Three Scenarios As the U.S. recalibrates its relationship with the EU in the second Obama administration, it behooves observers to contemplate different trajectories for the EU’s future. The three possible scenarios of Disintegrating Europe, Diffident Europe, and Decisive Europe range from a pessimistic outlook to an optimistic one. In Disintegrating Europe, current differences over the …Read More

In this latest installment of the AICGS At Issue Interview Series, AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sat down with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and member of the Social Democratic Party, to discuss the issues currently facing Europe on both the political and financial fronts. With a specific focus on the ongoing euro …Read More

In this recent analysis originally published by the European Council on Foreign Relations, Ulrich Speck examines British membership in the European Union. Due to the mounting uncertainty surrounding the common currency, which has also called the continent’s economic future into question, many in Britain are calling for an end to UK membership in the union. …Read More

An excerpt from the original publication with the London School of Economics: “Serbia was awarded EU candidacy status at the beginning of this year. Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Alexander Wochnik write that while recognition of Kosovo’s independence is not a formal requirement for Serbia’s membership of the EU, the ruling Serbian Renewal Party has used the Kosovo …Read More

Download Policy Report The observed capital flows out of distressed countries into countries that are seen as “safe harbors” have in fact resulted in historically low yields of German and U.S. government bonds and helped the respective government budgeting. However, the current trading levels are unlikely to be sustainable and should not be interpreted as …Read More

DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf has recently published a book entitled Die EU und Bosnien-Herzegowina. A short description of the book: Bosnia and Herzegovina still represents a major challenge for the European Union’s foreign policy. In the framework of its enlargement policy and the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has in the past …Read More

Since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the U.S. and Europe have shared a common interest to foster stability in the western Balkans region and to support the country’s progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration. This, however, overshadows the fact that there are some issues on which the U.S. and the European states do …Read More

The gathering of European leaders in Brussels is successfully meeting the very low expectations observers had at the onset. As we wrote at the beginning of the week, this summit was not meant to be the forum tasked with making any specific decisions. Instead, it merely sets the stage for the upcoming difficult negotiations on …Read More

Just a few days before the next European Union summit in Brussels begins, it is time to lower expectations. This will not be one of those gatherings that lends itself to be branded as a make or break moment for the euro zone. Those who expect the summit to include a Spanish bailout request, a …Read More

The response to the Nobel committee awarding this year’s peace prize to the European Union has been a mixed bag − and predictably so. The cynics pointed to the struggles of the EU to maintain momentum, as well as relative calm at times, amidst the strife over the euro. Those more positively inclined saw the …Read More