Articles on European Power

Spain election: A win for "No pasarán"? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 April 2019

Pedro Sánchez united the vote in the face of the Vox threat. The other big winner was Ciudadanos – which could now supplant the conservative PP as the main opposition

Spain’s craziest election ever (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 April 2019

Spain's snap election will be of "existential importance" - below, an explainer to get ready for Sunday outlining the contenders and possible outcomes 

Freeze, confiscate, restore? Swiss ideas for future EU sanctions (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 24 April 2019

Sanctions for ‘misappropriation’ have proved their worth in forging ties with new leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, and Ukraine. But it is time to strengthen them

Italy’s distracted political elite (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 24 April 2019

May's European Parliament election will shape the future of Italian political parties - will it enable traditional mainstream parties to stage a recovery? 

Is winter coming to the EU? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 April 2019

Many observers expect a grand showdown between the forces of “open” and “closed” societies in next month’s European Parliament elections, with the very future of the European Union at stake. They are right to be worried, but wrong about the reason

The Zelensky enigma: A different kind of populist (Commentary)

Andreas Umland - 16 April 2019

The second round of Ukraine's election for president takes place on 21 April; the comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky is in the lead

Pioneer and far: Estonia’s European ambitions (Commentary)

Viljar Veebel - 15 April 2019

Estonian expertise can be of great use in strengthening Europe’s digital society, connecting governing institutions and citizens at the EU level, and improving connectivity between European countries.

EU Cohesion Monitor 2019: The untold story of European resilience (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 11 April 2019

ECFR’s newly released Cohesion Monitor charts a decade of upheaval in Europe – and reveals that European cohesion is now, in fact, stronger than in the pre-crisis year of 2007

A blueprint for measuring European cohesion (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 11 April 2019

Learn about the methodological framework of the EU Cohesion Monitor and the quest for better pan-European data.

The unwavering European: Spain and its place in Europe (Commentary)

Laia Mestres - 05 April 2019

ECFR’s Coalition Explorer shows Spain to be an outlier in Europe – as it places great weight on foreign policy. But could new political turbulence thwart its ambitions once more?