Articles on European Strategy

Ten talking points from the new ENP (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin & Fredrik Wesslau - 20 November 2015

The new Neighbourhood Policy is more transactional than transformative, abandoning the idealism of 2004's policy

What does Germany think about its role in Europe? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 13 November 2015

With Germany's pivotal role in Europe crystallising in the face of the EU's crises, an expert survey reveals how German policymakers feel about their partners

A more democratic foreign policy (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 22 October 2015

With the refugee crisis bringing foreign policy to Germany’s domestic sphere, the time is ripe for Berlin to encourage greater public engagement in foreign policy.

How Merkel and Hollande stalled the EU’s engine (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 October 2015

To qualify as an engine of integration, the two countries need to demonstrate their willingness to go it alone if need be. 

Navel-gazing Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 18 September 2015

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s foreign policy, together with former Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero’s, removes the country from the international arena.

More Union for the EU (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 September 2015

Fragmentation and lack of common goals and processes threaten the future of the European Union

The clash of European democracies (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 28 July 2015

Europe needs greater political consensus and increased convergence or rapprochement between its different societies.

Policy challenges of the digital economy (Commentary)

Christoph Steck - 28 July 2015

Europe must embrace the digital world but also stay firm on its beliefs and views.

Leadership lessons: The Greece deal fallout (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 23 July 2015

To lead the EU may seem like a burden; it is, in truth, an historic opportunity.

Governing in the global marketplace (Commentary)

Andrew Puddephatt - 22 July 2015

Europe needs to build its digital policy capacity and exert itself in the global debate.