Articles on Rethink:Europe

Spain: Southern Europe’s underrated player (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 02 June 2016

In light of its demographic and economic weight and in view of its location at the crossroads of Europe and North Africa, Spain seems to be underrated in the current line-up of the large EU member states.

The European border guard: New in name only? (Commentary)

Angeliki Dimitriadi - 02 June 2016

The migrant crisis has spurred reforms to Europe’s border agency Frontex, but it can only be as strong as member states allow it to be.

Poland: Europe's unlikely influencer (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 May 2016

Poland appears to be firmly anchored among the six large member states of the EU, seen as more important than Spain.

The complex tale of EU cohesion (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 March 2016

Josef Janning discusses the first set of results from ECFR’s EU Cohesion Monitor.

What does Germany think about its role in Europe? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 13 November 2015

With Germany's pivotal role in Europe crystallising in the face of the EU's crises, an expert survey reveals how German policymakers feel about their partners

Europe’s cohesion is lost in the Balkan’s quagmire (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 29 October 2015

Not too long ago the main concern about Europe seemed to be its super-state potential - the time has come to seriously worry about the opposite scenario.

How Merkel and Hollande stalled the EU’s engine (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 October 2015

To qualify as an engine of integration, the two countries need to demonstrate their willingness to go it alone if need be. 

The EU’s migration policy divide: Test case for European cohesion (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 17 September 2015

Analysis of the attitudes of different EU countries to a range of measures on the refugee crisis

More Union for the EU (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 September 2015

Fragmentation and lack of common goals and processes threaten the future of the European Union

The euro: irreversible – but not indestructible (Commentary)

Norbert Röttgen - 04 September 2015

Europe’s evolution, which is vital for our survival, can only be continued by overcoming the obstacle which the Greek crisis represents.