Dina Pardijs - 13 February 2015
The Netherlands got things done in 2014, but remained careful to protect their economy and relations with powerful allies.
Álvaro Imbernón - 12 February 2015
Despite renewed leadership in some areas, Spain failed to engage fully on some of the defining foreign policy issues of 2014.
Susi Dennison - 11 February 2015
France did not seem inclined to build coalitions on foreign policy in 2014, preferring to go it alone – which made it less effective as a foreign policy leader.
Silvia Francescon - 10 February 2015
Governmental upheaval limited Italy’s ability to lead on foreign policy, but it remained engaged in the southern neighbourhood and moved forward the debate on privacy and security.
Susi Dennison - 09 February 2015
In spite of the rising tide of anti-European rhetoric, the UK’s diplomats are still cooperating with Europe and driving foreign policy initiatives within the EU framework.
Josef Janning - 05 February 2015
Germany became the leader of Europe’s foreign policy because of circumstance, not through its own design.
Piotr Buras - 05 February 2015
The Ukraine crisis pushed Poland to the forefront of EU diplomacy, but as Germany stepped up, Poland’s leadership was sidelined.
Vessela Tcherneva - 04 February 2015
Bulgaria took few foreign policy initiatives in 2014 because of internal troubles, but the country made one tough decision in abandoning the South Stream pipeline project.
Piotr Buras - 03 February 2015
The German question has emerged again, but this time, the answer will depend on whether Germany is willing to embrace its role as an agent of change.
Josef Janning - 11 November 2014
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany needs to think about its way of exercising power within the EU – and what it hopes to achieve.
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