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

The EU-China Relationship

Take-Aways from the Leaders’ Meeting

A main goal of the recent EU-China summit was a trade deal. China urgently needs one but will not – and cannot – offer the truly level playing field Europe requires. That would challenge its economic and political control at home. Europe has real bargaining power and must insist on political, not just economic, concessions. China may be prepared to make some, but if they are not forthcoming, Europe should walk away. Doing so would help address systemic problems and challenges between China and the world.

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.

Events

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