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In Europe’s gift: How to avoid a Ukraine ‘forever war’

The European Union should offer Ukraine preferential access to the single market, and help avoid predictions of a ‘long war’ becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy

The three challenges for the West in the new cold war

Western states will only maintain their unity and resolve if they address major problems related to their external alliances, EU unity, and people power

Denmark’s Zeitenwende

Denmark’s decision to end its opt-out from EU defence shows that it is still possible to win referendums on closer European integration. Yet it does not signal a broader shift in the country’s EU policy.

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In Europe’s gift: How to avoid a Ukraine ‘forever war’

The European Union should offer Ukraine preferential access to the single market, and help avoid predictions of a ‘long war’ becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy

The three challenges for the West in the new cold war

Western states will only maintain their unity and resolve if they address major problems related to their external alliances, EU unity, and people power

Denmark’s Zeitenwende

Denmark’s decision to end its opt-out from EU defence shows that it is still possible to win referendums on closer European integration. Yet it does not signal a broader shift in the country’s EU policy.

The true value of European sovereignty

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has underlined the importance of European sovereignty. The EU should now invest boldly in its military capabilities, cyber-defences, energy independence, and economic resilience.

A new Versailles declaration for Ukraine

When EU member states meet in Versailles on 10 March, they should offer Ukraine a strong welcome through a political declaration that recognises its European future

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