Articles on Governance Lab

Slovenia’s Greta Garbo syndrome (Commentary)

Marko Lovec - 15 November 2018

Findings from ECFR’s EU28 survey suggest that Slovenia has such a high expectation of potential partners that it risks to end up alone

Living on the edge: Could Bulgaria ally with the Visegrád group? (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 09 November 2018

Frustration with Bulgaria’s marginalized position in the EU may prompt politicians in Sofia to rethink its attitude towards Europe

Brothers in arms: Poland and Hungary seek to transform the EU (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 25 October 2018

EU member states are increasingly disappointed with Warsaw and Budapest who will encounter difficulties to find like-minded partners to shape EU policy beyond their veto coaltion.

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

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

Portugal: A good European in search of friends (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 24 August 2018

Portugal has at times punched above its weight in modern EU history. But it needs new friends if it is to do so again

The overconfident new president: Austria’s coalition-building challenges (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 16 August 2018

Austria has few potential coalition partners who share its European policy priorities

The roots of coalitions: Like-mindedness among EU member states (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 07 August 2018

The EU28 survey explores Europe’s five power couples and potential strong bilateral partnerships

Mimicking membership: London’s need for a new coalition-building strategy (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 01 August 2018

New data show who in the EU is disappointed by the UK, and which common interests are worth fighting for pre-Brexit

The “more Europe” core four (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 July 2018

New ECFR research reveals the Franco-German tandem has a pair of outriders supporting it. But Europe-wide drive for deeper integration is lacking