Articles on European Elections

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.

Germany votes: What to look out for on election night (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 21 September 2017

All you need to know to follow the German election unfold on Sunday night

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.

There is nothing to back expectations of a softer Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 15 June 2017

The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another

Winners and losers in the UK election (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2017

The UK election result emphatically confirmed the sense that the political class is out of touch with popular sentiment.

UK election: Brexit is back (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 02 June 2017

Corbyn’s focus on the domestic issues behind the Brexit vote, rather than on Brexit itself, may prove to be the better campaign strategy.

The Macron leak that wasn't (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto - 09 May 2017

So stark is the absence of interesting information that one could conclude that the Macronleak was a false flag operation designed to point the finger at Russia.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.

No country for old moderates (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 21 March 2017

The Dutch election has been interpreted as a victory for moderates over populists. But there are worrying signs hidden in the results. 

French elections: The demolition game heats up (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 03 February 2017

So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.