Ultimately, resolving the collective-action dilemma of preserving a liveable planet will require a UN ‘constitution of the Earth’.
The EU’s strategic ambition must not be just to carve out a niche for itself among the major powers but to reshape global governance.
European citizenship must be invested with more political significance—and never treated as a commodity for sale.
The proposal by the French president and the German chancellor for a €500 billion recovery fund refocuses attention on the EU budget—but that raises wider issues.
In the face of the momentous internal and external threats facing European citizens, a merely intergovernmental European Union will fail to match them.
The European Green Deal is a ray of hope but it faces two huge challenges: it must go global and the finances must be found.
The European Union needs to lead the world towards a secure, multipolar future. If not, it will fall victim to the law of the political jungle.
Europe’s citizens stand restive at a crossroads. After the May parliamentary election, democracy in the EU can take a leap forward—or the populists can reprise a dark history. Peaceful protests are legitimate, and politicians have a duty to listen and respond to them. The recent social revolts in Europe, however, have deep roots. They are […]
The election to the European Parliament in May has one major flaw: it cannot lead to the election of a democratic European government. There is one issue which cannot be ignored by parties intending to take part in the forthcoming European election—the absence of a democratic European government. This is the main cause of the […]
The forthcoming European Parliament (EP) election is destined to be make-or-break for the EU, determining whether Europe will continue on the path towards “an ever-closer union”, or be taken over by sovereigntist forces seeking to reduce it to a “League of Nations”. The growing support for nationalist parties in crucial countries such as Germany, France […]