Articles on Cohesion & Governance

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

- 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.

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.

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

Boris Johnson and the politics of neo-poodleism (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 August 2019

With Brexit approaching, Boris Johnson will be keen to capitalise on access to Washington. But don't expect much from Trump.

Russiagate and Italy’s governing coalition (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 31 July 2019

A domestic political scandal threatens to destabilise the League-Five Star coalition

Denmark’s shift towards an ever greener union (Commentary)

by Jakob Dreyer and Christine Nissen - 29 July 2019

With a domestic debate on the EU looming, the Danish government appears likely to strike a new agreement on its Europe policy.

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

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?