Articles on European Power

There’s only one way to “just get it done” (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 07 October 2019

The UK’s European partners should grant it another extension in the Brexit negotiations. The horror show of the last three years has deflated much of the public’s belief in British exceptionalism.

Taking on climate change: The new east-west divide? (Commentary)

Marin Lessenski - 04 October 2019

The Green New Deal is the incoming European Commission’s lead priority. But it may struggle to battle on so many fronts at once.

Trump’s Ukrainegate could help Ukraine (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 30 September 2019

The US president's impeachment process ensures Ukraine stays on the radar of Americans - and this may work to Ukraine's advantage

At a snail’s pace: German inactivity becomes a climate burden on Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 30 September 2019

One week after climate talks at UNGA and the unveiling of the government’s new climate plan, Germany’s gap between lofty goals and actual initiatives is still striking

European defence and the new Commission (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 30 September 2019

A new directorate-general for defence and space has a chance to make a difference, but only if it plays nice in the sandbox 

5 reasons Macron got it wrong on Germany (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 20 September 2019

The French president still wants to relaunch Europe. But after two years of courting Berlin, he is now searching for new ways to strengthen Europe’s sovereignty

Von der Leyen’s safe Commission (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 19 September 2019

Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.

A win for Orbán? Hungary and the new European Commission (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 17 September 2019

The man nominated to encourage democratic norms among the EU’s neighbours has overseen the degradation of Hungary’s own standards. The damage could already be done.

Tricks of the trade (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 13 September 2019

Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.

Spreading the good news: Trump’s diplomacy by individual cash payment (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 10 September 2019

The Trump administration transcends international diplomatic niceties in its use of individual payments, but geopolitical love is not always bought