Expectations have been building for the new government in Berlin to take the lead in defining the EU’s role in a shifting global order and to relaunch the integration process.
The EU is fighting to keep the Irish border open under any Brexit deal.
Another wave of mass migration is likely to hit Europe, and unless the EU can muster collective action, the Schengen system of passport-free travel could be swept away.
Failing to reach a compromise on EU defense policies not only affects relations between France and Germany, it jeopardizes European security.
The Brexit negotiations have progressed thus far by kicking key issues down the road, but the road is fast running out.
A massive deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey is making a political alliance with the EU impossible, but cooperation must continue. Supporting the country’s resilient democrats is a major political task for Brussels.
Brexiteers want to conclude a deal—almost any deal—to leave the EU. Their fear is that if the negotiations drag on, Brexit may not happen.
The UK prime minister has failed to present a compelling vision for post-Brexit Europe and remains indecisive about Britain’s future trade relationship with the EU.
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.
Germany finally has a government but Italy could scupper major reforms of the European Union.