Articles on Cohesion & Governance

How to reunite a divided Britain (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 27 February 2018

A Brexit outcome where no-one wins (and everyone loses) 

Migration myths dominate Italian election campaign (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 21 February 2018

The promises of the leading parties address voters’ imaginary fears rather than practical solutions.

Visegrad dreams for Warsaw, nightmares for Berlin (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 15 February 2018

A Visegrad alliance remains distant for now, but EU must address rising resentment about economic liberalisation in central and eastern Europe.

Too soon for champagne toasts to GroKo (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 February 2018

The grand coalition treaty is strongly pro-European in tone, but the devil is in the details – and it could yet be rejected by SPD members.

Europe’s defining choice on Poland (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 January 2018

Europe’s decision on whether or not to declare Poland in breach with European rule of law standards comes down to a choice between principles and pragmatism.

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.

The sense of an ending: Contours of the next German government (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 January 2018

The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.

Bulgaria: The unforeseen effects of the Presidency (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 09 January 2018

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

Poland’s black Wednesday: Crossing the Rubicon (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 22 December 2017

This will be a gloomy Christmas for all those who care about liberal and European values in Poland.

Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 21 December 2017

Europe should be worried about the new Austrian government’s proximity to Russia, not Hungary.