Articles on European Sovereignty

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.

Table scrap: Budget talks in a fragmented Europe (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 13 December 2019

It will be difficult for the member states that are most invested in the EU’s global role to prevent a reduction in the external portion of its budget.

Will Europe Ever Trust America Again? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 03 December 2019

As Western leaders gather in London this week, you might be able to detect a huge rupture beneath the surface.

A very American crisis: Why Trump is still NATO’s biggest problem (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 02 December 2019

To all appearances, Macron and Erdogan are NATO’s latest troublemakers. But it is US indifference that enables their antics.

The makings of a “geopolitical” European Commission (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 28 November 2019

As if incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was not already inheriting a full plate of major challenges, she has also promised to reshape the EU into a “geopolitical” force to be reckoned with. To succeed, she will need to pass seven tests, in areas ranging from climate change to cyber security and competition policy.