European cohesion

Conservatives without a cause? The German youth’s view and what it means for Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 23 April 2018

Retaining what they have is largely enough for millennials – despite the fact that the majority feels that the EU is not on the right path. 

Orbán 3.0: What to expect next (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 13 April 2018

Viktor Orbán’s post-victory intentions are clear: to extend Fidesz control over civil society and remaining independent media outlets. The stage is now set for the EU – with European People’s Party MEPs holding the balance – to take action on further violations of democratic principles and values.

Hungary in the EU: From front runner to veto player (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 04 April 2018

A convincing victory for Victor Orban will reinforce the Hungarian veto role in the EU. However, the country has only marginal influence beyond its neighbourhood on EU policies.

There Is Life for the EU After Brexit (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 28 March 2018

The political ballgame in Europe will change profoundly after Brexit. A clear realignment is already apparent as the dynamics between smaller member states, in particular, begins to shift.

Italy: Following Britain towards the exit? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 02 March 2018

With elections approaching, the fact that Italy’s EU cohesion profile is approaching Britain’s is cause for grave concern across Europe.

Crisis and Cohesion in the European Union: A Ten-Year Review

by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018

Despite financial and refugee crises, research suggests the European Union is getting stronger, not weaker.

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Trump and Europe: Dilemmas of discontinuity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 January 2017

If Germany was the EU’s lonely leader a year ago, it is even more so now.

The European border guard: New in name only? (Commentary)

Angeliki Dimitriadi - 02 June 2016

The migrant crisis has spurred reforms to Europe’s border agency Frontex, but it can only be as strong as member states allow it to be.

Cover: Making sense of Europe’s cohesion challenge

Making sense of Europe’s cohesion challenge

by Josef Janning - 11th May, 2016

A new study from ECFR shows that, perhaps surprisingly, between 2007 and 2014, cohesion among EU member states has improved, even after years of crises.

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Cover: Paying the price: The cost of Europe’s refugee crisis

Paying the price: The cost of Europe’s refugee crisis

by Sebastian Dullien - 28th April, 2016

Europe can more sustainably and cost-efficiently handle refugee arrivals by centralising management at a European level

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