Articles on Rethink:Europe

Italy: Following Britain towards the exit? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 02 March 2018

With elections approaching, the fact that Italy’s EU cohesion profile is approaching Britain’s is cause for grave concern across Europe.

Berlin’s European agenda (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 22 January 2018

The next German government must lead the way in forging European consensus on migration, foreign policy, and a common system of values. This means it will have to think bigger than ever before.

Going Dutch: Why Germany needs others besides France (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 24 October 2017

The Franco-German engine gets all the media attention, but it is Dutch-German cooperation that has done the important work in recent years.

Flexible Europe – Is it that much of a stretch? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 14 September 2017

ECFR's EU 28 Survey shows that there is political space for a Europe of different speeds to carry forward the European project.

An interconnected outlier: the unaccounted costs of Brexit (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 17 August 2017

By leaving the EU Britain gives up unique ties and influence with its EU partners. They are fast adapting.

What are the dynamics between EU heavyweights in the face of Brexit? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 16 August 2017

The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and trilateral inter-group relationships in the face of the Brexit.

The end of Angst: Germany is ready to lead in Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 June 2017

European crises have galvanised German support for the Union, and spurred a new appetite to lead by example.

Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2017

What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?

Trump and Europe: Dilemmas of discontinuity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 January 2017

If Germany was the EU’s lonely leader a year ago, it is even more so now.

Transatlantic survey: Europeans and Americans fearful of “Trump factor” (Commentary)

Wiebke Ewering - 19 January 2017

What are the expectations and concerns of Americans and Europeans regarding President Trump?