Five reasons for (cautious) optimism about the EU’s future

2 April 2016, 00:34
Francis Dogbe
The European Union (EU) is confronting a series of potentially existential threats, including the refugee crisis, ISIS terror, Russian adventurism, and Brexit (the potential exit of the U.K. from the EU). I hosted Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka at Brookings to get his fundamentally (but carefully) optimistic take on how he and his fellow EU leaders can meet those challenges. Here are five reasons for optimism that emerged from our conversation: Take the Fight to Daesh. The PM made clear Europe’s determination to take on the terror and refugee issues at their source in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Just this week, the ... READ MORE
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