Articles on View from the Capitals

View from Paris: The Syrian prism (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 14 October 2016

'Selective engagement' echoes perfectly France's preferred approach to Russia.

View from Berlin: Keeping Europe's cool (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 14 October 2016

Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering. 

View from Madrid: A golden opportunity clouded by domestic turbulence (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 September 2016

The vacuum created by Brexit could be the perfect opportunity for Spain to step up - if only it could form a government.

View from Paris: Security, prosperity and confidence (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 15 September 2016

Concrete progress on central challenges are the way to respond to the crisis in Europe. 

View from Berlin: Keep calm and carry on (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 September 2016

Bratislava should be modest in rhetoric and look to develop coalitions for security and growth initiatives.

View from Rome: Europe is alive but needs to kick (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 15 September 2016

Bratislava is the perfect opportunity for Europe’s leaders to live up to their responsibilities in delivering concrete responses to Europe's challenges.

View from Stockholm: Brexit and the future of Europe (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 15 September 2016

Sweden has much to lose from a hard divorce.

View from Sofia: A Single-Issue agenda sidelines longer-term concerns (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 15 September 2016

When the future of the EU is discussed in Sofia, keeping the four freedoms intact takes primacy over any desire for a cultural counter-revolution.

View from Warsaw: the Polish riddle (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 15 September 2016

It is less about concrete policy ideas than an overall strategy towards the EU: will it take a pragmatic position or pursue an ideological path?

View from Madrid: A polarised election context (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 29 June 2016

The reactions of Spanish officials and political leaders to the Brexit vote converge around three main messages: the need to maintain political stability, reassurance for Spanish residents in the UK, as well as support for the political integration project.