Articles on Rethink:Europe

Flexible Europe – Is it that much of a stretch? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 14 September 2017

ECFR's EU 28 Survey shows that there is political space for a Europe of different speeds to carry forward the European project.

An interconnected outlier: the unaccounted costs of Brexit (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 17 August 2017

By leaving the EU Britain gives up unique ties and influence with its EU partners. They are fast adapting.

What are the dynamics between EU heavyweights in the face of Brexit? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 16 August 2017

The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and trilateral inter-group relationships in the face of the Brexit.

The end of Angst: Germany is ready to lead in Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 June 2017

European crises have galvanised German support for the Union, and spurred a new appetite to lead by example.

Scenarios for Europe: Deciphering Juncker’s White Paper (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2017

What future for Europe does Jean Claude Juncker want?

Trump and Europe: Dilemmas of discontinuity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 January 2017

If Germany was the EU’s lonely leader a year ago, it is even more so now.

Transatlantic survey: Europeans and Americans fearful of “Trump factor” (Commentary)

Wiebke Ewering - 19 January 2017

What are the expectations and concerns of Americans and Europeans regarding President Trump?

German-Dutch relationship key to EU coalition building (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 16 January 2017

Better coalition-building among European countries is called as polarisation erodes European solidarity and cooperation.

Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2017 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 13 January 2017

Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017

5 graphs that explain EU foreign policy making in 2017 (Commentary)

Dina Pardijs - 22 December 2016

There remains a core agreement on certain key values but the EU is deeply divided on immigration, on Russia, and perhaps soon on the United States.