The ecosystem is a global public good. Partisan European divisions on the nature-restoration law cannot be justified.
However the war in Ukraine ends, a new iron curtain will follow unless the EU lives up to its ‘geopolitical’ aspirations.
COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh is now open but the European Union does not seem to have the will to achieve serious goals.
Ending the war in Ukraine and establishing a lasting peace in Europe require a new security architecture.
Ultimately, resolving the collective-action dilemma of preserving a liveable planet will require a UN ‘constitution of the Earth’.
The EU’s strategic ambition must not be just to carve out a niche for itself among the major powers but to reshape global governance.
European citizenship must be invested with more political significance—and never treated as a commodity for sale.
The proposal by the French president and the German chancellor for a €500 billion recovery fund refocuses attention on the EU budget—but that raises wider issues.
In the face of the momentous internal and external threats facing European citizens, a merely intergovernmental European Union will fail to match them.
The European Green Deal is a ray of hope but it faces two huge challenges: it must go global and the finances must be found.
The European Union needs to lead the world towards a secure, multipolar future. If not, it will fall victim to the law of the political jungle.
Europe’s citizens stand restive at a crossroads. After the May parliamentary election, democracy in the EU can take a leap forward—or the populists can reprise a dark history. Peaceful protests are legitimate, and politicians have a duty to listen and respond to them. The recent social revolts in Europe, however, have deep roots. They are […]
The election to the European Parliament in May has one major flaw: it cannot lead to the election of a democratic European government. There is one issue which cannot be ignored by parties intending to take part in the forthcoming European election—the absence of a democratic European government. This is the main cause of the […]
The forthcoming European Parliament (EP) election is destined to be make-or-break for the EU, determining whether Europe will continue on the path towards “an ever-closer union”, or be taken over by sovereigntist forces seeking to reduce it to a “League of Nations”. The growing support for nationalist parties in crucial countries such as Germany, France […]