European Sovereignty

Donald Trump’s assault on the Iran nuclear deal raised the question of whether Europeans can pursue a policy agenda on the world stage; the idea of European sovereignty. It is time for Europe to develop a new approach, to try to define European interests and develop a hard-headed strategy for achieving them. 

  1. Can Europeans develop a habit of thinking for themselves?
  2. Can Europeans invest in military and economic autonomy?
  3. Can Europe develop a catalogue of leverage towards other great powers (US and China)? 
  4. Do Europeans have a political strategy for reaching out to others?
  5. Is the EU sufficiently united at home to exercise sovereignty internationally?

These are all big and urgent questions. Rather than being perpetually surprised and outraged by actions coming out of the White House, it is time for Europeans to come together and develop a habit of thinking for themselves – and the tools to have their own foreign policy.


  • EURACTIV

    06th March, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Ulrike Esther Franke are quoted by EURACTIV regarding European defence.

    The New Federalist

    17th February, 2019

    Susi Dennison & Pawel Zerka's new report regarding 2019 European elections and anti-European parties is quoted by The New Federalist. 

    Atlantico

    17th February, 2019

    Susi Dennison & Pawel Zerka's new report regarding 2019 European elections and anti-European parties is quoted by Atlantico. 

    The Express

    12th February, 2019

    Susi Dennison & Pawel Zerka's new report regarding 2019 European elections and anti-European parties is quoted by Courrier international.

    La Croix

    07th February, 2019

    Almut Möller's statements during the BCM on European elections from a German perspective are resumed in La Croix.

    Die Presse

    25th January, 2019

    Josef Janning explains Austria's position within the European Union using the EUCoaltionExplorer and shows that the country has a lot of unused potential.

    BBC Radio 4

    22nd January, 2019

    On 'The World Tonight' Susi Dennison speaks about the Traite d'Aix la Chapelle between France and Germany in times of a weakened European Union. 

    Deutschlandfunk

    10th January, 2019

    In this DLF-Interview, Josef Janning explains the importance of the 2019 EP elections for the future of the European Union.

    La Libre

    01st January, 2019

    In this 'La Libre Belgique' article on the Romanian EU-presidency Luka Oreskovic comments on the country's controversial anti-corruption reforms.

    Valdai Club

    18th December, 2018

    Josef Janning weighs in on the EU Commission's plans for strengthening the Euro for the Valdai Club.

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