European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron deliver united message to Chinese president during visit ; but as French leader signed over 20 business deals on China trip, EU chief took sterner line with Xi on economic grievances, human rights and Taiwan
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As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on May 31 “a new growth plan” for the Western Balkans and the prospect of Hungary's EU Council Presidency in July 2024 spark controversy, EU enlargement is at the heart of discussions at the 2nd summit of the European Political Community (EPC).
Despite some shouting and hiccups here and there, the European Green Deal has become the common framework for any discussion on energy and climate in Europe.
As French President Emmanuel Macron (accompanied by Ursula von der Leyen) is on a state visit to China, some twenty Ifri researchers decipher the stakes of the U.S./China/Europe strategic triangle.
The European Union and NATO have promised a path to membership for the embattled country. But real partnership will hold risks and benefits for both sides.
European Strategic Autonomy and the Green Transition: What Industrial and Technological Strategies? (Replay)
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and consequent supply chain disruptions in the energy sector have exposed critical vulnerabilities in the European Union’s broader strategic autonomy agenda and bolstered efforts at lessening strategic dependency on third states in a variety of...
(Replay) Accession to NATO, war in Ukraine: what are the new security challenges for Sweden and Finland?
A conference with Esa Pulkkinen, Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Defense, and Peter Sandwall, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister of Defense, held at Ifri on February 9, 2023.
European digital sovereignty has been made a priority by Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission. Due to the privileged position of American companies in the European market, Brussels’ efforts towards digital sovereignty (on privacy, antitrust, data sovereignty, etc.) are closely...
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague on Monday evening. He mainly hopes for Rutte's support for a European rebuttal to Biden's protectionist green industrial policy.
What political spaces make up the Old Continent? This question is at the heart of the Ukrainian conflict.
The “European prospects” of Balkan countries have evolved little since 2003.