Articles on National Politics

At a snail’s pace: German inactivity becomes a climate burden on Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 30 September 2019

One week after climate talks at UNGA and the unveiling of the government’s new climate plan, Germany’s gap between lofty goals and actual initiatives is still striking

A win for Orbán? Hungary and the new European Commission (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 17 September 2019

The man nominated to encourage democratic norms among the EU’s neighbours has overseen the degradation of Hungary’s own standards. The damage could already be done.

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