Only a firm framework of integration can bring long-term stability to the Balkans – this is as relevant today as it was in 2003, when EU leaders offered membership to all countries in the region
Following a recent dispute over a $1 billion loan to Montenegro, the EU has an opportunity to take a more systematic approach to the growing Chinese presence in the Western Balkans
What policy changes do the EU and its member states need to envisage if the EU is to act more geopolitically and increase its influence in the Eastern neighbourhood?
The EU’s success is mixed in generating reform among Eastern Partnership countries. But patience and self-confidence remain its best bet for the future.
Germany’s recent corruption scandals are as much about the health of democracy in Germany and the EU as they are simply questions of money
European governments have yet to learn a key lesson from the war in Ukraine. The alternative reality the Kremlin lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous.
A one-year extension to the current aid arrangements would be no one’s first choice – but would ensure civilians in Idlib continue to receive help
What are the intentions behind the military build-up? How likely are the chances of escalation beyond the Donbas? How should the EU respond?
How can the EU prevent the Turkey-UAE rivalry from destabilising European security and foreign policy?
There are homegrown democrats in Russia who do not automatically sympathise with the West. They could lead the country to change from the top.