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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

After the European Parliament election: Another chance to bridge Europe’s divides (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 24 June 2019

The recent European Parliamentary elections revealed that there is more to Europe's political geography than the traditional east-west divide

The end of monogamy in Europe? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 29 May 2019

With two thirds of Europeans voting for a pro-European party, the big challenge now is for the political groups to move beyond their status quo ways of working

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