Eva Fischer is a correspondent for Handelsblatt based in Brussels and reports on European Union policy. She studied business psychology and politics.
The European Union dreams of developing common foreign policies, but Russia shows how hard that really is. Some EU countries are cozying up to Vladimir Putin, others want to impose a hardline stance.
Economic nationalism is trumping the European vision of military independence from the United States.
The closer the Nord Stream 2 pipeline comes to reality, the louder those opposed to the Russian mega-project become. Even Berlin’s ruling parties are seeing backlash but the country is still on board.
Berlin and Brussels are piling on resources to counter Russian meddling in next year's EU elections. The extra cash is peanuts compared to Moscow’s disinformation machine.
The CSU official faces a rocky road in his controversial path to the top EU job, as he has no government experience and speaks only two languages.