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The pro-European majority are speaking. But what are they saying? (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Szelényi - 23 May 2019

European politicians need to pick voters’ legitimate worries out amid the noise of populist fear-mongering. And then they need to provide leadership to address these worries. 

Poland and Italy: Best of frenemies (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 23 May 2019

Russia and migration remain issues that divide the Polish and Italian governments from each other. And such disharmony could yet stymie cooperation between right-wing populists after the European Parliament poll. 

Fear will save the EU (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 23 May 2019

Pro-European parties can leverage voters’ anxieties to come out on top in election.

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections

Spain: The European oasis (Commentary)

Gisela Hernandez & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

Spaniards remain fervent believers in the European project despite the lasting effects of 2008 financial crisis. 

Election 2019: What Germany’s parties want for Europe (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 21 May 2019

Political leaders are jostling for space in a crowded field. But German voters appear to be enjoying the show

Seven days to save the European Union (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Mark Leonard - 16 May 2019

The European Parliament elections take place next week - our latest pan-European polling reveals voters are deeply concerned about what the future holds

The emigration election: Why the EU is not like America (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Jeremy Shapiro - 14 May 2019

Migration is not the defining issue for most Europeans. As they head to the polls, concerns about the economy and climate change often have higher or equal salience. 

What do Europeans really want? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 14 May 2019

This month’s EU elections aren’t a fight between nationalists and progressives. They are total chaos.

Anti-Europe parties aren’t anti-Europe anymore (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 08 May 2019

Instead of promising to protect people from the European Union, populists have started promising to make the EU protect the people