The EU has muddled along for years despite a problematic mismatch between its central powers and those of individual member countries. Now, a multi-billion-euro recovery fund has forced the bloc to grasp the nettle.
If the E3 can overcome internal differences, formalize its working arrangement, and bring skeptical European countries into the fold, it could become the backbone of European diplomacy.
The cancer on Hungarian democracy preceded the virus, and we did too little to try to stop it sooner.
While France and Germany will factor prominently in the post-Brexit EU, other European countries are forming informal, ad hoc blocs to lobby for their respective interests.
A coordinated series of public health and economic interventions are belatedly coming together, in a poor testament to European unity.
Against a geopolitical backdrop of transatlantic divisions, Britain’s ability to lead European foreign policy after Brexit will ultimately depend on the strategic posture it chooses to adopt between Europe and the United States.
France and Germany have proposed creating a European Security Council to better enable Europe to think and act strategically. The jury is still out on whether such a council will be created.
The UK has a new government. What does this mean for the Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU? What happens next?
The Brexit endgame is approaching. The UK has put forward new proposals and says it will leave the EU by the end of October. EU heads of government will meet later this week, as teams from the EU and the UK hold intensive negotiations. What might happen next?
The arrival of a new European Commission this autumn coincides with a daunting list of internal and external challenges for the European Union.