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Politics and democracy

Bulgarians, whose country is going through a serious political crisis, are being called to the polls for the fourth time in eighteen months

Corinne Deloy
The European Elections Monitor - 20/09/2022

Snap elections were called for 2 October after the fall of the government led by Kiril Petkov on 22 June. This is the fourth such election in 18 months. According to the latest opinion poll, the GERB party is in the lead with 28.8% of the vote, followed by the Pursue Change party (18.8%), the Socialist Party (12.7%) and the Russian-speaking Renaisssance party (10.4%).

Economic integration

The end of European dependance on Russian hydrocarbons

Ramona Bloj
European Issue n°639 - 19/09/2022

At a time when energy prices have risen dramatically, Europeans must strike a delicate balance between reducing consumption, easing pressure on consumers and making a real transition to address climate change. EU coordination will be essential.

Radu Magdin
European Issue n°638 - 04/07/2022
Emmanuelle Ducros
European Issue n°627 - 04/04/2022
Europe and Society

"It is high time to light up Europe's stars again"

European Interview n°117 - 18/07/2022

At one stage, Europeans lost their shared sense of belonging to an unparalleled project. But now, after the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine is rekindling tangible solidarity among them, says Italian journalist Paolo Levi.

Nicolas Goetzmann
European Issue n°619 - 17/01/2022
Sylvain Kahn
European Issue n°617 - 20/12/2021
Alain Lamassoure
European Issue n°613 - 15/11/2021
Enlargement and neighbourhood

In support of a new approach to the Western Balkans: step-by-step membership with a consolidation phase

Pierre Mirel
European Issue n°633 - 23/05/2022

The war in Ukraine has raised awareness of the vulnerability of the Western Balkans and the need to revise the accession process. It is time for the European Union to mobilise all the tools of its economic, commercial, normative and financial power for a new policy. There is every reason to believe that the Balkan Summit on 23 June could confirm this.

Ramona Bloj
European Issue n°622 - 14/02/2022
Giles Merritt
European Issue n°621 - 07/02/2022
Milàn Czerny
European Issue n°610 - 11/10/2021
The European Union and the world

"In Russia today the whole media sphere has been destroyed."

European Interview n°118 - 12/09/2022

Since the start of its war in Ukraine, the Russian government has stepped up its repression of independent media. Even though the Russians are becoming increasingly disillusioned with propaganda, it is very difficult to make another voice heard," says Katerina Abramova of the exiled media outlet Meduza.

Jean-Dominique Giuliani - Pascale Joannin
European Issue n°634 - 30/05/2022
Eric Maurice
European Issue n°630 - 25/04/2022