All posts in Perspectives

  • Opinion: EU immigration policy is grist to the far-right mill
    March 11, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    A final attempt by EU interior ministers to find agreement on a common immigration policy ahead of European parliamentary elections has collapsed. And that is just what some wanted. Seven […]

  • Negative energy: Berlin’s Trumpian turn on Nord Stream 2
    March 4, 2019, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

    Berlin has handled the dispute over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with unilateralism and clumsiness worthy of US President Donald Trump. On February 8, the EU Committee of Permanent […]

  • Opinion: EU online copyright reform won’t break the internet
    February 15, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    For two years, lobbyists, internet stakeholders, publishers, media professionals and online activists have been hard at work influencing the institutions of the European Union on the reform of copyright in […]

  • Events in Bulgaria in 2019: The Big Questions
    December 30, 2018, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    A number of events are scheduled for Bulgaria in 2019; well, some are scheduled, others are – to riff on Rumsfeld – the unknown unknowns. Lacking a crystal ball, for […]