Tag Archives: European Union

Europe´s Sovereignty Fever

There are big questions about the viability of the EU in the era of IT dominating technological innovation as well as in an era dominated once again by geopolitics.

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2020: Europe’s Annus Horribilis?

Germany´s Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission have to overcome five major challenges.

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The Balkans in the New Decade: Regional Opportunities Ahead

The Balkans’ most valuable regional asset lies in the young, progressive, educated population. It can become the catalyst for the transformation of the region.

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Five Scenarios for Brexit After January 31

On January 31, the UK leaves the EU Treaty as a signatory member. What happens next?

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The US Drops ISDS

The U.S. government used to be the chief proponent of strong investor protection clauses in international trade deals. No longer. What happened?

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Romania’s Anti-Corruption Progress

The battle against authoritarianism engulfs much of Eastern and Central Europe. Romania may emerge as a beacon of democratic hope.

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Nord Stream 2: Falling at the Last Fence?

Thanks to interventions by Washington or Brussels, Nord Stream 2 may end up either not being completed or, once completed, find that much of the pipeline cannot in fact be used.

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Central Europe: Democracy Intact, But Under Pressure

Polarized and despondent, the Czech Republic is not a happy place. Despite rising living standards, Czechs are stuck in a national malaise.

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Poland’s Catholic Neo-Communists

PiS aims to create a repressive, homogeneous society not much different from the late unlamented Polish People’s Republic — albeit in the name of Jesus Christ, not Karl Marx.

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The EU-UK Brexit Deal

Progress, but does Boris have the numbers?

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