The EU is afflicted by several splits, from a deep economic divide to a sharp populist rift. Broadening its membership to the entire continent would help address them all.
Countries in and outside of the EU should consider reforms as continuing regardless of any official ascension date.
The EU faces a democracy trilemma. Only by enhancing transnational democratic interdependence, national democratic legitimacy, and local democratic vitality will the EU fix it.
The tearing down of the Berlin Wall twenty-five years ago was only the beginning of Europe’s reunification, which is far from complete. The EU should continue to help that process.
The current combination of challenges facing the EU is extreme, even by the union’s crisis-ridden standards. That calls for an equally momentous reform effort.
The EU and Turkey must reenergize their bilateral relationship, as there are many different issues on which Brussels and Ankara will need to work together.
Now that Scotland has voted to remain in the UK, Britain has to decide if it wants to remain in Europe.
As Scots go to the polls to vote on whether to leave the United Kingdom, it is clear that well-founded fears lie behind the possibility of an independent Scotland.
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The least the EU can do is keep up the credibility of the promise of EU membership and reform its enlargement and neighborhood policies once a new Commission is in place later this year.