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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 Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more