A mood of realism around the Transdniestria conflict, supported by Russia, is leading to areas of de facto integration. The Moldovan government is cautious, but this is an opportunity for more international engagement.
Germany finally has a government but Italy could scupper major reforms of the European Union.
To protect the rule of law, the European Commission and EU member states need to change the way they talk to Poland.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The EU’s external financing instruments should be improved to make the union’s civil society support efforts more politically effective and more closely aligned with strategic aims.
Populist parties are on the upsurge. Are the EU’s political and institutional pillars crumbling, or can new solidarity be found?
Ukraine and the EU are closer than ever before. But events over the last four years have also shown how far apart they still are in economic capacity, governance, and their visions for the future.
Germany’s armed forces are in such bad shape that they cannot even meet their NATO commitments.
Despite illiberal trends in Europe, surveys suggest citizens are becoming more engaged. The overall picture is one of both crisis and renewal.
Ukraine’s reforms depend as much on the country’s leaders on as on consistent, forceful, and unified EU pressure.