EU Politics


    • Paper

    Avoiding a Divorce: A Virtual EU Membership for Turkey

    European leaders spent their residual political capital on combating the eurozone crisis and are reluctant to champion the unpopular EU-enlargement project.

    • Op-Ed

    Values Slide From Top of Merkel's List

    In her first term as chancellor, Angela Merkel put values at the top of her agenda. Now, her first priority is the euro crisis and Germany's economic position.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Is UK Heading for Divorce With the EU?

    The EU budget approval summit may be one of the EU’s most bitter fights in years, but there are far more complex and deeply hidden issues on which EU members cannot agree.

    • Op-Ed

    Saying No to Education Cuts

    The global financial crisis has brought budget trims for higher education across Europe. But not in Poland and Lithuania.

    • Op-Ed

    Europe Urged to Revamp Education

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is calling for a restructuring of education that would put the emphasis on quality, not quantity, but instead European governments are chiseling away at their education budgets.

    • Op-Ed

    School Cuts Will Sacrifice the Future

    Cutbacks in education, intended to ease current budget crises in Europe, will leave the Continent's countries short of skilled work forces when its economies recover.

    • Op-Ed

    The ECB Can't Rescue Europe

    The ECB’s September purchase of Spanish and Italian government bonds in the secondary market is fraught with political and economic risk both for Germany as well as the periphery.

    • Op-Ed

    E.U. Trade Commissioner Is Getting a Raw Deal

    European Union nations are increasingly making their own bilateral deals with China, damaging the unifying efforts of the E.U. trade commissioner.

    • Op-Ed

    How Do We Measure Debt?

    While Beijing's current debt level is not unsustainable, it is difficult to argue that in recent years the level of debt has not risen at an unsustainable pace.

    • Op-Ed

    Merkel Enlists Kohl as an Unlikely Ally

    As the euro crisis reaches a critical stage, Angela Merkel is reaching out to her pro-Europe predecessor, Helmut Kohl.

Carnegie Experts on
EU Politics

  • expert thumbnail - Dempsey
    Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe
    Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
  • expert thumbnail - Kellner
    Peter Kellner
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Kellner is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on Brexit, populism, and electoral democracy.
  • expert thumbnail - Lehne
    Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
  • expert thumbnail - Pierini
    Marc Pierini
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.
  • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
    Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
  • expert thumbnail - Vimont
    Pierre Vimont
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Vimont is a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on the European Neighborhood Policy, transatlantic relations, and French foreign policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Youngs
    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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