Articles on Cohesion & Governance

Boris Johnson and the politics of neo-poodleism (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 August 2019

With Brexit approaching, Boris Johnson will be keen to capitalise on access to Washington. But don't expect much from Trump.

Russiagate and Italy’s governing coalition (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 31 July 2019

A domestic political scandal threatens to destabilise the League-Five Star coalition

Denmark’s shift towards an ever greener union (Commentary)

by Jakob Dreyer and Christine Nissen - 29 July 2019

With a domestic debate on the EU looming, the Danish government appears likely to strike a new agreement on its Europe policy.

Seven trials for von der Leyen (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 18 July 2019

Seven key challenges lie ahead of von der Leyen who will have to invent a magic formula to solve the political puzzles of the European Union

The EU must defend its rule-of-law revolution (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2019

A recent EU court ruling has sent a chill down the spines of populist governments determined to undermine judicial independence. The new Commission must defend this crucial victory.

Europe’s emigration paradox (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 09 July 2019

Emigration is as much a worry for some European citizens as immigration, if not more so. What should the EU and member states do about this?

Time for deputy prime ministers for European affairs (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 05 July 2019

Member states are seizing power back from Brussels – but instead they should be engaging ever more deeply

Spitzenkandidaten poker (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 July 2019

For most voters, the battle over people and positions would be revealing if only it wasn’t so confusing. It is misleading to frame the nomination process as an example of backroom politics prevailing over parliamentary democracy.

Salvini goes global (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 21 June 2019

Matteo Salvini’s enthusiasm for Trump did not win him a meeting with the president; and his Washington visit this week may undermine Italy in Europe

Brexit has broken the UK, but can it mend Europe? (Commentary)

Olivier de France - 19 June 2019

As the Conservative Party works to find a new leader, Brexit has never been further out of the UK's grasp. Has Brexit made any real progress?