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.
A long-awaited report from the European External Action Service provides a chance for the EU to reestablish its credentials as the leading Western organization supporting human rights and democracy.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Merkel is still convinced that austerity and reforms are the way forward to save the euro and make Europe more competitive.
Poland's efforts to influence politics in Ukraine are fading fast. It's time for a rethink.
In a short interview, Olga Shumylo-Tapiola explains that hosting EURO 2012 will give ordinary Ukrainians a chance to show the best of themselves and their country and to break down some of the barriers separating them from their European neighbors.
Azerbaijan's energy resources are no excuse for Europe's disregard for human rights. Values and interests can be separated.
In both Europe and Russia, things will probably need to get worse before they start getting better.
In an interview with Judy Dempsey, Audronius Azubalis, Lithuanian minister of foreign affairs, says that the EU must engage Ukraine, not punish it.
Together, Europeans and Arabs can build a better future, built on a wider set of common political and social values. The Arab world’s breakthrough was late in coming, but it is here.
It is time for the EU to come up with a plan B for Greece if it wants to put an end to the euro crisis.
Neither leaders in Brussels nor the European capitals have the luxury of time to pander to or ignore populists.
The international community cannot just stand helplessly on the side lines while a despot reaps the benefits of a huge PR festival designed to cover up the true nature of his regime.
France is one of Europe's biggest headaches when it comes to addressing the euro crisis, which is why Berlin's influence in Paris is crucial.
The EU should no longer attempt to find light in the dark corners of Viktor Yanukovych’s mind, it must let him know that enough is enough.
It is important that the EU understands that Yanukovych’s real motivation is advancing his own position and that of his family, not reform.
With its functioning multi-party democracy and significant mineral deposits Mongolia has become strategically important, but the country's president knows he has to improve the country's poor reputation when it comes to corruption.
As globalization marches on and Europe grows dependent on bringing in young, mobile, and educated people, the EU’s strategy should be focused on making Schengen more flexible.