COMMENTARIES: European Council meeting on 25 and 26 March

Experts from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy comment on the EU leaders' videosummit, which took place on 25-26 March 2021 in.

Comment Topics:

  • Christian Kvorning Lassen: COVID-19 – despite Member State disunity, the conclusions were unanimous and clear
  • Kateřina Davidová: Climate sidelined at the summit, despite major legislation coming up
  • Žiga Faktor: EU and Turkey – 2021 as an opportunity to restart the relationship
  • Vít Havelka: EU plans to levy digital services
  • Danielle Piatkiewicz: America is back, back at the ‘virtual’ global table
  • Charlotte Bufano: The International Role of the Euro – The Four R’s as integral pillars

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Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European security and relations, NATO and Eastern Partnership.

Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy

Vít Havelka
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU

Žiga Faktor
Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

Kateřina Davidová
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection