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Global Europe 11-04-2016

France confronts Germany on defence

For the French, building a European military force around France and Germany is the necessary precondition for any solution to Europe’s growing challenges. But this goes counter to Germany’s fundamental sense of self, and its interests, writes George Friedman.
Security 10-03-2016

Counter-terrorism should not be a synonym for human rights abuse

As the world continues the fight against terrorism, the powers-that-be have to include civil society in their decision-making process, so that efficient and fair policies can be formulated, writes Claire Fernandez.

Taking stock of the refugee crisis

In view of Donald Tusk’s warning this week that the European Union had "no more than two months" to tackle the migrant crisis, the time has come to pause and appraise some of the key recent highlights in this policy area, writes Solon Ardittis.

Schengen is dead? Long live Schengen!

Schengen needs to be safeguarded in the face of international crises, write Jacques Delors, António Vitorino, Yves Bertoncini and the participants of the Jacques Delors Institute 2015 European steering committee.

The best weapons against terrorism

As the European Council prepares to discuss terrorism and migration, heads of state must address causes and solutions at home as well as abroad, writes Pierre Baussand.

The position of a powerful EU spy chief is long overdue

The fact that a new series of attacks could take place in Paris so soon after the Charlie Hebdo murders illustrates the need for a European Union spy chief, writes Stephen Kingah.

Europe of tomorrow will inherit the children of today

On Universal Children's Day, Jana Hainsworth argues that EU policy must keep children at its heart, from ending child poverty in the EU to dealing with the migrant crisis.  

Europe’s foreign policy reaction to the Paris attacks is just noise

The terrorist mass murder committed in Paris on 13 November warrants a decisive foreign policy reaction from France and its European partners, writes Jan Techau.
Europe's East 19-11-2015

East-West divide: Geography should not divide us

A new European split has surfaced in the context of the refugee crisis – the East-West divide. Yet, the tragic events in Paris should remind us that we share common interests and aspirations, writes Alina Bârg?oanu.
Med & South 18-11-2015

Remember Paris!

If being European is not able to inspire, then it is only right that Europe is occupied by a culture which can, writes Žiga Turk.
Med & South 16-11-2015

Teach peace

Education is the way to disarm the processes that can lead to radicalisation, by undermining prejudice and fighting ignorance and indifference, writes Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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