Articles on Cohesion & Governance

Germany votes: What to look out for on election night (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 21 September 2017

All you need to know to follow the German election unfold on Sunday night

German election: Not so dull after all (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 21 September 2017

The contest between the Greens and the FDP could determine the course of Germany’s future.

May must withstand Johnson's bonfire of the vanities (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 September 2017

If she does not, the Johnson sabotage effort will have succeeded, and the outlook for the negotiations and the country’s future will be grim indeed.

A normative crisis: How to protect democratic values in Europe (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz - 19 September 2017

New financial mechanisms are needed to support civic initiatives to strengthen democratic values in Member States.

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.

Prime time debates with few prime time ideas (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 08 September 2017

The televised debates sum up Germany's election campaign perfectly: they have been strangely devoid of proposals, and filled with reactiveness.

Rise and fall of populism (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 05 September 2017

To defeat populism, liberals must have the courage to develop policies that combat discrimination and nationalism.

Germany votes: A lot of quiet before the storm (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 September 2017

Holding on to Merkel seems motivated by the wish to preserve the status quo.

Reparations and the crisis of Poland’s foreign policy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 24 August 2017

The return of the reparations debacle reveals how Poland’s international relations have been infected by PiS’ primitive approach to morality, history and sovereignty.