The challenge for EU policymakers is to push for more EU "widening" at a time when national proclivities tend to nurture protectionism.
I recently wrote a blog post about Greece’s armed forces and there was a very big response. The comments were fascinating. They fell into several camps.
Europe should stop waiting for the U.S. administration and begin to think out of the box by partnering with Egypt to try and revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Just as there is no big bazooka for the financial crisis, there will be no big bang to mark the genesis of real European political integration.
It's a mistake to believe that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be easier after November's U.S. election.
A new law may ultimately bring about the demise of the Ukrainian language and strengthen the split between western and eastern Ukraine.
Europe's soft power instruments are under scrutiny especially when Europe trains police forces in non-democratic countries.
The EU should use Greece's financial crisis to push ahead with pooling and sharing resources. But it won't.
The EU must increase its political and economic involvement in Moldova in order to weaken Russia's influence.
If given the chance, Germans would vote against giving more powers to Brussels. Then what would happen to Europe?
The trial of three young women in Moscow demonstrates that, despite the trappings of power, Vladimir Putin seems to be highly insecure.
The Greeks themselves have squandered public funds, says a former deputy prime minister and now leading anti-corruption campaigner.
Those of us who argue for more Europe and who believe that it is possible should stop relying on the intellectual laziness of the sheer necessity argument.
By condoning the Horthy and Nyiro commemorations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has really crossed a red line.
The EU should consider suspending voting rights to Romania and other member states that flout the law.
If Europe wants to survive politically and retain its current level of civilization, much will depend on whether it can once more re-define the terms under which people live together.
It is not going to be easy for the EU's human rights envoy to resist pressure from member states or other governments.
The EURO 2012 will soon be over and, unfortunately, Ukraine will return to its reality of political struggles, a poor business climate, and attacks on the media.
We cannot yet be sure if the election of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt marks the beginning of a new era for the country.