How can the Portuguese presidency strengthen European strategic autonomy?
Cohesion & Governance
Germany managed to keep Europe together in a time of severe crisis. The country led diplomatic efforts to find an agreement on the EU’s seven-year budget and its recovery fund.
An Oxford-style debate in cooperation with Intelligence² Germany
Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year to come
Angela Merkel has long resisted updating German defence policy for today’s challenges. Her successor will not be able to avoid the challenge forever
How can we explain the current crisis of the liberal international order?
The UK will have to decide how involved it wants to be in EU defence efforts. It seems likely that the country’s aim will be to have flexible structures that allow it to plug into European foreign and defence policy where doing so is in its interests.
The United Kingdom’s strategy should be to take a more considered, sectoral approach to trade – thereby strengthening its own internal market and its future relationship with key EU member states
With Joe Biden about to enter the White House, London could need to display ambition on climate issues, or face being left behind by Washington and Brussels if they identified this policy area as a vehicle for rapprochement
The pandemic poses a threat to European cohesion by increasing economic divides and undermining trust in the EU and national governments