Articles on European Power

Poland under Duda: A divided country, dividing Europe (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka & Piotr Buras - 14 July 2020

The Law and Justice party has consolidated its power inside Poland by retaining the presidency – but battles with Brussels and a victory for Biden could cause it trouble.

Putting China in its place: Britain prepares to sack Huawei (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 July 2020

Whatever good reasons the British government may have to reverse its position on Huawei, the key factor has been a rebellion on its backbenches and a mood of righteous indignation about the behaviour of Xi Jinping’s China.

How the US could ramp up its economic war on China (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 08 July 2020

There are at least 11 different ways the United States could use economic weapons to harm China in the coming years.

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic relations (Commentary)

Alex Soros - 06 July 2020

Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.

Economic meltdown in the Middle East: How Europe can soften the impact (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 02 July 2020

Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq are all teetering on the brink of economic collapse. Europe cannot afford to be a helpless bystander.

Instrumental solidarity: Hungary’s management of the coronavirus crisis (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 01 July 2020

The Orbán government’s demonstrations of European solidarity have been partly motivated by its nationalist goals and its concerns about migration.

Europe’s self-help moment (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 June 2020

The covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world.

Why the war in Libya is a test for Italy – and for a geopolitical European Commission (Commentary)

Marta Dassù - 30 June 2020

If Italy was the front facing east during the cold war, then today it is vulnerable to the south: the country has been drawn into a geopolitical competition that looms over the Strait of Sicily.

Remarks delivered at the ECFR virtual Annual Council Meeting 2020 (Commentary)

George Soros - 29 June 2020

Perpetual bonds are the best – and, perhaps, only – way to raise the one or two trillion euros that the European Union needs to fight the coronavirus and climate change.

George Soros: “I am proud of the enemies I have” (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca & George Soros - 29 June 2020

From Putin to Trump, to Viktor Orban and Xi Jinping, several world leaders accuse the Hungarian magnate of wanting to bring them down. In Spain, his main enemy is Vox.