Articles

Berlin’s new language of compromise (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 June 2018

European politicians have made an abundance of normative speeches on Europe, but few on the politics of cooperation. German leaders’ recent interventions hint at a turning point in this trend. 

The World Cup in Kaliningrad: Potemkin Village or real change? (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 15 June 2018

Moscow’s handling of Kaliningrad in recent years makes it no surprise World Cup fans are set to venture in from Poland for matches only rather than stay there.

Power words: Europe’s stake in the Macedonian name dispute (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov & Vessela Tcherneva - 14 June 2018

By actively supporting Macedonia and Greece to settle their name conflict, the EU could energise other countries of the Western Balkans to engage in democratic reforms, while also strengthening their economic outlook – and counter an assertive Russia.

Trump-Kim summit: Gambler’s diplomacy (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 June 2018

The agreement is a dead end sold as the road to denuclearisation and peace – and, as such, it beggars belief.

A new approach for western Balkans enlargement (Commentary)

Hannes Swoboda & Maria Eleni Koppa - 13 June 2018

A three-step approach on a “more for more” basis will bring the EU and the countries of the western Balkans closer together.

Ideology first: Italy’s troubled approach to migration (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 11 June 2018

Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.

Italy plays in the Penta League (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella & Silvia Francescon - 08 June 2018

Can the unlikely bedfellows of the Five Star Movement and the League really make government work?

UN peacekeeping in Donbas? The stakes of the Russia-Ukraine conflict (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 08 June 2018

A transitional UN peacekeeping mission in, and international civilian administration of, Donbas would have two major benefits.

Pedantry in motion: European intervention hits the language barrier (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 June 2018

German politicians struggle to endorse Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a “European Intervention Initiative” not least because the term intervention sounds misleading in German.

Merkel and Macron: edging towards change? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 07 June 2018

Angela Merkel finally responds to Emmanuel Macron’s Europe reform plans – but through the pages of a newspaper, and in only the most guarded of terms.