Articles on Governance Lab

Poland: Europe's unlikely influencer (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 May 2016

Poland appears to be firmly anchored among the six large member states of the EU, seen as more important than Spain.

What does Germany think about its role in Europe? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 13 November 2015

With Germany's pivotal role in Europe crystallising in the face of the EU's crises, an expert survey reveals how German policymakers feel about their partners

How Merkel and Hollande stalled the EU’s engine (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 October 2015

To qualify as an engine of integration, the two countries need to demonstrate their willingness to go it alone if need be. 

The euro: irreversible – but not indestructible (Commentary)

Norbert Röttgen - 04 September 2015

Europe’s evolution, which is vital for our survival, can only be continued by overcoming the obstacle which the Greek crisis represents.

Time for great gestures (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 September 2015

Through the transformation of Greece, Germany and France can lay the foundation for a new culture of partnership and good governance in Europe.

Leadership lessons: The Greece deal fallout (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 23 July 2015

To lead the EU may seem like a burden; it is, in truth, an historic opportunity.

Europe’s soft political revolution is Germany’s nightmare (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 May 2015

If the relationship German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU President Donald Tusk have built won’t last, a pillar of Germany’s architecture for the EU will crumble.

A pragmatic approach to building a European Army (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 April 2015

An argument in favour of merging the territorial defence forces of an inner core of EU member states.