Articles on European cohesion

Spain’s new culture war (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 January 2020

The inauguration of the most fragmented parliament since 1978 will usher in a period of culture war centring on national identity.

How grassroots democracy can cure the ills of central Europe (Commentary)

Zdeněk Hřib, Gergely Karácsony, Rafał Trzaskowski, Matúš Vallo - 16 December 2019

A new “Pact of Free Cities” is launching to combat populism, promote transparency, and tackle the climate crisis.

Germany at the helm: Can it bring Europe together in 2020? (Commentary)

André Hein - 15 October 2019

The German presidency offers the chance to build on strong levels of structural cohesion between member states – but citizens remain sceptical on some fronts.

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

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.

Germany and the crisis of Atlanticism (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2019

With the US opting out of its traditional European role, the "German question" has returned. And European leaders will need to make sacrifices if they are to address it.

European cohesion and the Visegrád group: The importance of hearts and minds (Commentary)

Oľga Gyárfášová - 29 May 2019

Where structural cohesion increases but individual cohesion declines, Euroscepticism can still thrive. The Visegrad countries need to invest in people's European experiences.

Cohesion or disintegration? Germany’s European election campaign (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 May 2019

"Zusammenhalt" is a buzzword in the European election manifestos of the German parties. But what does it exactly mean in the political discourse?

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.