Articles on EU instruments

Investment screening: A victory for Europe (Commentary)

François Godement - 21 November 2018

This week, the EU reached a political agreement on a framework for screening foreign direct investment at unprecedented speed, and took a step forward in building trust

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region

Europe's Iran dilemma (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 November 2018

On Sunday, November 4, far-reaching sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran and its oil sector. The European Union is trying to preserve a version of the deal, but the recent incidents in Denmark and France have heightened the tensions. 

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

Londongrad and beyond: UK foreign policy and the fight against corruption (Commentary)

Chris Raggett - 19 July 2018

The UK’s flawed anti-corruption regime has an impact on its global role. A new round of reforms could help strengthen the rule of law at home and abroad.

On a hot summer's day in Helsinki (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 17 July 2018

Was Helsinki really a big win for Russia? And defeat for Europe?

The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 13 July 2018

Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.

Spain’s new-found European destiny (Commentary)

Cristina Manzano, Javi Lopez - 13 July 2018

Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland? 

No right without might (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 10 July 2018

Europeans still indulge in the myth of economic influence without military strength. But their soft power approach will fail without hard weapons