European Strategy

Five ways that the coronavirus should transform the EU

The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe

Trigger warning: Germany, the law, and burden-sharing

The German constitutional court has released something of a nuclear device that threatens the whole EU edifice. But a genuine fiscal policy for the EU would keep it standing

The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream

After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties with China, Europeans have suddenly realised that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment

How to repair multilateralism after covid-19

The China-US rivalry is harming an already-fragile international system. Europeans should seek out like-minded allies to act in its defence

Salvaging globalisation

Like other recent systemic crises, the coronavirus pandemic has confronted us with an inconvenient truth: the risks associated with international openness might very well outweigh the gains. If today’s multilateral frameworks are to have a future, they must be brought back into the service of national sovereignty