Articles on European Sovereignty

The foundation of a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

​Georgi Pirinski - 08 November 2018

European sovereignty can only be attained with the consent of its peoples, and with the protection of social solidarity and security, says Council Member Georgi Pirinski

Spending to defend: NATO and the EU’s new budget (Commentary)

Hanna Ojanen - 06 November 2018

The European Union’s spending priorities in the next budget round could support both NATO’s changing defence requirements, and the EU’s standing with its own citizens, says ECFR Council Member Hanna Ojanen

Can Europe strengthen its “economic sovereignty”? (Commentary)

Daniel Daianu - 05 November 2018

ECFR Council Member Daniel Daianu sounds off on Europe's economic sovereignty, the risks of avoiding integration, and the need for strong political will

The new tyranny of the dollar (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 31 October 2018

Among the many legacies that US President Donald Trump received from his predecessors is a “secondary sanctions” regime that allows the US to bar malign actors from most of the global economy. Under Trump, however, this sophisticated set of tools has become a bludgeon with which to threaten allies.

Reality bytes: Europe’s bid for digital sovereignty (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 17 October 2018

Tomorrow the European Commission publishes its second ever review of the EU-US Privacy Shield - and shows the extent of Europe's preeminence in cyberspace

Present at the Destruction (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 October 2018

At the UN General Assembly last week, it was clear to most that the post-war multilateral system is now an artifact of a bygone era. The new world order that is currently emerging will be defined less by shared principles, and more by the whims of individual leaders and governments

Ten years after Lehman: Can liberal democracy survive another financial crisis? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 September 2018

It seems we have not learned the lessons of the recent past and may be doomed to repeat them in the future

Can Europe become a nuclear power? (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma & Nick Witney - 03 September 2018

Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security

Reluctant leadership (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 01 September 2018

The disengaged culture of military moderation promoted by Berlin restricts the EU from playing a geopolitical role and puts the future of NATO at risk.

The German barrier to a global euro (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 30 August 2018

Heiko Maas has plans to circumvent the US; but they clash with Germany’s growth model