Articles on Cohesion & Governance

The Brussels “kicking post”: Polarised debate on the EU (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 19 October 2018

ECFR Council Member Caroline de Gruyter sounds off on the state of debate in Europe and the importance of nuanced arguments

The rise of Estonia’s radical right: to engage or not to engage? (Commentary)

Kristi Raik - 15 October 2018

The rise of the right-wing party EKRE in Estonia is putting in question the country's political landscape ahead of the parliamentary elections in March 

Winning peace (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 13 October 2018

The end of the first world war with its history, remembrance, and challenges | Speech by Carl Bildt

The perils of inflexibility: European security after Brexit (Commentary)

Paola Sartori - 12 October 2018

It is a distinct possibility that Brexit may proceed without an actual deal - that would be damaging for both sides, especially as concerns defence and security

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

Fort Trump, Fortress Poland? (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 19 September 2018

Brussels insiders may look askance at Polish entreaties to Donald Trump. But western EU member states share some of the blame for strained relations too

Ten years after Lehman: Can liberal democracy survive another financial crisis? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 September 2018

It seems we have not learned the lessons of the recent past and may be doomed to repeat them in the future

Unlocking Sweden’s EU potential (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 07 September 2018

ECFR’s new EU28 survey points to a bigger role for Sweden inside the EU – if it can break out of its Nordic comfort zone