Articles on Cohesion & Governance

Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017

As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.

A one-two punch to the rule of law in Poland (Commentary)

Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz - 17 July 2017

There now seems little that can stand in the way of the Law and Justice party’s subjugation of the judicial system.

The Hamburg G20: A clash of competing visions of world affairs (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2017

Europe's multilateral vision for the G20 appears to be merely a side show to the traditional struggle for national power.

Trump in Warsaw: What is at stake for Poland and Europe? (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 04 July 2017

While Warsaw hopes for the U.S. to support its regional ambitions, Berlin and Brussels watch carefully.

What is left from Kohl’s era? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 23 June 2017

Much has changed, yet paradoxically, perhaps Europe is closer now to its 1990s vision than it has ever been.

Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 23 June 2017

Fears about political and economic marginalisation have damped the spread of new EU-optimism to Central Europe.

France in Flux (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 20 June 2017

The rise of Macron has transformed the French political landscape – but its final shape is still emerging.

There is nothing to back expectations of a softer Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 15 June 2017

The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another

Winners and losers in the UK election (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2017

The UK election result emphatically confirmed the sense that the political class is out of touch with popular sentiment.

UK election: Brexit is back (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 02 June 2017

Corbyn’s focus on the domestic issues behind the Brexit vote, rather than on Brexit itself, may prove to be the better campaign strategy.