Articles on Rethink:Europe

Ill will: Populism and the coronavirus (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 05 March 2020

Sooner or later, the coronavirus will be gone. In the meantime, it will test Europe’s resilience against not just epidemics but misinformation and scapegoating.

Charm defensive: Macron and the Germans at the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 20 February 2020

To hope that German defence policy will become more French is equivalent to waiting for Godot.

 

The slow death of ambition: German foreign policy after Kramp-Karrenbauer's resignation (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 13 February 2020

The grand coalition will continue to be a kind of caretaker government in its lack of a big foreign policy vision.

Final call: Macron goes to Poland (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 30 January 2020

Emmanuel Macron should not shrink from addressing Poland’s democratic backsliding when he visits next week – and other EU leaders should quickly follow his lead.

Spain’s new culture war (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 January 2020

The inauguration of the most fragmented parliament since 1978 will usher in a period of culture war centring on national identity.

How grassroots democracy can cure the ills of central Europe (Commentary)

Zdeněk Hřib, Gergely Karácsony, Rafał Trzaskowski, Matúš Vallo - 16 December 2019

A new “Pact of Free Cities” is launching to combat populism, promote transparency, and tackle the climate crisis.

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.