Articles on View from the Capitals

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.

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.