European Union

The European Union is a group of 28 countries in Europe. Outside continental Europe, the EU includes Cyprus and several overseas territories. It has more than half a billion inhabitants.

Recent publications

Presidential Election in Belarus

Tensions Are Likely to Prevail

The impending presidential election in Belarus on August 9, 2020, is highly likely to result in the smooth victory of incumbent Alexandr Lukashenko. Despite this fact, the unprecedented – and still growing – politicization of Belarusian society constitutes a challenge to the regime that will not fade even after a clear-cut election. The resulting tensions will require more diplomatic attention from Germany and the European Union.

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.


Past events

Key Visual of the EPC-DGAP cooperation on the German EU Presidency
14:30 - 16:00 | 03 Jun 2020

Project Presidency

The “Corona Presidency”: Testing German Leadership in Europe
Think Tank Event
Web Talk

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