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Gambling Europe’s Future

Overcome by a bout of despair, the French president confided to one of his closest advisers that “this is a country which is disintegrating, and I can do nothing about …

China Is Listening

But It Won’t Be Business as Usual When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel departed China after last week’s EU-China Summit, …

The EU and Economic Security: What’s in a Name?

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, released a proposal this week for a “European Economic Security Strategy.” Its premise is that with “geopolitical tensions rising and global economic integration …

Restarting the Franco-German Engine

After months of very visible frostiness, the Franco-German tandem is working on a reset: Berlin and Paris have realized they cannot afford the relationship to degrade further. Regardless of shifts in …

The EU’s Old School Approach to Russian Oil

Over the last two years, the European Union has innovated in a remarkable fashion to strengthen both its internal and external roles as an economic actor. As the EU struggles …

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The 2022 French Presidential Elections

A Second Term for Macron the European French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term in office on April 24th, after defeating Marine Le Pen for the second time in …

Nicole Koenig, DAAD/AGI Research Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Nicole Koenig as a DAAD/AGI Research Fellow from May through June 2022. She is Deputy Director of the Jacques Delors Centre at the Hertie School …

Break the Bias

Achieving Gender Parity in European Parliaments The average share of women in national parliaments worldwide remains behind the times, amounting to around 25 percent. In Europe, the figures are only …

Will France Lead the EU to More “Autonomy”?

To mark the start of France’s six-month presidency of the European Union, President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen honored two French citizens at a January …

Germany’s China Policy Moves Past Merkel

As Germany’s Merkel era ended, her brand of engagement-driven China policy seems also to have been consigned to history. The writing was already on the wall after the China-EU Comprehensive …

One Year after U.S. Elections: What Is the Status of the Transatlantic Trade Relationship?

Honeymoon Is Over, But Both Sides Committed to Make It Work One year ago, all of us in Europe were eagerly waiting for the results of the U.S. elections. The …

AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Legacy for European Integration?

AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s European legacy? Erik Jones Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Angela Merkel will be remembered for many things, but her grudging pragmatism in response …

After Merkel’s Steady Hand, A More European and Strategically-Minded Germany?

On July 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Joe Biden in the White House, the first European leader to visit him since he took office in January. …

Biden Should Think Big on the U.S.-EU Trade Agenda

AGI Senior Fellow and Director of Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish writes in World Politics Review about the U.S.-EU summit on June 15, 2021. “When U.S. President Joe Biden participates in …