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European air and missile defense - U.S., French or German umbrella?
18 mars, 2024

European agriculture and stratégic autonomy
08 févr, 2024

The reluctant visionary: Jacques Delors' (not so) federalist Europe
13 janv, 2024

Terrorism, geopolitics or clash of civilisations? The current chapter of the Middle East conflict
27 déc, 2023

The war in Ukraine is reviving NATO as a magic bullet. But how lasting are its effects?
11 oct, 2023

Strategic autonomy: unmaking France, without making Europe
Esprit Surcouf
23 sept, 2023

Galileo in trouble: without help, is Europe powerless even in space?
07 sept, 2023

Sweden and Finland on NATO's doorstep (impact on EU defense policy)
Europe & Orient n°36
13 juin, 2023

Old diplomat does not mean outdated diplomat - on 100-year old Henry Kissinger
27 mai, 2023

The stakes behind the EU negotiations on ammunition for Ukraine
05 mai, 2023

The forest behind the tree: the international order gets upside down behind the Ukraine war
07 avril, 2023

Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO accession (lessons so far and what’s in store)
14 févr, 2023

The EU’s necessary economic-ideological re-programming in a geopolitical perspective
07 févr, 2023

Consequences of the Ukraine war on transatlantic relation
Europe & Orient n°35
20 déc, 2022

Western strategy in the Ukraine war is wobbling on several points
07 déc, 2022

Two things are clear from the contradictory statements of Western politicians - some of them rejecting even the idea of negotiation, whereas others discretely considering the ins and outs of a future settlement. First, the limits and risks of the strategy pursued so far have now become evident. This does not mean that Moscow is in a better position, but we are obviously more interested in the economy, security and unity of the NATO-EU side. And the situation is anything but bright. Secondly, the fact that so far there has been no meaningful move towards a diplomatic solution is due to the fact that the search for a peaceful way out is a politically hazardous endeavor. It could both shatter the Western unity that has been masterfully maintained up to now and put into question the mainstream narrative on the war.

The war in Ukraine, the U.S. position and the midterm elections.
08 nov, 2022

The war in Ukraine: what kind of boost for the arms indutry?
31 oct, 2022

The war in Ukraine: information fog and scenarios
29 sept, 2022

The EU’s defense policy and the war in Ukraine
09 sept, 2022

Is it time to negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine?
27 juil, 2022

Ukraine’s EU membership bid as a possible catalyst for a multi-tier Europe
06 juil, 2022

Macron reelected: Jupiter sitting on a powder keg
09 mai, 2022

Keeping a cool head in a hot war
11 mars, 2022

War is raging in Europe: in Ukraine under Russian attack, women and children are fleeing, ordinary citizens are taking up arms, and historic buildings find themselves in ruins. But as always, war is a transitional state between two phases dominated by diplomacy. On the one hand, it derives from the obvious failure of the previous negotiations, and on the other, it aims to broker, on the basis of new positions, a new power equilibrium as opposed to the earlier situation. Therefore the West, including Europe, needs first and foremost to keep a cool head. The reactive steps taken in the midst of overheated emotions can only be adequately gauged according to whether the conflict is being limited or intensified by them and whether they will lead to a post-war security situation that is advantageous or detrimental to us.

True and false defense commitments to NATO Member States
28 févr, 2022

Europe between being a punching bag or a spear carrier in the Russia-U.S. clash over Ukraine
31 janv, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war drums bring out a thirty-year-old taboo in the Atlantic Alliance
11 janv, 2022

The migration mini-crisis at the Polish border cuts straight to Europe's Achilles heel
25 nov, 2021

Eric Zemmour and the „civilisational” issues at stake in next year’s French presidential election
26 oct, 2021

Are the Germans “good Europeans”? Or...
25 sept, 2021

Europeans want to become a digital superpower – at least that’s what they say
22 aout, 2021

A digital Iron Curtain risks to be erected in the new Cold War
24 juil, 2021

The Euro 2021 and the love-hate relationship between football and politics
30 juin, 2021

Discussing the EU's common future is fascinating but vain
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, whereas the clash of civilisations in Europe intensifies
01 mai, 2021

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

Nuclear apocalypse postponed - atomic bunker or house of cards (arms control and START)
28 févr, 2021

Brexit, blow or blessing for Europe?
28 janv, 2021

NATO's latest renewal: bloc discipline against China?
30 déc, 2020

Behind NATO's talking points
10 déc, 2020

Joe Biden and Europe: sugarcoating's benefits and pitfalls
12 nov, 2020

The roots of our Westlessness
15 mars, 2020

12 déc, 2019

Beyond Macron's Subversive NATO Comments: France's Growing Unease with the Alliance
Foreign Policy Research Institute
26 nov, 2019

In deciding to give an interview to The Economist where he declared NATO “brain dead,” President Emmanuel Macron certainly knew he would spark indignation among his fellow European leaders. He chose to do it nevertheless, not out of proverbial French arrogance, but because he deems it both necessary and urgent. A year away from the next U.S. elections (and with Brexit forever dragging on), an unprecedented window of opportunity is about to slam shut for France.

An increasinly all-encompassing NATO
18 oct, 2019

For the past twenty years, the United States has been pushing the Alliance to become “global”, on the grounds that it must adapt to new risks and threats if it wants “to stay relevant” (meaning: to be useful for American interests and to ensure, in exchange, that the USA stays engaged on the old continent). After all, it is only fair. Except that for the European allies this would mechanically lead to giving up their own policies. The challenge for them would therefore be to prevent, as much as possible, the expansion of NATO’s competencies to other (non-military) domains and to other (non-euro-Atlantic) geographical areas. For one of the main rationales behind NATO “going global” is to make sure that Europeans – who, in NATO, find themselves in a subordinate position vis-à-vis the USA – formulate their various policies no longer on their own, but within the U.S.-led Atlantic Alliance.

Indecent Proposal? What Trump’s Greenland offer tells us about… NATO
22 sept, 2019

By setting his sights on the island of Greenland, President Trump has provoked, as usual, a mixture of consternation, opprobrium and widespread hilarity on the international stage. Most of the comments limited themselves to criticizing his style and his moodiness: he spoke of a “large real estate deal” and, in the face of a refusal to sell, he canceled his planned visit and described the Danish Prime Minister’s reaction as “nasty”. More astute observers have pointed out that Trump's initiative is less whimsical than it might seem at first glance – it is part of a regional policy America has been pursuing for a while. In any case, for Europeans it is not what really matters. What is essential, to them, is rather the exposure, in broad daylight, of an American reasoning that is as compelling as it is uncomfortable.

One Voice, But Whose Voice? Should France Cede Its UN Security Council Seat to the EU?
Foreign Policy Research Institute
20 mars, 2019

France and Germany recently decided to share the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and jointly do the agenda-setting and public communication tasks it involves, over the next two months. What could be an important symbol appears, however, more like a smokescreen to conceal the two partners’ skirmishes over their respective UN seats. The Germans wish to see France’s permanent member status Europeanized—in other words, transferred to the European Union as a whole. Paris continues to respond to such suggestions with a resounding non. At first glance, this disagreement might look like French national “egoism” standing in the way of Germany’s splendid ambitions for Europe. On closer inspection, however, it is rather the other way around.

Macron-Trump squabble over a "European army"
Articles, 22 nov, 2018

The quarrel of a bluffer and a buffoon over a nonsensical idea. One could caricature in these terms the controversy that took place, by means of interviews and tweets, between the French and American presidents after the former floated the murky concept of a so-called European army. It is hard to say exactly what motivated the French president at that moment, knowing that if there is a country for which the pooling of European forces would mean a net loss, not to say a fatal disaster, it is France. No doubt Emmanuel Macron is fully aware of this, in which case he must have found that the greatest merit of the concept is that it has no chance to become a reality. It also had all the potential to irritate President Trump, incidentally.

Jerusalem: President Trump Challenges Europe’s “Pavlovian” Reflexes
Foreign Policy Research Institute
18 mai, 2018

With the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to transfer the U.S. embassy there, U.S. President Donald Trump has made a first step to break one of Europe’s most deeply anchored reflexes. As former European Commissioner Chris Patten noted, “The main determinant Europe’s political behavior” is, on the Israel-Palestine issue in particular, “the Pavlovian rejection of any course of action that might distance Europe from the Americans.”

European flag: symbol of a link or of an allegiance?
Articles, 30 nov, 2017

At the mid-October EU summit, President Macron joined the so-called Declaration No. 52, ten years after the Lisbon Treaty was adopted and France decided not to sign the annexed Declaration on EU symbols.[1] If the new French president chose to reverse policy at this particular moment, it is primarily as a response to far-left leader Mélenchon’s recent call to ban the European flag from the Assemblée nationale (the Lower House of the Parliament). Whereas the Declaration is legally non-binding, the move is intended, in Emmanuel Macron’s words, to “assert the attachment” of France to the symbols of Europe. One point that seems to have been largely overlooked, is that the meaning of those symbols can be very different, depending on whether one refers to the French or English version of the text.

NATO: Assessing the Alliance’s Counter-Terrorism Efforts
The Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor, Vol.15 Issue 8
21 avril, 2017

NATO’s counter-terrorism efforts have been the focus of much attention in recent months. Faced with a U.S. ultimatum that Washington might “moderate its commitment” to the Alliance, member states have sought ways to demonstrate that the organization plays a significant part in global counter-terrorism efforts and that it could do even more.

Brits begin to wonder about their special relationship with America
11 déc, 2016

The Comission is about to change, somewhat, its approach towards defence
03 déc, 2016

European defense: ready, set, go?
20 sept, 2016

Why America Misunderstands the World, by Paul R. Pillar
11 sept, 2016

Brexit: a stab in the back for the US
02 juil, 2016

In the wake of the British referendum, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden noted, "We would have preferred a different outcome."[1] A few days later, Secretary of State Kerry said that it was still possible to "walk back" on Brexit.[2] Neither the disappointment nor the hope that the situation could still be reversed came as a surprise from the American side. Indeed, over the last six decades, Washington spared no effort to put, then keep, in the EU their favorite ally. The reason is simple. As explained by the U.S. Embassy in London, the European Union is "the world’s most important organization to which the United States does not belong". In order to make its voice heard, the U.S. needs their "man inside" or, in diplomatic terms, "the expression within the EU of common U.S.-UK attitudes through UK membership".[3] Except that British voters opted for the exit...

The UK's very special status in the EU
23 févr, 2016

Beyond the Brexit issue
18 févr, 2016

In 1975, at the time of the first British referendum on whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in what was then the European Communities, a caricature of the Canard enchaîné depicted Prime Minister Harold Wilson in bed on a voluptuous, but visibly bored Europa who pleads: “In or out, my dear Wilson, but stop this ridiculous back and forth.”[1] It was more than forty years ago ... Four decades during which the UK has carefully kept their notoriously “semi-detached position” vis-a-vis Europe.

Following the attacks in Paris, will Europe's defence be reborn from its ashes?
18 nov, 2015

Will the US be able to engage NATO troops on its own?
10 nov, 2015

A very combative NATO at the Riga Conference
07 nov, 2015

America fears for its world order
29 sept, 2015

At the NATO meeting, good luck to talk about intelligence
Articles, 24 juin, 2015

The hybrid war comes very timely
Articles, 18 mars, 2015

In the Middle East, France is more and more engaged under American leadership
Articles, 25 févr, 2015

Lethal weapons and the unity of the West
Articles, 04 févr, 2015

America entapped by its own narratives
Articles, 03 févr, 2015

Priorities to be redefined urgently, for European defence
Articles, 03 janv, 2015

The CIA likes to work in Europe: it's easy, it's chic and it stays among friends
Articles, 28 déc, 2014

France, guardian of the temple for European defence
Articles, 20 nov, 2014

One for all, all for one? (Part 2: doubts within the Alliance)
Articles, 29 oct, 2014

Who benefits from the crime? - the crisis in Ukraine and the hawks in the Alliance
Articles, 22 oct, 2014

Questions about the place of the military instument in the EU
Articles, 07 oct, 2014

Small pearls of the (very) special UK-USA relationship
Articles, 02 oct, 2014

Long live free Scotland?
Articles, 18 sept, 2014

NATO/USA: permanent bases in the East?
Articles, 31 mai, 2014

President Hollande's Europe
Articles, 16 mai, 2014

One for all, all for one? (Part 1: NATO and its fictitious guarantees)
Articles, 13 mai, 2014

Obama on the tightrope, between Europe and Asia
Articles, 24 avril, 2014

NATO is trying to reassure ... and to ensure above all the loyalty of its Member States
Articles, 17 avril, 2014

France in face of NATO's rebound
Articles, 14 avril, 2014

Crisis in Crimea: NATO jumps on the opportunity
Articles, 24 mars, 2014

Quadrennial Defense Review 2014
Articles, 06 mars, 2014

Ukrainian crisis: brief preliminary clarification
Articles, 03 mars, 2014

Cyberdefence: beware of alliances!
Theatrum Belli
02 mars, 2014

European defence, eternal apple of discord between France and the United Kingdom
Articles, 31 janv, 2014

German scoffing at France and Great Britain? - boomerang effect
Articles, 09 janv, 2014

The Gripen in Brazil: a pro-American choice for lack of anything better?
Articles, 21 déc, 2013

At the margin of the TTIP negotiations...
Articles, 12 nov, 2013

NSA/Europe: order in the disorder
Theatrum Belli
31 oct, 2013

European naval forces between eclipse and dependence?
Marine&Océans n°241, automne 2013
22 oct, 2013

The Russian view on 'the era of changes'
Articles, 22 oct, 2013

The Ashton report on EU defence 3
Articles, 17 oct, 2013

The Ashton report on EU defence 2
Articles, 16 oct, 2013

The Ashton report on EU defence 1
Articles, 16 oct, 2013

The Ashton report on EU defence - introduction
Articles, 16 oct, 2013

The JSF syndrome in Canada
Articles, 12 oct, 2013

The A400M from a US perspective
Articles, 02 oct, 2013

The A400M from a European perspective
Articles, 02 oct, 2013

The pivot put into context
Articles, 29 sept, 2013

The transatlantic tropism of the President of EADS
Articles, 28 sept, 2013

We are all Westerners: transatlantic high mass in Latvia
Articles, 26 sept, 2013

Syria: France in an unfitting role
Articles, 09 sept, 2013

Did you say chemical weapons?
Articles, 06 sept, 2013

European identity: the story of a forty-year-old misunderstanding
Articles, 24 aout, 2013

The Commission interferes in armaments matters
Articles, 29 juil, 2013

Comprehensive approach: mortal danger
Articles, 23 juil, 2013

Europe after (the U.S.) elections
Theatrum Belli
10 nov, 2012

What does the reelection of Barack Obama mean for Europe? Besides continuity, will there be more intransigence on certain issues or, on the contrary, will there be a bit more attention to the sensibilities of his allies? These are the kinds of questions with which European leaders continue to harass both their advisers and all those who agree to be invited by them in Washington DC. 

Wikileaks - through transatlantic PRISM
Articles, 16 déc, 2010

This (and similar) kind of information could only become “explosive” if, thanks to the Wikileaks “scoop” for instance, the general public began to ask serious questions. And not about America – but about their own leaders' behaviour.

France s “return” to NATO: false reasons and true consequences
La Lettre Sentinel n°51, avril 2009
08 avril, 2009

Hailed (or intensely disparaged, it depends) as a "return to the fold", would the reintegration by France of the integrated military structures end up exploding the Alliance? The question is paradoxical only in appearance.

The new European policy of Obama’s America: the more it changes… the less does it change?
Articles, 24 déc, 2008

France, NATO and the West – on the margin of the Védrine report
La Lettre Sentinel n°47, octobre 2007
31 oct, 2007

A European Avant-garde: diagnosis, solution, raison d’être
Intervention aux Assises des Associations d'Europe
28 sept, 2007

Euro-American convergences and collisions (book review)
La Lettre Sentinel n°46, juin 2007
28 juin, 2007

Iranian nuclear dilemmas
Népszabadság Online, 2006. december 24.
24 déc, 2006

European autonomy between rhetoric and realities
La Lettre Sentinel n°41-42, octobre-novembre 2006
30 nov, 2006

Towards which kind of of
Biztonságpolitikai és Honvédelmi Kutatások Központ
06 oct, 2006

The so-called code of conduct, which came into effect on July 1, 2006 with the participation of 22 Member States of the Union and is supposed to encourage the “Europeanization” of defence procurement, is only the beginning. It marks the entry in scene, in implacably concrete terms, of the fundamental political questions (differed since more than a half-century) of the European construction. As a beginning, it is by nature imperfect and ambiguous. But at the same time, it reflects perfectly the possibilities and the limits of the political will that is at its origin. 

European and transatlantic context of the next Hungarian government s activities in the security of defence field
BHKK Hirlevél
01 juil, 2006

Mass hysteria and Realpolitik around Mohammed
09 févr, 2006

Europe pays the price of her usual cowardice and, once again, the majority of the politicians only think of capitulating. However, on the long run, it is like adding fuel to the fire.” The more so as “the agitation of today is merely an episode in an infinitely broader power struggle.”

The room for manoeuvre in European defence: between internal weights and pressures coming from across the Atlantic
Intervention Colloque Institut français à Budapest
27 janv, 2006

Europe : chronicle of a decline foretold (demography, immigration, integration)
Népszabadság Online
23 janv, 2006

Transatlantic satellite story 1 (Galileo vs GPS)
Népszabadság Online
10 janv, 2006

Galileo (the European satellite navigation system whose construction is now also pursued in space after the launching of the first test satellite) is one of the decisive strategic projects of the decade. In every, including military, sense of the term. It prefers, of course, remain low-profile in this regard. Even when others point out the facts, it tries to deny with vehemence.

State of play in European defence
Az EU biztonság és védelempolitikai dokumentumai 3
19 déc, 2005

The current paper on the European Union's security and defence policy examines the issue of 1. Developments in year 2005; 2. Public opinion and democratic control; 3. Defence industry and technologies; 4. Civilian aspects of crisis management; 5. Cooperation with the United Nations. 

Does the military historian throw a glove to the intelligence community?
01 déc, 2005

John Keegan, one of the world's most widely known military historians, examines this time an issue often evoked both in the universe of fiction and in that of politics: intelligence. In an unusual way and with unusual conclusions.

Core Europe idea put into context
intervention Réunion du Forum Carolus, Strasbourg
25 nov, 2005

Europe today is characterized by a strategic and identity-related vagueness: she is without geographical and political outlines. Her geographical borders are still imprecise towards the East and South, as well as towards the West. As for European sovereignty, it is in a sort of no man’s land: the Member States abandon entire sectors of their national sovereignty without there being anything, at a European level, resembling a political entity ready and able to defend Europeans’ capacity to decide and to act autonomously.

European security model
Népszabadság Online
25 oct, 2005

The Union and the people
Népszabadság Online
19 oct, 2005

European avant-garde as both a necessity and an opportunity
Les Débats du Forum Carolus
13 oct, 2005

"Integrated Europe where there would be no policy, would be dependent on an outsider who, in contrast, would have one.” (Charles de Gaulle, 1961). There is only one question worth asking in the current state of the European Union. It is to know whether this crisis is finally "the" crisis. The answer depends on the political will of the Member States’ leaders, those of France and Germany in the first place.
Berlin-Paris-Washington: reflections on the eve of German elections
Articles, 17 sept, 2005

It is impressive to see that with each election the majority of comments are ready to fall and to fall again in the same trap. Taking rhetoric for granted and despizing geopolitical realities, they tell us – some of them with enthusiasm, others with apprehension – how foreign policy is bound to undergo a fundamental change. It is, however, far from being that simple.

Explosions in perspective
Népszabadság Online
08 juil, 2005

The day after the terrorist „incidents” in London, it is worth noting that what happened is not a surprise, not a failure, not a European awakening, and not the beginning of a new Londonian era. The main characteristic of yesterday’s series of attempts in the British capital is that it has not changed a single thing as regards to the terrorist threat and the requirements of the fight against it. Those political or journalistic rhetorics that claim the contrary are merely looking for pretext.

British split over the Atlantic
Népszabadság Online
05 juil, 2005

UK’s accession would mark the beginning of a dilution process at the end of which “there would appear a colossal Atlantic Community under American dependence and leadership, which would soon swallow up the European Community”. The prophetic words of General de Gaulle, in 1963, have not ceased being confirmed ever since.

The EU, the crisis, the solution and ourselves
Népszabadság Online
20 juin, 2005

The enlargement of the European Union in 2004 was a mistake. It was plainly obvious since old Member States appeared unable to seize the opportunity which arised with François Mitterrand’s European confederation project, and did not have the political will to start any other form of ambition-based political differentiation during the decade which followed.

The Union’s suffering and the remedy
Népszabadság Online
04 juin, 2005

There is only one question worth asking in all this chaos surrounding the constitutional treaty. It is to know whether this crisis is finally "the" crisis. The answer depends on the political will of the Member States’ leaders, that of France and Germany in the first place. The suffering is the result of not merely the last, but of all past enlargements. The Heads of State and government of the Six, in 1969 in the Hague, only gave their assent for the opening of the accession negotiations "insofar as the candidate States accept the treaties and their political finalities".

Europe’s French conscience
Népszabadság Online
27 mai, 2005

There is no doubt that France has always constituted the cornerstone of the whole European construction: in its capacity as the guardian of the temple: the one who watches the project being kept on its original political track and who reminds the others to bear in mind the pursuit of those strategic purposes.

Survivors of Mars
09 mai, 2005

The theses on the (alleged) powerlessness of Europe and on the (supposedly) benevolent (self-proclaimed) omnipotence of the United States reveal a profound ignorance.

Transatlantic aircraft story 2 (Airbus vs. Boeing)
Népszabadság Online
30 avril, 2005

„Why is the American government supporting and subsidizing US aircraft industry through defence contracts? Simply because the future of the US, and of Europe in our case, is not in perfume or popcorn. The future is in electronics, computers, aircraft, missiles and space.” – the remark was made by Jean Pierson, ex-president of Airbus Industrie, in 1987.

Transatlantic aircraft story 1 (Joint Strike Fighter/F35)
Népszabadság Online
08 avril, 2005

The eventful history of the military aircraft Joint Strike Fighter (F35) is like an educational fable. It enables us to contemplate on the one hand the sometimes almost perverse mechanisms of US foreign and defence policy and, on the other, the process of voluntary abandonment of European positions and strengths. In short, it acts as an eminently instructive “digest” of the transatlantic relationship.

The UN conundrum
Népszabadság Online
24 mars, 2005

If the year 2005 is that of United Nations, it is not so much because of the festivities around its 60th birthday, but rather because of the report of a High-level Panel of personalities, deposited last December on the request of the Secretary-General, and entitled "A more secure world". Indeed, the fate which will be reserved to the content of this document of a hundred pages will send a strong message, be it positive or negative, regarding the future of the organization.

American false mirror (propaganda, US and Europe)
Népszabadság Online
02 janv, 2005

It is not the United States which behaves in an unexplainable way, but we Europeans. Indeed, Washington's acts and deeds are completely foreseeable, in conformity with its position. This does not make them less dangerous neither for themselves, nor for others, and does not reduce the enormous gap between their pretended intentions and their genuine aspirations. But America’s behaviour is fundamentally logical.

European-American space battles
Népszabadság Online
30 nov, 2004

It is not "in a galaxy far, far away", but nevertheless beyond the Earth's atmosphere that one of the most enthralling rounds of the transatlantic match takes place. Although we cannot speak about genuine competition. Whereas for the United States the stake is to ensure an absolute control over all space activities, Europe, for its part, can only aspire to try to avoid total dependence.

The Constitutional Treaty’s novelties in the area of security and defence policy
Eszmélet n°64. November 2004
01 nov, 2004

The area of security and defence policy is the one registering the most noticeable positive shifts within the new EU Treaty (referred to as the constitution). These novelties - along with all finally adopted arrangements - are crucial regardless of the "constitution's" immediate fate: they demonstrate the delicate equilibrium between the minimum requirement for effective functioning and the maximum degree of political willingness at the level of the Twenty-Five.

Turkish EU accession: much ado about nothing
Népszabadság Online
06 oct, 2004

The mixed report of the EU Commission on Turkey’s accession marked the end of a double deceit. The one which made Ankara believe in the mirage of fully-fledged membership (obviously already as a candidate Turkey does not have the same rights as others). And the other one intended for the European public opinion and pretending that successive enlargements do not basically alter the Union’s very nature. Because it is precisely what they do.

The value(s) of Europe
Magyar Narancs XVI.40
30 sept, 2004

Bush or Kerry: it returns to the same
Népszabadság Online
31 aout, 2004

Afghanistan, America, NATO and us
Népszabadság Online
02 aout, 2004

The mirages and the realities of the EU s new treaty
Népszabadság Online
18 juil, 2004

The EU budget battle - and what is behind
Articles, 15 juil, 2004

Barroso: dwarf president for giant tasks
Népszabadság Online
29 juin, 2004

Transatlantic relations: a meeting of illusions
Népszabadság Online
26 juin, 2004

European pseudo-constitution
Élet és Irodalom XLVIII. évfolyam 25. szám
20 juin, 2004

Future EU scenario from the past
Népszabadság Online
10 mai, 2004

Europe's fight against terrorism
Élet és Irodalom XLVIII. évfolyam 18. szám
02 mai, 2004

New challenges, new risks in the enlarged Union
Népszabadság Online
30 avril, 2004

Europe and the new type of terrorism
Journal Francophone de Budapest
30 avril, 2004

Enlargement-accession paradoxes
Népszabadság Online
27 avril, 2004

Paris-Berlin-London: attempt to square the circle
Journal Francophone de Budapest
03 avril, 2004

Troyan horses? The new Europe at the Unions gates
Journal Francophone de Budapest
18 févr, 2004

Europe on Mars: the EU as a strategic actor in space?
Journal Francophone de Budapest
04 févr, 2004

Irish EU presidency
Journal Francophone de Budapest
21 janv, 2004

European defence at the heart of the debates
Journal Francophone de Budapest
03 déc, 2003

European pseudo-constitution
Journal Francophone de Budapest
15 oct, 2003

Italian EU presidency 2
Journal Francophone de Budapest
03 sept, 2003

Italian EU presidency 1
Journal Francophone de Budapest
13 aout, 2003

European defence in action
Journal Francophone de Budapest
09 juil, 2003

Great Britain and Euro(pe)
Journal Francophone de Budapest
18 juin, 2003

EU and international terrorism
Journal Francophone de Budapest
28 mai, 2003

Return to the EU s foundations
Journal Francophone de Budapest
14 mai, 2003

The European Union and the Iraqi war
Magyar Narancs 2003/18
01 mai, 2003

Signature of the accession treaties in Athens
Journal Francophone de Budapest
23 avril, 2003

Toward a new logic for European defence?
Journal Francophone de Budapest
02 avril, 2003

Europe and public opinion
Journal Francophone de Budapest
19 mars, 2003

Reprimands from Chirac
Journal Francophone de Budapest
05 mars, 2003

The Nice treaty enters into force
Journal Francophone de Budapest
19 févr, 2003

The old French-German couple and the re-invention of Europe
Journal Francophone de Budapest
05 févr, 2003

Europe and the Iraqi crisis
Journal Francophone de Budapest
22 janv, 2003

Greek EU presidency
Journal Francophone de Budapest
08 janv, 2003

The bigger the better - US view on EU enlargement
Journal Francophone de Budapest
28 déc, 2002

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