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04.09.2018
“Call It Tough Love.” Holding Europe to Its Own Ideal

According to Oxford academic Kalypso Nicolaïdis, the EU is much more resilient than it gets credit for. We sat down to discuss the state of the Union today and the key challenges to safeguard the future of Europe in a time when the world needs it most.

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10.07.2018
A New, Equal EU: The Future of Europe Seen From the ‘Peripheries’

What does the future of the EU look like from Southern and Eastern Europe?

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26.06.2018
The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for the EU

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are not just a tool for developing countries. They should drive EU responses to today’s many challenges.

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25.06.2018
Europe’s problem is not (just) Germany

Germany should not be criticised for pushing other EU countries to stick to agreed rules and reforms. However, it should also be prepared to do so as well.

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22.06.2018
The troubling transformation of the EU

In its quest for competitiveness, the EU is becoming an increasingly coercive system, controlling members through a myriad of rules and mechanisms.

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25.11.2017
The Order of Barcelona: Cities Without Fear

In Europe and beyond, municipalism, rooted in republicanism and enshrined in an ‘Order of Barcelona’ could help fight the ‘inertia of the nation-state’.

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11.10.2017
France and Macron’s Europe

Green economist and philosopher Alain Lipietz explains the state of play in France and Macron’s vision for Europe. Is there space for pro-European progressive forces?

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24.08.2017
A Never-Ending Accession Process? Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU

After 17 years the country’s attempt to join the EU is still beset by hurdles. It is crucial now to make a real effort.

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03.07.2017
Notes From an Island: One Year on from the Brexit Referendum

One year on from the Brexit vote, Britain’s new role in the world, and in Europe, is taking shape – what will it look like?

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