Technological change is already having far-reaching effects on the international balance of power. If the EU is to become a true geopolitical actor, it cannot shy away from these challenges
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European leaders need to recognise the influence that Slovenia’s Council presidency could have on the EU debate on the rule of law. They should discourage the Slovenian leadership’s undemocratic tendencies.
The EU’s work on its Strategic Compass should include debates on the special status states’ future role in European defence
To engage more confidently with a world that is changing, outward-looking Germans need to shape a progressive new national identity before it is defined by the forces of isolation and exclusion
Public faith in EU institutions has declined due to their handling of the covid-19 pandemic. However, citizens still believe in the need for greater cooperation.
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Berlin can make its climate action more ambitious – and galvanise its European partners at the same time
Berlin and Washington need to avoid a worst-case scenario in which cooperation on other pressing transatlantic issues becomes impossible