[Reportage] USA wëllen den “Open Skies” Traité verlossen

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 31. Mee iwwerdroen. D’USA hunn ugekennegt dass si de sougenannten “Open Skies” Traité wëlle verloossen. Op internationalem Plang gëtt dës Décisioun kritiséiert, an et gëtt versicht de Präsident Trump vum Géigendeel ze iwwerzeegen. Den “Open Skies” Traité ass am Joer 2002 a Kraaft getrueden, […]

Without Britain, The European Union Lurches Towards Its Own Army

A regrettable consequence of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is that the bloc has lost a mitigating influence on its political integration. For the most part, the UK has sought to protect its financial and regulatory advantages against Brussels, which has been keen to over-regulate London’s finance industry. Former British prime minister […]

Iran escalation: Europe’s rightful restraint

They remember well the failures of the Iraq war and aren’t cowed by Mike Pompeo’s disapproval. Following the killing of Qasem Soleimani by American forces in Iraq, Washington and Tehran have spent days saber-rattling. Recent explosions in front of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad have intensified hostilities—President Trump is making direct threats against Iran on […]

One war Europe won’t join

Regular readers of my contributions to this site may have noticed that I am in no way a fan of the European Union. Yet even with the EU, the stopped clock principle applies: they have to be right sometimes. And when Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, said that everyone […]

Is an EU army coming?

President Donald Trump has thrown down the gauntlet by demanding that Europe spend more on defense. And the Europeans have responded—but in the worst way possible.

European defence in the age of Trump means actually taking responsibilities

Last month, we’ve seen U.S president Donald Trump slam European leaders for their lack of commitment to NATO military spending targets. Trump believes that his European partners are spending too little on defence and says that in the future, they shouldn’t rely on the States to provide for their security. In light of this policy […]