Articles on European Power

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.

The EU as a digital regulatory superpower: Implications for the United States (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 08 April 2020

The US and the EU could move beyond their persistent regulatory and technological disputes to establish a common position on the digital space.

Bouncing back again: How past crises can help Eastern Europe fight covid-19 (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 08 April 2020

Common standards of health security, tech and information sharing in research and development, and better integration within healthcare supply chains could help Europe take a big step forward.

The EU can emerge stronger from the pandemic if Merkel seizes the moment (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 07 April 2020

One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead the European Union through the coronavirus crisis

How Europe can help Iran fight covid-19 (Commentary)

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 April 2020

European governments and the EU should press the US to strengthen the humanitarian exemptions in its Iran sanctions.

Finally, some good news: Albania and North Macedonia on the road to EU membership (Commentary)

Tania Lessenska - 06 April 2020

It is in the EU’s interest to continuously emphasise its commitment to Albania and North Macedonia – especially given the growing influence of countries such as China, Russia, and Turkey in the Western Balkans.

The EU’s ‘Irini’ Libya mission: Europe’s Operation Cassandra (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 03 April 2020

Europe’s latest move seems likely to marginalise it and damage its credibility as an honest broker.

The coronavirus: A geopolitical earthquake (Commentary)

Javi López - 02 April 2020

The covid-19 crisis is holding up a mirror to Western countries – making us realise that the perception we have of ourselves might be distorted.


The Turkish Sonderweg: The New Turkey’s role in the global order (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 April 2020

The overarching features of Turkey’s neo-nationalism are the cult of state worship, an evergreen suspicion of foreign enemies, and an emphasis on the central role of a strong leader.

No more red lines left to cross: The Hungarian government’s emergency measures (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 02 April 2020

The Hungarian government now has a great deal of flexibility to rule as it sees fit, provided that it portrays its actions as being in the interests of crisis management.