Articles on National Politics

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

The Iron Chancellor: Angela Merkel’s endgame (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 November 2018

For now, Europe will get more of the Merkel it knows so well: pragmatic, process-minded, and vision-free.

European election 2019: Can we cry wolf one more time? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 31 October 2018

If Europhobic parties gain significant ground in June next year, it will be as much the fault of the mainstream parties as the insurgents

Midterms of engagement: How the next US elections will affect Europe (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 31 October 2018

On 6 November, Americans will head to the polls in congressional elections widely seen as a test of Donald Trump's presidency. The stakes are high for Trump - will he become unleashed or unhinged? 

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.

Bannon sets his eyes on Spain (Commentary)

Silvia González & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 October 2018

Spain's far-right party Vox draws the country into the continent's growing anti-European league

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 

Berlin’s untenable foreign-policy strategic vacuum (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 04 October 2018

Berlin can no longer afford to float ideas that have no practical consequences, and keep muddling through

Fort Trump, Fortress Poland? (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 19 September 2018

Brussels insiders may look askance at Polish entreaties to Donald Trump. But western EU member states share some of the blame for strained relations too

Ten years after Lehman: Can liberal democracy survive another financial crisis? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 September 2018

It seems we have not learned the lessons of the recent past and may be doomed to repeat them in the future