Articles on European Strategy

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.

The future global order (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 20 July 2015

In the first episode of this series, Carl Bildt explains that with the dramatic increase in the importance of the cyber world, Europe must create the right environment in which an open, dynamic and global internet can flourish. It is a vital European interest and one that we are neglecting.

Greece and Germany's game of chicken (Commentary)

Olaf Boehnke - 17 July 2015

Despite staving off Greek disaster for now, Merkel and Schäuble have had a frosty reception from political allies in Berlin. 

The ultimate test for Merkel’s ‘muddle through’ model (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 July 2015

Merkel has shown little appetite for the “vision-thing”, but the Greek crisis threatens to push the Chancellor out of her comfort zone