All posts in Perspectives

  • The strange influence of the Macedonian model
    May 9, 2019, by Vessela Tcherneva

    The presidential elections in North Macedonia last Sunday produced both a winner – pro-EU and pro-Nato candidate Stevo Pendarovski, a member of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) – […]

  • Occupational hazards: The Russian military in Crimea
    April 17, 2019, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

    While its current disposition in Crimea is mainly defensive in nature, Russia’s military build-up on the peninsula could soon turn the Black Sea region into a security black hole. On […]

  • 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 […]