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Hajnalka Vincze is a foreign and defense policy analyst. She decrypts the intricacies of European and transatlantic relations, with a particular emphasis on both the technical details and the broader political-strategic context.

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Transatlantic Relations: The Biden Opportunity and Its Limits

(...) All the positive change in tone on the U.S. side does not necessarily mean easier negotiations or any benefits for Europe in the long run. Paradoxically enough, the...

NSA/Europe: order in the disorder

 

Europe : chronicle of a decline foretold (demography, immigration, integration)

 


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Discussing the EU's common future is fascinating but vain
Portfolio
30 mai, 2021


The recently launched one-year-long collective brainstorming on the future of the Union is an attractive idea indeed. By seeking input directly from the citizens, it is planned to serve as the basis for reforming the EU – and who knows: maybe even have another go at the treaty itself. However, this sympathetic scenario needs nuancing from the outset. First of all, the conclusions are already in the bag. Secondly, on fundamental political issues, the EU will remain just as incapable after. Thirdly, posing the question of the European Union’s common future is a mistake by itself. If they insist on the 27-member format, Europe will have no future whatsoever. It will write itself out of History, and its fate will be decided by outside powers. ...

The United States depart from Afghanistan, while the clash of civilisations intensifies in Europe
Portfolio
01 mai, 2021


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The great powers are engaged in a world war, with vaccines as their weapons
Portfolio
26 mars, 2021


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Germany’s Transatlantic Ambiguities
Foreign Policy Research Institute
05 mars, 2021


Hopes for a spectacular relaunch of the European Union’s Franco-German “motor” after Brexit have thus far failed to materialize. Quite the contrary, now that Paris and Berlin find themselves without the British “third wheel,” almost every issue seems to trigger a bilateral squabble. Whether it is armaments cooperation, energy supply from Moscow, or policy towards Turkey, Franco-German disagreements keep rising to the surface. One of these has drawn much attention recently since it relates to the very nature of Europe and its links to the United States: the question of whether or how Europe (by which they usually mean the European Union) should pursue more strategic autonomy. Although the term has come to be associated with current French President Emmanuel Macron, the concept goes back almost 60 years to the first President of the Fifth Republic, General Charles de Gaulle. ...

Nuclear apocalypse postponed - instead of the atomic bunker, a house of cards
Portfolio
28 févr, 2021


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The French defense minister tries to convince the US on the idea of European autonomy

At the Atlantic Council in Washington, Florence Parly...

Macron against the US-bound diversion of European defense budgets

Emmanuel Macron has rocked a very sensitive boat. For decades,...

On Syria and Trump, President Macron in the illusion of influence

A couple of seconds within a two-and-a-half hour television...

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Conversation on the eve of French presidential elections

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EU calls for non-interference from America

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