Europe’s Expensive Coronavirus Summit

Neither values nor geopolitics played any role when EU leaders agreed to spend their way out of the coronavirus crisis at a marathon summit. Once again, Europe as a strategic player has been postponed.*

  • Raising Europe’s Global Role Starts at Home

    Raising Europe’s Global Role Starts at Home

    Rosa BalfourThursday, July 16, 2020
    • 1

    Europe is immersed in the world around it. But in order to strengthen the EU’s global role, the European Council will need to understand the deep connection between domestic struggles and international ambitions.

  • What Poland’s Presidential Election Means for the EU

    What Poland’s Presidential Election Means for the EU

    Gerald KnausTuesday, July 14, 2020
    • 6

    The reelection of Polish President Andrzej Duda represents an existential threat to the European Union’s legal order. After more than a decade of talk about conditionality, member states must act now.

  • What Are You Reading?

    What Are You Reading?

    Judy DempseyThursday, July 09, 2020
    • 1

    It’s that time of year again for friends and colleagues to recommend their summer switch-off lists. Lockdown gave some an opportunity to read more, while for others spare minutes were rare. I hope you really enjoy what’s on offer.

  • What Are You Reading?

    What Are You Reading?

    Judy DempseyTuesday, July 07, 2020
    • 1

    It’s that time of year again for friends and colleagues to recommend their summer switch-off lists. Lockdown gave some an opportunity to read more, while for others spare minutes were rare. I hope you really enjoy what’s on offer.

  • Libya Is a European Emergency

    Libya Is a European Emergency

    Marc PieriniThursday, July 02, 2020
    • 6

    EU leaders must either decide to act jointly as the European Union or leave Libya’s future in the hands of Russia and Turkey—with dangerous consequences for NATO and for Europe’s security.

  • Poland’s Retreat From Europe

    Poland’s Retreat From Europe

    Judy DempseyTuesday, June 30, 2020
    • 10

    The inconclusive first round of Poland’s presidential election showed a Polish leader and government undoing the gains of joining the European Union. The EU can take some of the blame.

  • Judy Asks: Are Citizens’ Assemblies the Answer to the Climate Crisis?

    Judy Asks: Are Citizens’ Assemblies the Answer to the Climate Crisis?

    Judy DempseyThursday, June 25, 2020
    • 4

    Citizens’ assemblies have sprouted up in several European countries. It remains to be seen whether they can efficiently boost governments’ responses to climate change.

  • Australia’s Strategic Shift to the United States Infuriates China

    Australia’s Strategic Shift to the United States Infuriates China

    Geoff KitneyTuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 10

    While Australia wants Europe to take a tougher line on China, joining a liberal-democratic front to counter Beijing’s increasing assertiveness and bullying comes with great risks.

  • Why Pulling U.S. Troops Out of Germany Damages America

    Why Pulling U.S. Troops Out of Germany Damages America

    Judy DempseyThursday, June 18, 2020
    • 14

    U.S. President Donald Trump uses troops as leverage against Germany, a move that will undermine America’s strategic and global interests and further sour the transatlantic relationship.

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