Luigi Scazzieri

Luigi Scazzieri

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

European foreign and security policy, Italy and the EU, transatlantic relations, migration.

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Covid-19 makes reform of the EU’s approach towards its southern neighbours more urgent than ever

Covid-19 makes reform of the EU’s approach towards its southern neighbours more urgent than ever

LSE blog
18 August 2020
The EU has a stated goal of promoting prosperity and stability in the Middle East and North Africa. However, its efforts to secure Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with its southern neighbours have so far had limited success.

London calling Huawei out

Aspenia Online
16 July 2020
After much deliberation, in mid-July the British government decided to implement restrictions on the role of controversial Chinese company Huawei in the UK’s next-generation 5G telecommunications network.

Don’t let UK-EU foreign policy co-operation be collateral damage of Brexit

The Times
17 June 2020
Six months has passed since Brexit, but there has been no significant progress in the negotiations to define the future UK-EU relationship.

CER podcast: Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is deepening the transatlantic rift

03 June 2020
Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is creating new friction in the transatlantic relationship and exacerbating existing differences on China, trade and defence spending. Tensions will get worse if Trump is re-elected in November.
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CER podcast: Putin hits a bad patch

06 May 2020
As 2020 started, Vladimir Putin’s economic, political and diplomatic position looked strong. Now he faces recession, an exploding COVID-19 pandemic and declining domestic support. What does that mean for the West?

The EU needs to counter Italy's coronavirus-induced Euroscepticism

Prospect
03 April 2020
The coronavirus crisis may be unprecedented in living memory, but for many Italians the EU’s reaction has been no surprise.

BBC News: The EU's response to the coronavirus

02 April 2020
“This €100 billion [proposed EU coronavirus jobless scheme] strikes me as rather small given the number of unemployed that are expected in light of the huge economic shock facing not only Italy but the eurozone as a whole”.

The EU can emerge stronger from the coronavirus crisis

Encompass
01 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has become a stress test for the European project.

Judy Asks: Can Europe become stronger after the coronavirus pandemic?

Carnegie Europe
26 March 2020
The EU’s initial response to the crisis was haphazard, with member states taking center stage. But the EU could emerge stronger from this pandemic if it learns from its past mistakes.

CER podcast: The EU must fight COVID-19 on the home front and abroad

25 March 2020
EU solidarity went missing when the COVID-19 pandemic started, feeding eurosceptic narratives. The Union is now getting its act together internally.