Rethink:Europe: Publications

Policy Brief

Untapped potential: How new alliances can strengthen the EU

Josef Janning, Almut Möller - 21 June, 2019

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


EU Coalition Explorer

Rethink: Europe - 30 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

Josef Janning - 5 February, 2018

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

Policy Brief

Exploring EU Coalitions

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

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

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

Josef Janning & Christel Zunneberg - 22 May, 2017

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

The future shape of Europe

Almut Möller, Dina Pardijs - 14 March, 2017

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

Policy Brief

Keeping Europeans together

Josef Janning (editor) - 20 September, 2016

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

Making sense of Europe’s cohesion challenge

Josef Janning - 11 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.

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

Sebastian Dullien - 28 April, 2016

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

Policy Brief

Connectivity Wars

Ulrike Esther Franke, Mark Leonard - 20 January, 2016

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