Articles on Cohesion & Governance

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.

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.

Germany’s New Power of the Purse (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 02 August 2017

Berlin's firmer line on Turkey confirms Germany's status as a major economic power.

Lessons for the Left (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 27 July 2017

The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics.

Europe in the German federal elections: What do the manifestos say? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 26 July 2017

Here we compare the parties’ positions on the four core EU policy domains: common security and defence, migration, financial, and trade policy.

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.