Articles on European Power

Bulgaria’s anti-corruption protests explained – and why they matter for the EU (Commentary)

Denica Yotova - 28 July 2020

European leaders have stood by as Bulgarians demand real reform on corruption. But such silence will only harm the EU in the long run.

The proof of the European Council pudding will be in the eating (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 23 July 2020

EU leaders need to show that they are not only capable of reaching an agreement between themselves, but also of shaping the post-coronavirus world.

A Schuman plan for the eastern Mediterranean (Commentary)

Anna Diamantopoulou - 23 July 2020

The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey and Europe: Growing tensions and a hot summer in the Mediterranean (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 July 2020

Europe needs a grand bargain with Turkey that can create a short- and longer-term conflict-resolution framework covering energy, maritime boundaries, the Cyprus conflict, and Libya.

A country under the influence: Russian interference in British politics (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 23 July 2020

The UK’s ostensible new “ethical foreign policy” stands up to little scrutiny – not least as the government’s preferred form of Brexit limits chances it will ever enact such a policy.
 

An election in Belarus: How the West could support a marginalised opposition (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 21 July 2020

In the run-up to a difficult election for President Alexander Lukashenka, the three main opposition candidates have been excluded from the vote and there have been mass arrests. Western countries should try to deter further repression in Belarus without isolating the country.

China, Europe, and covid-19 headwinds (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 20 July 2020

China’s attempts to divide Europeans during the crisis, along with its fierce and openly hostile rhetoric targeting the capacity of Western democracy to effectively respond to the health emergency, have served as a wake-up call.

Germany’s belated debate on colonialism (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 20 July 2020

Initiatives designed to change German attitudes towards colonial history will be important in improving Germany’s relations with African countries.

Unending lockdown: Why aiding child refugees could strengthen the European project (Commentary)

Emma Kollek - 16 July 2020

Leaving these children in dire conditions endangers European values – but politically straightforward remedies are within reach.

In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 15 July 2020

The relationship between the EU and India has vast potential in areas ranging from multilateral institutions to global health.