Gustav Gressel

The European Energy Union

The European Council's recent declaration on the European energy market reflects to a large extent a compromise between the German position and the plans of Eastern European states

Crisis diplomacy and the Russian-Ukrainian war

Germany needs to square the circle between domestic demands for restraint and isolationism and the increasing responsibilities of European leadership

The Minsk II agreement – The long game

There are more than a few reasons why the Minsk II might fail – and yet it’s still an outcome worth celebrating

The Ukraine-Russia War

Ukraine is at war with Russia and only the West can turn the tide – but will it?

The conflict that will not freeze

Continuous military confrontation in Eastern Ukraine has grave implications for Europe as well as for Ukraine