In leaving the German finance ministry, Europe’s most influential politician leaves a big gap in the intellectual direction of the EU.
As it intensifies, the Catalan crisis will have wider ramifications for EU politics. One crucial element revolves around the state of European democracy.
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’s changing political landscape may be far more difficult for Angela Merkel to deal with than European issues.
Instead of using Brexit to strengthen its position inside the EU, Poland is damaging its own interests by alienating Germany.
If negotiations with the EU continue to stall, the UK prime minister may not be able to stop the momentum toward a hard Brexit.
The UK’s decision to leave the EU offers an opportunity to restructure the union and restore unity among the remaining member states.
Giving citizens a say on Europe’s future could help the EU address multiple problems—as long as governments are willing to accept ideas that fall outside their standard templates for reform.
Although Georgia is still a success story in an authoritarian neighborhood, three recent trends are a reminder that elements of that story are reversible.
It is increasingly likely that Britain will either stay in the EU or reach a transitional arrangement very similar to full membership.