Germany’s leaders talk about taking on more responsibilities in world affairs. But the country’s government struggles with even basic forms of efficiency.
Europeans credit the EU with promoting peace and prosperity on the continent, but feel it is out of touch with its citizens.
While Serbia is trying to balance its bilateral relations between Russia and the EU, Kosovo and Macedonia are more transparent in seeking Europeanization.
Without belief in progress, the US and the UK have little chance of retaining their global leadership. Nor do they seem to want it any longer.
EU countries are wary to allow for yet more time wasting by futile Brexit discussions occupying the EU agenda just because British politicians are incapable of making up their minds.
A short eight-week delay to adjust the joint statement on post-Brexit relations accordingly would be fine for the EU27.
A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining Brexit.
A surprise outcome in the key votes in the UK parliament this week is unlikely.