Articles on European Elections

How to avoid a post-truth world (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien & Jeremy Shapiro - 16 January 2017

It is time to recognize that the integrity of information is part of the critical infrastructure of liberal democracy.

Hungary’s migrant quota referendum: Never let a good crisis go to waste (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 09 September 2016

A likely ‘no’ vote in Hungary’s legally questionable referendum will provide ammunition for Orbán’s battle with Brussels.

Changing course? Foreign policy in Poland after the elections (Commentary)

Adam Balcer, Krzysztof Blusz - 23 November 2015

Law and Justice's strongly sovereignist, and occasional nationalistic, leanings may lead the party from the centrist foreign policy course that it has pledged

Poland’s choice: the day after (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 26 October 2015

Law and Justice’s landslide election victory is an unprecedented moment for Polish democracy.

Poland's parliamentary election: the ultimate explainer (Commentary)

Piotr Buras and Bartosz Duda - 23 October 2015

Poland votes this weekend, with the Law and Justice party widely expected to win. What are the big isuses dominating the election?

Greece, Europe, and the sovereignty axis (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 February 2015

Europe is being reshaped around an axis of nationalism and sovereignty and Greece is just the beginning.

Greece: So yes, yes you can (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 January 2015

Last night's victory for Syriza shows that it is possible for a party system in Southern Europe to collapse as a result of a grave mismanagement of the crisis.

Greece has spoken (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 January 2015

Regardless of the electoral outcome in Greece on Monday, life (and democracy) will remain a set of imperfect decisions made with insufficient information.

Who will the new European Commission serve? (Explainer)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 October 2014

A breakdown of the recent votes by the European Parliament to approve the incoming European Commission, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker.


Juncker’s Commission is crumbling (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 03 October 2014

Some dubious appointments are causing strong resistance to Juncker's Commission within the European Parliament.