Articles on Multilateral institutions

The inevitable partner: Why Europe needs to re-engage with Africa (Commentary)

Vladimir Shopov - 30 July 2020

EU-Africa relations are characterised by a series of failed beginnings. They continue to suffer from a lack of deep and far-reaching political will, despite being the subject of a series of diplomatic initiatives in the past two decades.

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic relations (Commentary)

Alex Soros - 06 July 2020

Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.

Why a new Yalta wouldn’t end the malaise between the West and Russia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 09 June 2020

The political moment might seem propitious for a new Yalta, but such a system is likely to create more problems than it solves.

How to repair multilateralism after covid-19 (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 22 May 2020

The China-US rivalry is harming an already-fragile international system. Europeans should seek out like-minded allies to act in its defence.

A chance for accountability: Why Germany should welcome an ICC investigation into the situation in Palestine (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 29 April 2020

Germany has adopted a position that the Israeli government will likely interpret as support for its policies of occupation and settlement.

Spain goes Eisenhower: Coronavirus, cohesion, and the return of MFF talks (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 23 April 2020

The post-corona recovery threatens Europe’s cohesion, but Spain’s attempt to bridge the north-south divide is likely to fall short.

Macron, Merkel, and Europe's "moment of truth" (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Tara Varma - 23 April 2020

The French president has laid down the gauntlet by warning the European political project could end if it fails to embrace burden-sharing. One of two scenarios could now play out.
 

Reconnected: How the EU can assert its sovereignty after the pandemic (Commentary)

Romana Vlahutin - 21 April 2020

As the crisis exacts a devastating cost from society and prompts a major battle of narratives, the EU needs to find its new “coal and steel” moment.
 

The dangers of crisis diplomacy: Italy, China, and Russia (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 17 April 2020

Italy’s game of narratives around the covid-19 crisis poses a risk to the European project.

 

European solidarity now, in the interest of all member states (Commentary)

- 09 April 2020

Joint German-Italian appeal to the governments of all member states and to EU institutions.