Articles on European Power

Reconnected: How the EU can assert its sovereignty after the pandemic (Commentary)

Romana Vlahutin - 21 April 2020

As the crisis exacts a devastating cost from society and prompts a major battle of narratives, the EU needs to find its new “coal and steel” moment.

The dangers of crisis diplomacy: Italy, China, and Russia (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 17 April 2020

Italy’s game of narratives around the covid-19 crisis poses a risk to the European project.


The coronavirus crisis: An opportunity to mend Polish-Ukrainian relations (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa, Oleksandra Iwaniuk - 17 April 2020

The Polish government would do well to recognise the value of Ukrainian workers, while the Ukrainian government should acknowledge that the Polish state cares for Ukrainians during these trying times.

Almost an ally: Italy’s new approach to Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (Commentary)

Carlo Frappi - 16 April 2020

While recent agreements between Italy and Azerbaijan are economically significant, their political dimension is even more significant, especially as regards the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Grey zone politics: Why Ukraine needs creative international cooperation (Commentary)

Pavlo Klimkin, Andreas Umland - 16 April 2020

With the EU, NATO, and their member states preoccupied with domestic challenges, Ukraine and its international partners need new ways to support the country’s security, resilience, and growth.

Why the EU should lead talks between Kosovo and Serbia (Commentary)

Engjellushe Morina - 16 April 2020

An escalation of disagreements over the proposed Kosovo-Serbia land swap could take on a regional dimension and pose a security threat to Europe.

Kaczynski’s folly: Time for Europeans to speak out (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 15 April 2020

European leaders and public authorities should call upon the government in Warsaw to postpone the presidential election on May 10.

"The European Union is failing": Exclusive Interview with Felipe González (Commentary)

Felipe González | José Ignacio Torreblanca - 14 April 2020

Felipe González, former Prime Minister of the Spanish Government (1982-1996), was interviewed by José Ignacio Torreblanca, head of the Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, as part of the series of interviews 'Spain and Europe in times of crisis'. 

European solidarity now, in the interest of all member states (Commentary)

- 09 April 2020

Joint German-Italian appeal to the governments of all member states and to EU institutions.

Sweden goes it alone: The EU’s coronavirus exception (Commentary)

Marlene Riedel - 09 April 2020

Covid-19 serves as a magnifying glass for even the smallest differences between countries – in governance, society, and attitudes.