Articles on Rethink:Europe

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. 

Dutch courage: Is the Netherlands overconfident in its EU influence? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 30 January 2019

The Hague will need new allies in a post-Brexit EU. ECFR’s EU Coalition Explorer reveals where it should start looking.

The networked Union: in search of power couples (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 24 January 2019

The EU28 of today miss much of their network potential for joint action. According to ECFR's EU Coalition Explorer the vast majority of bilateral ties appear to be underdeveloped.

Bracing for Brexit: Could ‘no deal’ chaos spread to Germany? (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 18 January 2019

Berlin’s public pronouncements on the risks of Brexit do not yet measure up to the scale of the potential fallout

Wall in: The Eurosceptic challenge in Croatia (Commentary)

Robin-Ivan Capar - 16 January 2019

The collapse of the left and the rise of eurosceptisism have changed the Croatian political landscape ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections. 

Belgium’s integration blues (Commentary)

Simon Desplanque - 07 January 2019

Growing tensions on the left and the right have driven the country to adapt a more cautious stance towards European matters

Latvia’s controlled discontents (Commentary)

Karlis Bukovskis - 19 December 2018

Latvia is aware of the EU’s beneficial role to both its economy and security and will likely remain a reliable and stable partner within the Union. 

Romania ahead of the EU presidency (Commentary)

Luka Orešković - 11 December 2018

Bucharest should use the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council to work on the country’s European image