Articles on National Politics

A new era in Rome (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 05 September 2019

The diverse new Italian government has high ambitions

Bewitched by Brexit: Referendums and modern democracy (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 03 September 2019

Brexit is putting parliamentary democracy in question

Russiagate and Italy’s governing coalition (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 31 July 2019

A domestic political scandal threatens to destabilise the League-Five Star coalition

The EU must defend its rule-of-law revolution (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2019

A recent EU court ruling has sent a chill down the spines of populist governments determined to undermine judicial independence. The new Commission must defend this crucial victory.

Europe’s emigration paradox (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 09 July 2019

Emigration is as much a worry for some European citizens as immigration, if not more so. What should the EU and member states do about this?

Time for deputy prime ministers for European affairs (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 05 July 2019

Member states are seizing power back from Brussels – but instead they should be engaging ever more deeply

Salvini goes global (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 21 June 2019

Matteo Salvini’s enthusiasm for Trump did not win him a meeting with the president; and his Washington visit this week may undermine Italy in Europe

The end of monogamy in Europe? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 29 May 2019

With two thirds of Europeans voting for a pro-European party, the big challenge now is for the political groups to move beyond their status quo ways of working

Fear will save the EU (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 23 May 2019

Pro-European parties can leverage voters’ anxieties to come out on top in election.

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections