As the results of the European parliament elections come in, this election is seen as a pivotal moment for Europe and its future.
Moscow hopes the new European Parliament will take a softer line on rules and values that clash with Russian interests.
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.
European elections come at a pivotal time, with right-wing parties seeking to build on their national successes in a number of countries, part of the populist wave sweeping the continent.
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.
The Kremlin’s attempt to prevent North Macedonia joining NATO created some difficulties but proved to be rather clumsy and damaging to Russia’s own interests. With the accession appearing to be a done deal, Russia is now likely to lose interest in North Macedonia.
Europe has started re-evaluating its policies with respect to the China challenge.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s use of soft power can cause the Kremlin problems.
On the tenth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, dilemmas inherent in the policy design still remain unchanged.
The Eastern Partnership was designed to tie the Eastern neighbors to the EU, keep Russia out, and EU membership off the table. These objectives have been achieved—but the region has become neither more stable nor secure.