January 30, 2016
This is by far the most serious situation that the European Union has ever experienced. It is under pressure from several crises at the same time – crises so large and important that having to deal with just one of them would be bad enough. We are now paying the price of non-action: Non-action over defence has made us helpless vis-à-vis the so-called ISIS and all other possible threats in our neighbourhood Non-action over common border controls (the external borders … – More
"We will have to change the scale on which Europe operates. It will be very difficult. But if we fail on this, Europe will not survive"
July 14, 2016 - News & Opinions
To be clear, I have seldom felt so bad about having been right. For all of those who saw Brexit as a real threat and not just a distant possibility it has still been a surreal experience to watch the events unfolding in the UK over the weeks before and after the UK’s vote to …
July 11, 2016 - The Alumni Network
At our latest alumni gathering in Berlin on July 6th, we met with young professionals and friends to discuss Brexit, referendums in general, the wide-spread lack of belief in the European project, and how to reconnect Europe to its citizens. With individuals from six countries around the table, Europe was very much alive in the …