With migration tearing at the EU’s cohesion, politicians have started to see foreign policy as a way to secure Europe’s strategic interests, shifting from the EU’s traditional focus on democracy and human rights.
"In the nearly six-year history of the debt crisis, never before has the facade of public optimism among so many leading actors crumbled like it has over the latest deal." My column on Greece this week.
Europe’s common currency and the Schengen passport-free zone are the European Union’s most ambitious undertakings. Not coincidentally, they are also the two European projects that have most called into question the future of the bloc.