Articles on Rethink:Europe

After the Berlin wall: How Germany became a greater Switzerland (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 November 2019

Berlin has turned punching below one’s weight into an art form. This is not good enough, either for Germany or for Europe.

Germany at the helm: Can it bring Europe together in 2020? (Commentary)

André Hein - 15 October 2019

The German presidency offers the chance to build on strong levels of structural cohesion between member states – but citizens remain sceptical on some fronts.

Denmark’s shift towards an ever greener union (Commentary)

Jakob Dreyer and Christine Nissen - 29 July 2019

With a domestic debate on the EU looming, the Danish government appears likely to strike a new agreement on its Europe policy.

Spitzenkandidaten poker (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 July 2019

For most voters, the battle over people and positions would be revealing if only it wasn’t so confusing. It is misleading to frame the nomination process as an example of backroom politics prevailing over parliamentary democracy.

Germany and the crisis of Atlanticism (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2019

With the US opting out of its traditional European role, the "German question" has returned. And European leaders will need to make sacrifices if they are to address it.

European cohesion and the Visegrád group: The importance of hearts and minds (Commentary)

Oľga Gyárfášová - 29 May 2019

Where structural cohesion increases but individual cohesion declines, Euroscepticism can still thrive. The Visegrad countries need to invest in people's European experiences.

Cohesion or disintegration? Germany’s European election campaign (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 May 2019

"Zusammenhalt" is a buzzword in the European election manifestos of the German parties. But what does it exactly mean in the political discourse?

Dutch leadership: the end of mere pragmatism? (Commentary)

Niels van Willigen - 06 May 2019

The Netherlands seems prepared to find a new way of balancing the power of the Franco-German tandem.

German leadership deferred (Commentary)

Anna-Lena Kirch - 29 April 2019

Germany needs to use its EU Council presidency in 2020 to continue forging cloes ties with and between its partners in the EU to push for comprimises on long-term policy issues.

Pioneer and far: Estonia’s European ambitions (Commentary)

Viljar Veebel - 15 April 2019

Estonian expertise can be of great use in strengthening Europe’s digital society, connecting governing institutions and citizens at the EU level, and improving connectivity between European countries.