Articles on European Strategy

No more red lines left to cross: The Hungarian government’s emergency measures (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 02 April 2020

The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management.

Our finest hour (Commentary)

Javier Solana - 01 April 2020

Over the coming weeks, much will be at stake collectively, and for some of us also individually. Today, uncertainty about what the post-pandemic world will look like is rife, but we do know it will be built upon the words and deeds we choose now.

 

After the pandemic: Why Europe must restore its economic and social safety margins (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 March 2020

A pandemic is reminding us that we often distribute rewards in our society in inverse proportion to real social usefulness. 

Leadership in a time of contagion (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 March 2020

Although the covid-19 pandemic has been compared to the 2008 financial crisis, the two episodes are quite different, not least in their cast of leading characters. Unlike the previous generation, today’s European leaders have been shaped by a decade of austerity, refugee crises, and America's denouement as a global hegemon.

Pulling through the coronavirus together: European and international solutions to the pandemic (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin & Jeremy Shapiro - 27 March 2020

European governments can only defend their citizens effectively if they cooperate at a European level and reinforce multilateral structures based on openness and information sharing.

Digital dilemmas: European regulation and the internet (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 26 March 2020

The internet fundamentally tests the ways in which governments approach regulation.

Serbia’s coronavirus diplomacy unmasked (Commentary)

Majda Ruge & Janka Oertel - 26 March 2020

The Serbian president has exploited the EU’s internal divisions to insult the bloc and legitimise his policies, as well as his courtship of authoritarian partners.

 

Mother of all problems: The return of crisis manager Merkel (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 24 March 2020

German decision-makers must now bear in mind not only their country’s well-being but also that of the entire EU.

How Brussels could get crisis management right this time (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 March 2020

The EU got it wrong in the financial crisis – and paid a heavy price. But this time could be different.

Seven early lessons from the coronavirus (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 18 March 2020

The Covid-19 crisis will dramatically reshape the EU’s response to all other crises it has faced in the last decade.