Articles on EU instruments

The bear in the room: François Fillon and the lurch towards Russia (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 29 November 2016

No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?

Can governance Trump guns? European security after the US elections (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 21 November 2016

Rather than trying to duplicate NATO, the EU should instead focus on 'hybrid defence'.

Europeans will now decide what Europe will be (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 18 November 2016

The answer for European countries in the age of Trump lies in genuine integration of territorial defence.

Theresa May’s India visit – where the Rise of Asia met Trumpism (Commentary)

Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda - 16 November 2016

There is no escaping the fundamental tension between Britain’s need for economic ties with rising powers and the growing nativist sentiments at home. 

With Trump, the spectre of John Bolton returns to the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 11 November 2016

Before January, Europeans should make preparations to safeguard the UN, again.

Trumped up trade: The end of an era (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 10 November 2016

The days of US fiscal restraint, and of global trade growth outpacing GDP growth, are now over. 

Fact-checking popular claims about immigrants (Commentary)

Emma Bonino - 25 October 2016

Many of the most widely held views on immigration are false.

Why less Europe is no Europe - comparing the fates of CETA and MES (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 October 2016

The more power delegated to the Commission, with the appropriate balance of power with a strengthened EU Parliament, the more likely we are to get outcomes representing the majority of Europeans. 

European Defence: This time, could they really mean it? (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 October 2016

A joint European defence budget won’t happen, but smaller steps in the direction of pooling European defence resources could and should be taken.

Europe's Trade Policy: Can a Phoenix Rise From the Ashes? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 October 2016

TTIP is dead but CETA can still be saved.