Publications by Yves Bertoncini

European responses to islamist terrorism

The first session of the Think Tanks Tandem initiative was held at the abbey of the Vaux-de-Cernay close to Paris on 8-9 July 2016. It was attended by some forty representatives of German and French think tanks as well as by German, French and European authorities. The round table was devoted to the struggle against Islamist terrorism. Yves Bertoncini summarizes the debate. more

Brexit: A British drama, a challenge for the EU

The EU does not only need firemen, summoned by the “Brexit” to fight the blaze of a new crisis: its next step forward requires more than ever the mobilisation of architects and of prophets capable of restoring a compass and a soul to this unparalleled Union, forged in postwar grief but still making perfect sense in a globalised world for young people and future generations. more

Europe and the collective security challenge

The people of Europe are facing a multi-faceted security challenge that they need to confront together now more than ever before. They need to place their “collective security” at the very heart of the European construction, underlining their recent progress in the field but also framing it within a mobilising global vision. more

The EU and referenda: structural incompatibility?

It is particularly important to debate the seeming inconsistency between the outcome of the referendum which Athens held on 5 July and the content of the agreement trashed out on Greece so as to check whether it would reveals a contradiction between the EU and the will of its peoples. A paper by Yves Bertoncini and Nicole Koenig. more