Germany. Quietly, but indisputably, views in Berlin are starting to shift.

A fistful of dollars: Europe and US sanctions (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Mark Leonard - 15 August 2019

The European Union needs an Office for Financial Asset Control to defend its home industry against sanctions

Can the European Union find a stable equilibrium? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 01 April 2019

Giving up sovereignty at the national level seems the only way to retain some kind of European sovereignty,  writes Sebastian Dullien in his farewell commentary for ECFR.

The flawed bank redemption: Europe and the politics of money laundering (Commentary)

Chris Raggett - 06 February 2019

Europe urgently needs to get its house in order on money laundering – and win voters’ trust back in the process

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2019

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019

Investment screening: A victory for Europe (Commentary)

François Godement - 21 November 2018

This week, the EU reached a political agreement on a framework for screening foreign direct investment at unprecedented speed, and took a step forward in building trust