Articles on Rethink:Europe

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

True north: Finland’s commitment to the European project (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 06 December 2018

Finland is an enthusiastic member of the European Union - but it could do with making more links across the continent

Loss adjustment: European politics realigns for Brexit (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 November 2018

Unfulfilled expectations have caused traditional allies to shift their focus away from the UK

Slovenia’s Greta Garbo syndrome (Commentary)

Marko Lovec - 15 November 2018

Findings from ECFR’s EU28 survey suggest that Slovenia has such a high expectation of potential partners that it risks to end up alone

Living on the edge: Could Bulgaria ally with the Visegrád group? (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 09 November 2018

Frustration with Bulgaria’s marginalized position in the EU may prompt politicians in Sofia to rethink its attitude towards Europe

Rome alone? Italy’s weak coalition networks (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 30 October 2018

Having previously been a strong supporter of European integration, Rome's current dissidence within the EU has led to a dramatic weakening of cohesion between Italy and other EU member states

Brothers in arms: Poland and Hungary seek to transform the EU (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 25 October 2018

EU member states are increasingly disappointed with Warsaw and Budapest who will encounter difficulties to find like-minded partners to shape EU policy beyond their veto coaltion.

Czechs and balances: can Berlin shake up the Visegrád group? (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 11 October 2018

Having so far ignored the Czech Republic's interest in working with it, Berlin has a chance to help the country join new coalitions

Berlin’s untenable foreign-policy strategic vacuum (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 04 October 2018

Berlin can no longer afford to float ideas that have no practical consequences, and keep muddling through

An awkward embrace: Erdoğan in Germany (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 27 September 2018

As the economic crisis in Turkey intensifies, Germany should decide whether and how it wants to help