Recently Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined the key topics concerning German and European politics. She is preparing to hand over the baton not only to her successors in Berlin, but also to give clear signals to the EU’s new leaders and to her external partners in Washington, Beijing, and Moscow.
International Women’s Day on March 8 is around the corner again, offering Europe’s decision makers a fresh chance for Europe to admit that women still lag men in the workplace. Childcare provision is often in short supply and women are still much less likely than men to sit in the boss’ chair – but is Europe moving in the right direction?
By Jess Smee
The January meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council focused, in part, on Turkey’s oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) is about to complete its package of sanctions against Turkey. It is compiling a list of individuals and companies on which restrictions will be imposed.
EU member states need to turn their declarations of intent about international cooperation on technological sovereignty into real projects.
Ulrike Esther Franke
The received wisdom that greater Holocaust awareness automatically translates into policies and attitudes favorable to European Jews and the Jewish state is dubious at best. As assimilation and antisemitism hollow out Jewish communities on the Continent, Holocaust remembrance in Europe may well cease to help Jews altogether.
By Rafael Castro
Proponents of free trade have found themselves on the defensive over the last several years as various forms of neo-protectionism have crept to the center of mainstream politics in a number of Western countries. In spite of this, January of 2020 has seen three major breakthroughs when it comes to achieving win-win results in international trade according to a fair-rules-based system.
By Adam Garrie
In considering whether to expel the increasingly illiberal Fidesz party, the European People’s Party must not allow Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to hold himself out as a representative of Christian Democracy. True Christian Democrats reject chauvinistic nationalism and have been indispensable to European integration.
Jan-Werner Mueller is Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author, most recently, of Furcht und Freiheit (Fear and Freedom), which was awarded the Bavarian Book Prize.
In this podcast Dr. Matthias Quent, author of “Deutschland Rechts Aussen” and Dr. André Krouwel, Lecturer of Comparative Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and founder of ‘Kieskompas’ discuss the AfD, economic precarity and populism in Europe with our moderator and Senior Research Fellow, Rem Korteweg.
If Asian countries agree to offer 50% of their spillover revenue to infrastructure investors from Europe, this might increase the rate of return of long-term investment funds.