Articles on National Politics

French elections: The demolition game heats up (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 03 February 2017

So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.

Schulz, Merkel, and Gabriel: The ebb and flow of electoral politics (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 January 2017

For both Merkel and Schulz, the upcoming campaign will be a litmus test of their European outlook.

The EU's Polish Dilemma (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 03 January 2017

The problem of Warsaw’s illiberalism is not just legal but deeply political.

The bear in the room: François Fillon and the lurch towards Russia (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 29 November 2016

No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?

Times are changing in Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 21 December 2015

Spain's new political parties Podemos and Ciudadanos smash apart old orthodoxies and herald a new era in Spanish politics