Europe and the EU
The European Union faces internal and external pressures, ranging from illegal migration to imbalances in the Eurozone. Europe’s neighbourhood is turbulent and Brexit raises questions about the future of European integration. Whatever steps are taken, maintaining public support for the EU will be key.
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President-elect Ursula von der Leyen's ambitions are in some ways remarkable, because the Juncker Commission may have overestimated support for its ambitions in the Council. This policy brief explores possible lessons from her predecessor’s performance.