Publications

Red Herring & Black Swan: Beware of Gray Rhinos

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Despite warning signals about a pending crisis, European decision-makers repeatedly fail to invest in preparedness. Forward-looking thinking and whole-of-government approaches are required now in order to prevent cascading effects from the COVID-19 crisis.

The Road to Nowhere

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The Johnson government has been conducting the negotiations about the UK’s future relationship with the EU in cavalier fashion; the prime minister is banking on “English exceptionalism.” A “no-deal” Brexit or a series of last-minute mini-agreements are the most likely outcome now.

Die Grenzen der Video-Diplomatie

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Die Corona-Krise beeinträchtigt die politische Zusammenarbeit in der EU. Schon jetzt ist klar: Digitale Konferenzformen können direkten Austausch nicht ersetzen.

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Präsidentschaft in der Pandemie

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Der EU-Ratsvorsitz Deutschlands in diesem Jahr steht unter besonders schwierigen Vorzeichen. Was wird anders als sonst, was bleibt gleich? Ein Überblick.

Five points to make the EU stronger

Leading Europe out of its current COVID-19 induced crisis will be a monumental task for the German EU Council presidency. Economic stabilization must go hand-in-hand with transformation.