Europe must think and act in a unified strategic manner if it wants to save its struggling currency and strengthen its military and government capabilities.
The European Commission’s newly released White Paper on Energy outlines a strategy that calls for an increased, consolidated role for Brussels to resolve tensions on energy supply security.
Angela Merkel hopes that the Eurozone crisis will bring about greater economic and political union for Europe, and she is acting to drive public debate to reach the same conclusion.
After their experience in the campaign in Libya, Europeans will have to decide to either develop a unified security and defense identity or, given recent expenses and difficulties, abandon such efforts altogether.
If Europe is to strengthen its global influence, it must first deepen partnerships across its neighborhood.
If Europe wants to be a strategic actor and ensure the security of its citizens, it must undertake measures to reshape its economy.
As Europe struggles to pull out of its current financial crisis, it is useful to look back at the five most common tactics that countries have historically used to climb out of debt.
The leaders of the European Union should begin an open dialogue to increase Europe’s global engagement and seek a new strategic unity with the United States.
Leaders in Germany and other eurozone countries are starting to recognize that dealing with the euro’s problems requires not just austerity and structural reforms in the periphery but also a much closer fiscal union.
Europe’s future demands more integration, backed up by the interests of a maximum number of Europeans, not greater centralized bureaucracy.