There is no “Austrian solution” for Ukraine
Polish-German co-operation on Ostpolitik has been shaken by Germany's role in negotiations with Russia on Ukraine
Russian actions and Western responses to them could accelerate the unwinding of the current international order
EP election results in Poland proved to be both predictable and paradoxical
Below the superficial unity in response to the Ukraine crisis, member states are dividing into clusters, each with its own view on Russia
Angela Merkel defines the political zeitgeist in Germany. But contrary to appearances, Germany is facing a period of difficult choices – independently of who takes office after the elections.
The eurozone crisis has redrawn the institutional structure of the EU and intergovernmentalism has become a default mechanism to solve problems in an emergency – but that risks backfiring by exacerbating the democratic deficit and crumbling EU unity