Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering.
The vacuum created by Brexit could be the perfect opportunity for Spain to step up – if only it could form a government
Concrete progress on central challenges are the way to respond to the crisis in Europe.
Bratislava should be modest in rhetoric and look to develop coalitions for security and growth initiatives
Bratislava is the perfect opportunity for Europe’s leaders to live up to their responsibilities in delivering concrete responses to Europe's challenges
Sweden has much to lose from a hard divorce
When the future of the EU is discussed in Sofia, keeping the four freedoms intact takes primacy over any desire for a cultural counter-revolution
It is less about concrete policy ideas than an overall strategy towards the EU: will it take a pragmatic position or pursue an ideological path?
The reactions of Spanish officials and political leaders to the Brexit vote converge around three main messages: the need to maintain political stability, reassurance for Spanish residents in the UK, as well as support for the political integration project
Political Berlin has been has been in a state of subdued shock following the Brexit vote