Articles on Elections & Referendums

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 

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

The march of the populist right: Is Sweden next? (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 August 2018

The Sweden Democrats are set to lose the election – but win the power of kingmaker.

No silver ballot: The problems with a Donbas referendum (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 01 August 2018

The war in Donbas is Europe's worst active conflict - a referendum would not help 

Spain’s new-found European destiny (Commentary)

Cristina Manzano, Javi Lopez - 13 July 2018

Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government

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? 

Macron's European ambition begins in the Balkans (Commentary)

Loïc Tregoures - 03 July 2018

Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to block accession of Macedonia and Albania to the EU have nothing to do with the Western Balkans, and everything to do with the European elections

Smart power rhetoric: One reason for Erdoğan’s re-election (Commentary)

Katharina Botel-Azzinnaro - 28 June 2018

The Turkish leader has perfected his rhetoric during 16 years in power, maintaining control with an effective interplay of coercion and attraction

4 takeaways from Turkey's elections (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 26 June 2018

From possible US sanctions to electing a new economic tsar, Erdogan has his hands full after Sunday’s elections

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.