Articles on European cohesion

EU Cohesion Monitor 2019: The untold story of European resilience (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 11 April 2019

ECFR’s newly released Cohesion Monitor charts a decade of upheaval in Europe – and reveals that European cohesion is now, in fact, stronger than in the pre-crisis year of 2007

A blueprint for measuring European cohesion (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 11 April 2019

Learn about the methodological framework of the EU Cohesion Monitor and the quest for better pan-European data.

Shoring up European cohesion: The multiplier effect of political engagement (Commentary)

Timor Landherr & Oliver Unverdorben - 28 March 2019

Only by comprehensively democratising the European project can we meaningfully strengthen European cohesion.

Italy in the EU: shared priorities, provocative politics (Commentary)

Federico Solfrini - 25 February 2019

The European Parliament election may reveal if Italians prefer the populist or far-right wing of the governing coalition

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

Are spheres of influence still in? The EU and external security (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 10 August 2018

The security perceptions scorecard highlights the EU's ability and willingness to act as a security provider, depending on the region

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland? 

The migration crisis is not just about Merkel (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 29 June 2018

Take a look at the German party system – including the AfD’s role as largest opposition party – to understand the faultlines running under the chatter about Merkel.

Berlin’s new language of compromise (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 15 June 2018

European politicians have made an abundance of normative speeches on Europe, but few on the politics of cooperation. German leaders’ recent interventions hint at a turning point in this trend. 

Ideology first: Italy’s troubled approach to migration (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 11 June 2018

Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.