Global Europe 19-06-2018

The EU has to broaden its alliances to shape the new world order

Enough tears have been shed, egos and emotions shaken and obituaries written about the transatlantic relationship. It is time to move on. So wipe the tears, stop the whining and turn over a new page. The US has embarked on a new journey, and the EU should do the same, writes Shada Islam.

Winds of change: EU embarks on sustainable finance mission

Disturbing developments on the international political scene have only increased the resolve of the European Union to lead in taking action against the impact of climate change. Flavia Micilotta explains why financing is a key component.
Climate change 07-07-2017

Climate coalition: Pray the G20 succeeds where G7 failed

Italy, Germany and France’s over eagerness to insist that the Paris Agreement is non-negotiable was a golden ticket for Washington’s climate change deniers. Europe shot itself in the foot, warns Corrado Clini.
Development Policy 06-07-2017

European secrecy must end if Africa’s potential is to be unlocked

Having shown their serious intent at the lectern and on panels, G20 and African leaders must now move beyond speeches and pledges and take concrete, demonstrable steps to help the African continent harness its full potential, writes Acting-President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo.

Wind of optimism blows on global climate politics, in spite of Trump

Despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, it is hard not to feel a sense of optimism on global climate politics as world leaders gather in Hamburg for the G20, writes Taylor Dimsdale.

Merkel vs. Trump at Hamburg G20

As world leaders prepare to descend on Hamburg next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes to gain sufficient support to isolate US President Donald Trump on trade and climate change, writes Fraser Cameron.
Global Europe 23-01-2017

How the arms industry is staging a European coup

The EU is increasingly taking a pro-military stance, as the arms lobby exercises more influence. The election of Antoni Tajani last week as European Parliament president means the arms industry's influence will grow further in the coming years, warns Bram Vranken.
Global Europe 31-08-2016

G20 is a test for Europe

The G20 summit, which opens this weekend in China, will see the EU in defensive mode, shaken by Brexit, the refugee crisis and on-going structural problems in the Eurozone, writes Fraser Cameron.
Climate change 30-08-2016

This G20 must push COP21 agenda by ending fossil fuel subsidies

Next week sees the first G20 summit since the Paris Agreement. It was a turning point in political action on climate change. Europe must push for an end to fossil fuel subsidies at the summit in order to capitalise on its momentum, urges Jill Duggan.
Global Europe 01-07-2016

Mogherini’s new Global Strategy offers lighthouse for EU in uncertain waters

While all Europeans have become hostages of the Brexit talks, the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on Tuesday (28 June) offered a reassuring project for angry and worried European citizens, writes Damien Helly.      
José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, gives a press conference on the 2014 country-specific recommendations. Brussels, 2 June. [Photo: EC]
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2014

Europe’s unity is the best response to future challenges

Despite all of the challenges Europe faced in the last ten years, the continent remains united and open, and is now stronger and better able to face globalisation, writes José Manuel Barroso.
Euro & Finance 20-06-2012

A weak EU is in America’s interest

Despite having a number of reasons to want the EU to break up, Washington knows that a European meltdown could destabilise the United States. Therefore, keeping the Europeans in a state of long-term unease is acceptable to the United States, says Stratfor.
Global Europe 03-11-2011

The EU offers useful tool for the G20

There a clear mismatch between G20 meeting agreements and their implementation afterwards, and the new global governance tool could benefit from the EU's experience of the Open Method of Coordination, argues Henning Meyer from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Euro & Finance 15-12-2010

The economic consequences of Silvio Berlusconi

The Italian prime minister's economic strategies may have prevented dramatic falls in his popularity in the short-term but will eventually backfire, writes Tito Boeri, professor of economics at Bocconi University in Milan.
Global Europe 12-11-2010

Germany’s geopolitical opening

Germany is no longer a geopolitical chessboard and is beginning to see itself as a major world power again – and it has been forcefully defending its interests and national economic strategy ahead of the G20 summit this week, writes global intelligence company Stratfor in an analysis.
Global Europe 11-11-2010

US and China: Edging towards a compromise at G20?

Even though every state is going to the G20 summit with their own plan, only two matter: the United States and China, which seem to be edging towards a compromise on the currency front, argues Peter Zeihan, an analyst at Washington-based intelligence website Stratfor.
Euro & Finance 05-11-2010

The Opportunity in Seoul: Revitalise and strengthen the IMF

Ahead of the G20 meeting in Seoul, former South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-kwan argues that amid a shift in thinking about state-market relations, leaders have to avoid looking inwards and squandering valuable opportunities, and instead make meaningful progress to revitalise and strengthen the IMF and global financial regulation.
Trade & Society 01-10-2010

America embraces trade discrimination

Multilateral liberalisation would be more effective in reducing trade discrimination than preferential free trade agreements, write Jagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics and law at Columbia University and senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics and Indian political economy at Columbia University.
Euro & Finance 28-06-2010

No safe havens for dirty money

Civil society pressure is needed to bring stronger penalties against those harbouring dirty money, write  French Economy, Industry and Employment Minister Christine Lagarde and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Bank Group's managing director.
Euro & Finance 16-04-2010

Whatever happened to the G20?

Although the G20 was hailed as the body that would prevent another great depression, it has practically disappeared from public view and is over-represented by Europe – which will have to streamline its participation at some point, writes Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), in an April paper.
EU Priorities 2020 05-05-2009

G20 London summit: After the dust has settled

"The US-China relationship is becoming the most important bilateral relationship in the world," writes Stanley Crossick, the founder of the European Policy Centre, in a March blog post reflecting on the outcome of the recent G20 summit in London.