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July 17, 2023

Big stakes for the EU-CELAC summit

Carlos José Cruz Infante Heads of state from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean meet on 17 and 18 July in Brussels for the long-awaited EU-CELAC summit. Despite facing a credibility crisis in the region, the EU has the tools to build a credible and strategic partnership going forward, write Carlos Cruz Infante and Johanne Døhlie Saltnes Read more
July 4, 2023

🔮 How populist parties survive ‘mainstreaming’ once in power

Anca Turcu Populists thrive on being perceived as outsiders. This creates an incentive for mainstream governing populist parties to portray themselves as challengers to the establishment. Anca Turcu examines the tactics Hungary’s and Turkey’s governing populists employ to survive mainstreaming Read more
June 16, 2023

Lex Tusk as a catalyst for EU democracy

Jaap Hoeksma The European Commission's intervention in the Polish crisis concerning the Lex Tusk is most welcome, writes Jaap Hoeksma. To be credible, however, the EU must also have its own house in order Read more
June 14, 2023

Greek election outcome: towards a new disorder

Susannah Verney The Greek election of May 2023 produced an unexpected destabilisation of the party system, and triggered a repeat election to be held five weeks later. Susannah Verney argues that the poll was variously viewed by voters as a second order election and a ‘system-defining’ choice Read more
June 5, 2023

EU-China relations: a growing global rivalry

James F. Downes James F. Downes, Mathew Wong and Man Hoo So argue that the European Union-China relationship has evolved considerably over recent years into a growing global rivalry in 2023. The EU has become more interventionist towards China, but there exist large divisions within the core EU institutions and member states towards relations with China Read more
May 3, 2023

Democratic global governance beyond Westphalia

Jaap Hoeksma The EU has evolved from a union of democratic States into a European democracy. Jaap Hoeksma argues this sheds fresh light on the Kantian quest for perpetual peace. It demonstrates that the Westphalian system of international relations should give way to a model of democratic global governance Read more
April 26, 2023

Ukraine shows us that decentralisation can enhance resilience

Tamila Shvyryda Decentralised governance can help withstand crises in times when rapid action and resource mobilisation are essential. The ongoing war in Ukraine shows how decentralisation can bolster national resilience under crisis conditions. Tamila Shvyryda says the EU can learn from this – and it should reconfigure its public administration policy accordingly Read more
March 23, 2023

Can Germany lead the EU’s geopolitical efforts in Latin America?

Carlos José Cruz Infante The EU could learn valuable lessons from German Chancellor Scholz’s recent official visit to South America, writes Carlos Cruz Infante. Scholz showed a diplomacy formula that could leverage the Union’s geopolitical influence in the region Read more

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