Articles on Pawel Zerka

Tricks of the trade (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 13 September 2019

Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.

Seven trials for von der Leyen (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 18 July 2019

Seven key challenges lie ahead of von der Leyen who will have to invent a magic formula to solve the political puzzles of the European Union

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?

Europe’s underestimated young voters (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 02 May 2019

There are three reasons why pro-European parties should appeal to youth voters

Europe should do better on Venezuela (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 22 February 2019

The EU has taken constructive steps to address the crisis in Venezuela, but the lack of a common European position could threaten progress towards a peaceful transition of power. 

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

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.

Are spheres of influence still in? The EU and external security (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 10 August 2018

The security perceptions scorecard highlights the EU's ability and willingness to act as a security provider, depending on the region

Destination unknown: The EU’s many-faceted migration fears (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 July 2018

As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.

Europe’s defining choice on Poland (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 31 January 2018

Europe’s decision on whether or not to declare Poland in breach with European rule of law standards comes down to a choice between principles and pragmatism.