The Lebanese desire for change is not going to go away. The EU should place itself at the heart of smoothing this transition.
The EU’s new pluralism has made public debate more political, as parties and groups have become careful to protect their distinct identities.
If Europe isn’t what it used to be, this is largely because Germany isn’t what it long wanted to be.
A number of ECFR Council Members urge European governments to immediately begin a programme of managed repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters in Syria.
Although Germany’s mediation role in the Libyan conflict has received relatively little attention so far, this might change if its initiative leads to a peace conference – or, alternatively, a collapse of the political process.
Macron’s and AKK’s distinct styles obscure a core agreement: threats to the transatlantic relationship mean that European countries must finally stand up and defend themselves.
Russia is now in charge of a multi-front war. It will need to manage relations between multiple local actors very carefully.
The French veto on North Macedonia EU membership shows that Brussels urgently needs a new approach to EU enlargement
Milica Delevic, Tena Prelec
Britain helped bring modern, unified, and peaceful Germany into being. Its Brexit convulsions have trashed this historic reputation – probably for good.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems to have the momentum to get his Brexit deal over the line – and to follow up with a general election triumph while the electorate are still sighing with relief.