Rethink:Europe: Publications

Policy Brief

Untapped potential: How new alliances can strengthen the EU

by Josef Janning & Almut Möller - 21st June, 2019

Fragmentation in the EU makes it increasingly difficult for member states to build coalitions. The EU Coalition Explorer reveals potential new groupings.


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EU Coalition Explorer

by Rethink: Europe - 30th October, 2018

The EU Coalition Explorer shows the potential for future coalition building between the EU member states. 

Policy Brief

Crisis and Cohesion in the European Union: A Ten-Year Review

by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018

Despite financial and refugee crises, research suggests the European Union is getting stronger, not weaker.

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Cover: Exploring EU Coalitions

Policy Brief

Exploring EU Coalitions

by Christoph Klavehn, Josef Janning, Christel Zunneberg - 16th October, 2017

New essay collection points way to potential coalitions for flexible European cooperation


Cover: The invisible web – from interaction to coalition-building in the EU

The invisible web – from interaction to coalition-building in the EU

by Josef Janning & Christel Zunneberg - 22nd May, 2017

Survey of experts in 28 capitals illuminates the complex network of relationships among EU member states.

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The future shape of Europe

by Almut Möller & Dina Pardijs - 14th March, 2017

A critical mass of countries agree on the need for more flexible cooperation, but what could it look like?

Cover: Keeping Europeans together

Policy Brief

Keeping Europeans together

by Josef Janning (editor) - 20th September, 2016

This volume reflects the diversity of European cohesion. It provides the national context and personal assessments from 28 EU member states.


Cover: Making sense of Europe’s cohesion challenge

Making sense of Europe’s cohesion challenge

by Josef Janning - 11th May, 2016

A new study from ECFR shows that, perhaps surprisingly, between 2007 and 2014, cohesion among EU member states has improved, even after years of crises.


Cover: Paying the price: The cost of Europe’s refugee crisis

Paying the price: The cost of Europe’s refugee crisis

by Sebastian Dullien - 28th April, 2016

Europe can more sustainably and cost-efficiently handle refugee arrivals by centralising management at a European level


Cover: Connectivity Wars

Policy Brief

Connectivity Wars

by Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 20th January, 2016

Why migration, finance and trade are the geo-economic battlegrounds of the future

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