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5 August 2020

It is crucial to have a rule of law protection mechanism that unambiguously and concretely protects national judiciaries and the effective application of EU law at the national level.

27 April 2020

Europe needs more solidarity and financial transfers, these must strengthen the values that connect Europeans, not undermine them.

3 April 2020

Why should Germans, Dutch, Swedes and their leaders care about a possible tragedy on distant Greek islands where more than 40,000 refugees and migrants live crammed together in dismal sanitary conditions?

20 March 2020

The EU and Turkey have a common interest to support more than 3.5 million refugees now in Turkey; to control mobility in the face of the biggest public health crisis in a century: and to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 2 million displaced near the Turkish border in Syria.

17 February 2020

It is in The Gambia's interest to see its diaspora thrive in Germany. It is not in its interest to see it disappear. It is The Gambia's interest to help those in Germany who want an agreement.

16 January 2020

EU Balkan enlargement is only possible if it is deeply transformative. None of the current candidates and potential candidates have a chance of joining without a deep transformation.


16 December 2019

National courts are central pillars in the EU legal architecture. They must defend the norms and enforce EU rules in all member states directly. 

26 October 2019

What is needed is a process that does not replace accession and yet is different; a process that promises EU influence and is also attractive and credible to Balkan publics and leaders. 

29 July 2019

Nobody in The Gambia wants a return to the tragedy of recent years, when tens of thousands were captured and mistreated in Libya and huge numbers died on the "backway" to Europe.

28 April 2019

L'UE doit également prouver qu'elle honore sa parole face aux dirigeants qui s'emploient à établir des relations avec leurs voisins et avec les minorités dans un véritable esprit de réconciliation.

28 April 2019

The EU also needs to show that it keeps its word to leaders who reach out to neighbors and minorities at home in a true spirit of reconciliation

15 April 2019

Do think tanks matter? Do the things they write ever "cause" anything? And how would we ever know?

4 April 2019

Komisja Europejska musi jak najszybciej zaskarżyć Polskę do Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej (TSUE) za naruszenie podstawowych wartości i zasad UE, koncentrując się na procedurach dyscyplinarnych i kontroli władzy wykonawczej nad sędziami.

27 March 2019

The European Commission needs to take Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as soon as possible for infringement of the EU's fundamental values and principles, focusing on disciplinary procedures and the executive's control over judges.


8 December 2018

The legitimacy of the Council of Europe matters. Its destruction would be a harbinger of much worse to come. What is needed are bold measures, both in the Committee of Ministers and in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

19 November 2018

This is the right moment for European democracies to send a strong signal that certain red lines should not be crossed and that certain types of behaviour are intolerable and unacceptable.

16 August 2018

They have called for "cleaning our cities, street by street" and "mass expulsions". With so little to distinguish their views they are in fact ideological twins: Viktor and Matteo, defenders of a darker, illiberal Europe.

22 June 2018

France, the Netherlands, Germany and others need to do more than put things on hold. They need to propose a constructive policy which is tougher, more transparent, and more credible than the current accession process.

29 May 2018

No member state of the EU has ever gone as far in subjugating its courts to executive control as the current Polish government has done.

23 April 2018

Is this the end of a dark decade and the turning point in the biggest scandal in the history of the Council of Europe?