Paradoxically it was the EU’s closest partner, the United States, that has done most to damage Federica Mogherini's legacy as High Representative with a full-scale assault on the EU’s commitment to multilateralism, writes Fraser Cameron.
Current debate rarely attributes the rise of populism in European politics to the perceived prevalence of corruption. Yet public opinion often shows that citizens believe their representatives to be corrupt, write Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener.
The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.
Europe’s southern neighbourhood is an erupting volcano. But positive trends are at play that represent North-South hope, and even convergence, write Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou and Miguel-Angel Moratinos.
With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
As Italy’s immigration crisis intensifies, leading to a diplomatic stand-off between Rome and France, the two countries' center-left premiers highlights the immigration dilemma of the Left, writes Alessio Postiglione.
The EU's response to the Greek debt crisis will set the bloc's political direction for years to come. If we continue to choke the debtor, we risk drowning all of Europe, argue Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto.
The Italian presidency puts forward smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as one of its priorities, leading the EU in the coming months. But what does this mean, exactly, for the European citizen, Luigi Epomiceno wonders.
In an increasingly multipolar world, in which GDP and population will increasingly be correlated, the rationale for Europe is stronger than ever. Together, Europe’s peoples can wield genuine influence, writes Tony Blair.