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Future of the European Union

August 2, 2017

From Brexit to the election of Emmanuel Macron, it has been an eventful year for the European Union. When trying to gauge the overall health of the union, one is confronted with a variety of mixed signals. Economic conditions have stabilized and are improving in many countries, but at the same time, a persistent migrant crisis and outbreaks of terrorism represent a threat to security. With much happening, we asked Wilson Global Fellow George Kopits to provide an overview on the future of the EU. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more