Member states that dug their heels in during the EU recovery negotiations should now form a new climate coalition to achieve more than the July deal
Poland was once the leading voice of the EU’s east. But smaller countries such as Lithuania have overtaken it in responding to the situation in Belarus.
National impulses led to border closures and export restrictions on medical supplies during the corona crisis. But even in the earliest days of Europe’s exposure to the novel virus, pan-European solidarity was on display.
ECFR’s new tracker reveals the breadth and depth of solidarity expressed throughout Europe during the coronavirus crisis – with findings that will surprise critics.
Berlin has quietly made concessions to new calls for greater solidarity. But back home this consensus may not last forever.
Emmanuel Macron should not shrink from addressing Poland’s democratic backsliding when he visits next week – and other EU leaders should quickly follow his lead
The inauguration of the most fragmented parliament since 1978 will usher in a period of culture war centring on national identity
A new “Pact of Free Cities” is launching to combat populism, promote transparency, and tackle the climate crisis
The German presidency offers the chance to build on strong levels of structural cohesion between member states – but citizens remain sceptical on some fronts
With a domestic debate on the EU looming, the Danish government appears likely to strike a new agreement on its Europe policy