The European Commission has cut the distance between words and actions in terms of turning the EU into a geopolitical actor. But time is short before much more to be done before it can reliably say it accomplished its mission, write Vassilis Ntousas and Gesine Weber.

The chatter is on. A little bit less than twelve months away from the 2024 European Parliament elections, corridors in Brussels are already bristling with analyses of what the European Commission can realistically achieve in its year-long finish line, and how the stars are aligning for what – and who – will come next.

Yet, this one-year mark offers a formidable opportunity to not only look ahead but – crucially – also look back. And here, the EU, or more precisely the European Commission as the bloc’s executive arm, has a potentially legacy-defining story to tell, despite all expected caveats.


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