Europe’s Moment of Truth Is Obviously About Debt

May 29, 2020

Since 2016, the year the British voted to leave the European Union and the US elected trade-war baron Donald Trump, Europe has had its share of political and economic storms. The EU’s lack of unity and coherence and its fragility as a geopolitical institution have never been more obvious. The...

CSDP Compact: Reinventing EU Civilian Crisis Management?

December 19, 2018

In November, EU foreign ministers adopted the civilian CSDP Compact, but it falls short of putting EU civilian crisis management on a new footing.  With its 10 ongoing civilian and six military Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) missions, the European Union is engaged in zones of...

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

December 12, 2018

The European Union is operating in crisis mode with its migration policy by wrongly focusing on containment. Issues of migration and forced displacement have dominated public debate in EU member states for the third consecutive year. The feeling of having lost control over immigration weighs...