Articles on European Sovereignty

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.
 

Time for a geopolitical Europe: A German answer to Macron (Commentary)

Norbert Röttgen - 03 March 2020

It is time for Paris and Berlin to join together to strengthen Europe internally, securing its place in a world of renewed competition.

Digital decolonisation: The EU’s new ideas on data and artificial intelligence (Commentary)

Andrés Ortega - 25 February 2020

The EU is proposing a process of digital decolonisation, aiming to reduce its dependency on US and Chinese firms.

Upstaged: Europe’s struggles to play the great tech game (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 25 February 2020

This year’s Munich Security Conference showed once again that just two players will fight the global battle over tech. And guess who’s missing.

Land of the lost: My trip to the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 February 2020

With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.

The risk of inaction: Economic threats against Europe (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 22 January 2020

Washington and Beijing seem to interpret European inaction as weakness and an invitation for greater coercion in pursuit of their economic and geopolitical interests.

Europe’s new gamble: Dispute resolution and the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 15 January 2020

The dispute resolution mechanism presents the E3 with risks but it could also buy them time to keep the nuclear deal on life support until the US presidential election in November.

The Green Deal will make or break Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 17 December 2019

The European Union's new leadership has decided to invest much of its political capital in a plan to position Europe as the global leader in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. But if too many constituencies feel as though they are being sacrificed on a green alter, the plan will never even get off the ground.