Articles on European Sovereignty

The frugal blues: An underappreciated threat to the European project (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 15 September 2020

It would be premature to conclude that the frugal four are, or will remain, happy about the EU’s budgetary deal.

Why Europe needs a recovery plan for strategic autonomy (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin & Ulrike Esther Franke - 03 August 2020

Just as they have on the economic recovery, Berlin and Paris must overcome their differences and present a courageous plan to create a Europe that takes decisive geopolitical action.

Can Germany now hold the European team together? (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 31 July 2020

Angela Merkel’s triumph in brokering an EU covid-19 recovery package could mark the resurgence of a shared political dream.

“Strength has to start at home”: Interview with Borrell on the EU's response to the coronavirus (Commentary)

Josep Borrell | José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic started as a health crisis, but it will have long-term political, economic, and social implications. In an exclusive interview with the head of ECFR’s Madrid office, José Ignacio Torreblanca, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell assesses the European response to the crisis, its geopolitical consequences, and its effects on conflicts in Europe’s neighbourhood.

Salvaging globalisation (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 May 2020

Like other recent systemic crises, the coronavirus pandemic has confronted us with an inconvenient truth: the risks associated with international openness might very well outweigh the gains. If today’s multilateral frameworks are to have a future, they must be brought back into the service of national sovereignty.

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.

Digital dilemmas: European regulation and the internet (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 26 March 2020

The internet fundamentally tests the ways in which governments approach regulation.

Haven and hell: How the EU should protect refugees during the covid-19 crisis (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 24 March 2020

Even as it comes under intense pressure during the current crisis, the EU should not fail the most vulnerable displaced persons.
 

Whatever it takes: Italy and the Covid-19 crisis (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 18 March 2020

Italy’s response to the virus is starting to reshape its politics.

 

Europe (including Britain) can still be a superpower (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 04 March 2020

The key to European power projection isn’t institutional reform, it’s a shift in attitude and a willingness to cooperate.