Articles on National Politics

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

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 messengers of karma: Erdoğan, Trump, and their domestic opposition (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 05 September 2018

Despite the promises of globalisation, cosmopolitan politics only takes you so far. In an age of nationalism, it is not a good idea to look to outside forces for help with internal problems. 

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.