The European Union: Past, Present, Future

The World Needs Europe

As we usher in a new year, the future direction of the European Union has never been more important, both for Europe and for...

Jean-Claude Juncker

President of the European Commission.

Spizenkandidat Process: A Step Forward Towards European Democracy

The campaign for the 2019 European elections began on the 8th of November in Helsinki when the European People’s Party (EPP) elected Manfred Weber...

Antonio López-Istúriz White

Secretary General of the European People’s Party.

A Common European Defence Policy as Response to Today’s Challenges

The security environment of the European Union is more volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous than at any time since the end of the Cold...

David McAllister

Member of the European Parliament for the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.

The Future of Agriculture in the EU

Specificity of the agricultural sector The basic and inherent function of agriculture is the production of food.  Agricultural activity also generates many goods and...

Czesław Siekierski

Member of the European Parliament since 2004

EU Asylum Policy: The Ball is in the Council’s Court

As rapporteur for the revision of the Dublin III regulation, which decides which member state is responsible for reviewing the asylum application of each...

Cecilia Wikström

Member of the European Parliament since 2009

Another Europe is Feasible

In a few months, millions of Europeans will go to the ballot box to choose members of the next European Parliament. This is not...

Louka T. Katseli

Co-Chair of the Independent Commission on Sustainable Equality (ICSE).

Europe as a People’s Project?

For almost two decades, there has been a widespread, intensifying belief that without greater involvement of citizens the European Union would be condemned to...

Alberto Alemanno

Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris

Carte Blanche or Tabula Rasa?

2019 will be a year, unlike any other. People across Europe head to the polling stations and cast their votes for the next European...

Emma Brown

President of ecpa2.0 (European Centre of Public Affairs 2.0) .

A New Direction for EU Telecoms Policy?

On 4 December 2018, the Council approved a new legislative framework for the telecommunications sector in the EU, referred to as the European Electronic...

Peter Alexiadis & Tony Shortall

Peter Alexiadis is the founding partner of the Brussels office of Gibson, Tony Shortall is Director of Telage, a consultancy in the field of telecommunications economics and regulation.

The European New Year

During the last weeks of 2018 European politics has reached a turning point. An array of events during this time leaves one in anticipation...

Javier Zarzalejos

Director for the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies, FAES

A New Europe

In 2019 we want more than never a real New Europe. New Europe  means the opportunity of developing new challenges focused on Change and...

Francisco Jaime Quesado

General Manager of the Innovation and Knowledge Society in Portugal


Shaping Europe’s Present and Future

As the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini has overseen EU foreign and security policy since...

Federica Mogherini

By Mark Leonard, Mark Leonard is Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations.