The head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Olaf Böhnke, talks about that issue.
With Brexit looming and crisis unfolding in Catalonia, the EU is in need of a renewed sense of unity. Will the Permanent Defense Cooperation reinvigorate European identity or merely paper over the cracks?
Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. One thing's clear: it's a blow for Angela Merkel, says DW's Ines Pohl.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has the upper hand so far in Catalonia's bid for independence. But Europe should learn a lesson from the crisis and try to avoid such local blazes in the future, says Barbara Wesel.
The crisis in Ukraine was the impetus for NATO to reinvent itself, but is the alliance sufficiently invested in resolving the conflict itself? No one will declare the Minsk Agreement dead, but it's hard to find a pulse.
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