Articles on European Strategy

Europe’s recovery gamble (Commentary)

Jean Pisani-Ferry - 28 September 2020

If the European Union’s new recovery programme succeeds, it may ultimately pave the way for the establishment of a fiscal union. But, if the EU funds fail to deliver on the plan’s stated goals, federal aspirations will be dashed for a generation.

How the EU should deal with the eastern Mediterranean (Commentary)

George Tzogopoulos - 25 September 2020

While it has made some progress in its recent diplomacy on the eastern Mediterranean, the EU needs a holistic approach to resolving economic and security disputes in the region.

The frugal blues: An underappreciated threat to the European project (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 15 September 2020

It would be premature to conclude that the frugal four are, or will remain, happy about the EU’s budgetary deal.

Beware of mission-accomplished syndrome: Germany and European defence (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 10 August 2020

It is ill-advised for Germany to be complacent on common European defence – especially at a moment when the country holds the presidency of the Council of the EU.

Can Germany now hold the European team together? (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 31 July 2020

Angela Merkel’s triumph in brokering an EU covid-19 recovery package could mark the resurgence of a shared political dream.

Broken shield: Privacy versus surveillance in Europe (Commentary)

Anu Bradford - 30 July 2020

In striking down the Privacy Shield, the European Court of Justice has halted transatlantic data flows and thrown global digital commerce into disarray.

The proof of the European Council pudding will be in the eating (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 23 July 2020

EU leaders need to show that they are not only capable of reaching an agreement between themselves, but also of shaping the post-coronavirus world.

A Schuman plan for the eastern Mediterranean (Commentary)

Anna Diamantopoulou - 23 July 2020

The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 15 July 2020

The relationship between the EU and India has vast potential in areas ranging from multilateral institutions to global health.

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic relations (Commentary)

Alex Soros - 06 July 2020

Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.