Articles on Rethink:Europe

The unwavering European: Spain and its place in Europe (Commentary)

Laia Mestres - 05 April 2019

ECFR’s Coalition Explorer shows Spain to be an outlier in Europe – as it places great weight on foreign policy. But could new political turbulence thwart its ambitions once more?

Shoring up European cohesion: The multiplier effect of political engagement (Commentary)

Timor Landherr & Oliver Unverdorben - 28 March 2019

Only by comprehensively democratising the European project can we meaningfully strengthen European cohesion.

Will Poland be an enfant terrible of the post-Brexit EU? (Commentary)

Adam Balcer - 18 March 2019

A Polish-Italian alliance may counteract the Franco-German driving force for European integration.

Brexit bravado: Can the UK build a new continental coalition? (Commentary)

Euan Carss - 11 March 2019

EU member states’ high regard for Britain in security and defence may be on the wane. What can London do to stop the slide in the post-Brexit era?

Can Europe create strong energy and climate coalitions? (Commentary)

Marin Lessenski - 01 March 2019

Smaller EU member states are most committed and best place to push for alliances for a common energy policy and address climate change.

Italy in the EU: shared priorities, provocative politics (Commentary)

Federico Solfrini - 25 February 2019

The European Parliament election may reveal if Italians prefer the populist or far-right wing of the governing coalition

Austria’s toughest EU presidency (Commentary)

Sofia Maria Satanakis - 18 February 2019

Although Austria has the potential to influence EU policymaking more, the country often stands in its own way.

Hungary for more: Viktor Orbán’s new European battles (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 13 February 2019

ECFR’s EU28 Survey reveals that Hungary manages to outpoll even the United Kingdom as the “most disappointing” EU member state. But May’s European Parliament poll is likely to see it dig in rather than change course.

Can Slovakia and the Czech Republic overcome Europe’s east-west divide? (Commentary)

Almut Möller & Milan Nič - 11 February 2019

Prague and Bratislava can jointly develop a more visible profile within the Visegrad 4 group and counter the overall dominance of Hungary and Poland

Cherry-picking Europe: Migration and economic management in Malta (Commentary)

Daniel Mainwaring - 04 February 2019

Economic freedom vs security cooperation- Malta's commitment to EU integrations remains fragmented by national interests.