EU Politics


    • Strategic Europe

    Time for Strong New EU Leaders

    As the EU prepares to replace its top officeholders, the union needs leaders who can confront bullying international actors, navigate through a turbulent political scene, and rebuild public trust in the European project.

    • Strategic Europe

    Zelenskiy’s Presidency Is a Chance for Europe

    • Maksym Bugriy
    • May 29, 2019

    Europe should use the election victory of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to reaffirm its values of peace, democracy, and human rights by continuing to support Ukraine’s emergence into a European state.

    • Strategic Europe

    Voters Challenge Europe’s Status Quo

    The outcome of the 2019 European Parliament elections shows the weakness of several EU governments, the complexity of the issues at stake, and the impatience of the bloc’s younger citizens for real change and accountability.

    • Strategic Europe

    Brexit After May

    As the race to succeed Theresa May as UK prime minister heats up, Brits must make a number of pivotal decisions that will have major consequences for the country’s future.

    • Strategic Europe

    Judy Asks: Do These European Parliament Elections Matter?

    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.

    • Strategic Europe

    Europeans Go to the Polls

    The new members of the European Parliament and leaders of the EU’s institutions need to think strategically if the continent is to defend its political, economic, and security interests.

    • Reshaping European Democracy: A Year in Review

      Debates about the state of democracy are at the forefront of European politics. Carnegie’s Reshaping European Democracy project assesses the underlying challenges to democratic processes and the prospects for political renewal across the EU.

      • Strategic Europe

      The Centrality of the Rule of Law for the EU

      European leaders should do more to preserve the rule of law, which is both a domestic and a foreign policy matter—and the cornerstone of the EU’s outlook and goals.

      • Event

      Foreign Policy in Europe’s Borderlands

      • Judy Dempsey, Heather Grabbe, Pol Morillas, Thomas Risse
      • May 15, 2019
      • Carnegie Europe

      Any paralysis on EU foreign policy regarding the union’s borderlands would be strategically and geopolitically shortsighted.

      • Testimony

      On China’s Expanding Influence in Europe and Eurasia

      • Philippe Le Corre
      • May 09, 2019
      • Testimony before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee

      Europe has started re-evaluating its policies with respect to the China challenge.

    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.
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      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.
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      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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