Shaping Europe’s Present and Future (ECFR)

After a decade of economic and political crises, the project of European integration continues to face existential challenges. But while some observers worry about the EU’s future, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is confident that through continued cooperation, Europeans can secure their interests even in an era of global upheaval.

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_shaping_europes_present_and_future

Mark Leonard interviews Federica Mogherini

Romania’s presidency of the EU: Good policy, bad politics (ECFR)

The next six months will be tricky for the European Union, with Brexit, parliamentary elections, and the next budget. Is Romania up to the task of EU presidency during this time?

https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_romania_presidency_of_the_eu_good_policy_bad_politics

​Radu Magdin

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration by ECFR

Encouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa.

http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_blocked_arteries_the_eus_problem_with_african_integration

Andrew Lebovich