Articles on European Strategy

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.

The deglobalisation virus (Commentary)

Andrés Ortega - 18 March 2020

Covid-19 comes at a time when the world’s governments have fewer tools for fighting against its effects than they once did.

 

Europe and the virus: The battle of narratives (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 17 March 2020

The advent of coronavirus has set off a battle of narratives about the role of the EU. The winner will define Europe’s future. 

Uncharted territory: Italy’s response to the coronavirus (Commentary)

Arturo Varvelli - 11 March 2020

As the problems created by the coronavirus quickly escalate, the political credibility of many governments is being tested.

No alternative: What the AfD wants for Europe (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 05 March 2020

Despite its preoccupation with borders, the worldview of the AfD makes no distinction between foreign and domestic policy – and the party is using both to extend its deleterious influence.

Ill will: Populism and the coronavirus (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 05 March 2020

Sooner or later, the coronavirus will be gone. In the meantime, it will test Europe’s resilience against not just epidemics but misinformation and scapegoating.

Digital decolonisation: The EU’s new ideas on data and artificial intelligence (Commentary)

Andrés Ortega - 25 February 2020

The EU is proposing a process of digital decolonisation, aiming to reduce its dependency on US and Chinese firms.

Upstaged: Europe’s struggles to play the great tech game (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 25 February 2020

This year’s Munich Security Conference showed once again that just two players will fight the global battle over tech. And guess who’s missing.