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Spitzenkandidaten poker

For most voters, the battle over people and positions would be revealing if only it wasn’t so confusing. It is misleading to frame the nomination process as an example of backroom politics prevailing over parliamentary democracy

German leadership deferred

Germany needs to use its EU Council presidency in 2020 to continue forging cloes ties with and between its partners in the EU to push for comprimises on long-term policy issues

Pioneer and far: Estonia’s European ambitions

Estonian expertise can be of great use in strengthening Europe’s digital society, connecting governing institutions and citizens at the EU level, and improving connectivity between European countries

The unwavering European: Spain and its place in Europe

ECFR’s Coalition Explorer shows Spain to be an outlier in Europe – as it places great weight on foreign policy. But could new political turbulence thwart its ambitions once more?

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Spitzenkandidaten poker

For most voters, the battle over people and positions would be revealing if only it wasn’t so confusing. It is misleading to frame the nomination process as an example of backroom politics prevailing over parliamentary democracy

German leadership deferred

Germany needs to use its EU Council presidency in 2020 to continue forging cloes ties with and between its partners in the EU to push for comprimises on long-term policy issues

Pioneer and far: Estonia’s European ambitions

Estonian expertise can be of great use in strengthening Europe’s digital society, connecting governing institutions and citizens at the EU level, and improving connectivity between European countries

The unwavering European: Spain and its place in Europe

ECFR’s Coalition Explorer shows Spain to be an outlier in Europe – as it places great weight on foreign policy. But could new political turbulence thwart its ambitions once more?

Austria’s toughest EU presidency

Although Austria has the potential to influence EU policymaking more, the country often stands in its own way

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