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View from Berlin: Subdued shock (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 27 June 2016

Political Berlin has been has been in a state of subdued shock following the Brexit vote.

View from Warsaw: Loss of an ally (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 24 June 2016

With the UK gone, Poland, under the Law and Justice (PiS) government, will lose its favourite ally within the EU.

View from Paris: The need for certainty (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 24 June 2016

The three-word motto cited by Hollande in his statement could serve as a summary of what is needed “freedom, solidarity, and peace”.

View from Rome: A harsh wake-up call (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 24 June 2016

All in all, the sentiment in Italy is that, at the end of the day, the UK has never truly been part of Europe.

View from Warsaw: Keeping a low profile (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 17 March 2016

With a worsening international reputation, Poland has been strikingly quiet on the recent refugee deal

View from Sofia: Geography lessons (Commentary)

Louisa Slavkova - 16 March 2016

The closure of the Aegean route for migrants may put new pressure on the Bulgarian border

The EU Turkey deal: fair and feasible? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 16 March 2016

Potentially unrealistic vows on readmissions and relocation leave plenty of questions unanswered ahead of EU Council

View from Paris: A marginalised voice (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 16 March 2016

France remains hugely concerned by visa liberalisation on Turkey, as deal exposes Franco-German fractures

View from London: A victory for British logic (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 16 March 2016

The new focus on outsourcing and readmission may tick the boxes needed for London to strengthen its involvement

View from Berlin: The morning after the night before (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 16 March 2016

The Chancellor remains committed to the deal, despite the headline-grabbing electoral performance of anti-immigration rivals