Articles on Cohesion & Governance

Jamaica sunset leaves German politics in the dark (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 21 November 2017

The standstill in German governance will likely amplify political fragmentation in the EU. 

Poland: What went wrong? (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 17 November 2017

Condemnation and a few more EU aid payments will not fix Poland’s resurgent xenophobia.

How to avert the looming Brexit crisis (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 November 2017

Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.

The long and winding road to Jamaica (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 November 2017

The indications are this new German government will struggle to take advantage of the foreign policy opportunities presented by this election.

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.

Eastern resentment of Germany spells trouble for Berlin and Brussels (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 05 October 2017

In Central and Eastern Europe, wage convergence with the West has stalled - and people are blaming Germany.

How Britain Lost Its Cool (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 October 2017

In the past 20 years, the UK and Germany have switched positions, with the latter now representing openness while the former has come to embody backward-looking nationalism. But there is no reason to believe that the two countries won't swap places again.

Spanish democracy faces its biggest challenge in decades (Commentary)

- 29 September 2017

The Catalan government is depriving over 45 million Spaniards of their democratic right to decide on the future of their own country.

German election: An opening for Poland? (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 29 September 2017

It is Warsaw who must make the first move if they are to repair German-Polish relations in this decisive moment for Europe.

Three myths about Catalonia’s independence movement (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 September 2017

Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism