An EU Council employee places a sign near European Union national flags ahead of the EU leaders summit amid the coronavirus pandemic in Brussels, on July 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters
An EU Council employee places a sign near European Union national flags ahead of the EU leaders summit amid the coronavirus pandemic in Brussels, on July 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Andrew Hammond
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Hammond

European Union summit is a showcase of a continent in flux

  • The underlying macro dynamic at the summit is a potentially historic power shift under way, as Germany ushers in new leadership and struggles to avoid recession
  • While there are forces of integration, developments in Hungary and Poland, and the upcoming French presidential election, could prove challenging for the bloc

An EU Council employee places a sign near European Union national flags ahead of the EU leaders summit amid the coronavirus pandemic in Brussels, on July 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters
An EU Council employee places a sign near European Union national flags ahead of the EU leaders summit amid the coronavirus pandemic in Brussels, on July 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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