While outlining a divergence of US-EU interests with regards to Russia, the new US sanctions also remind Europe of its dangerous energy dependence on Russia.
In Part II on European Defence, Léo-Paul Jacob explores the possibility of creating a European force.
Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy will be centred around building a stronger and more integrated Europe — most notably by developing greater defence cooperation between EU member states.
As its debt continues to grow, Greece must avoid defaulting on debt repayments by securing an additional bailout package from its international creditors. Mitchell Haid examines the severity of Greece’s debt crisis and the approach its European and international partners are taking.
Bedevilled by debt and facing high unemployment, weak growth, and high deficits, the second-largest economy in the Eurozone was struggling to overcome the effects of the financial crisis. That struggle continues even as voters prepare to choose Hollande’s successor.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.