Articles on National Politics

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.