The Europe of Maastricht

With Federica Mogherini we go through the recent history of the European integration process. We will find out things we did not know...
Mathieu Segers

If the best are shot down…

The European Parliament is not immune to the prevailing populist approach. The most deserving and entitled candidate for a European Commission post has been rejected. The legislature has started out on the wrong foot
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Hungarian elections: are the tides turning?

Orban lost the control of several key cities. The country experiences similar development as Turkey: suburbia remains more loyal to the government, while opposition is growing in cities
Kristóf Filemon

Desperately seeking a reliable left

In Germany traditional parties are crumbling, the Greens and the Right advance: the left-leaning electorate is bewilderd and has no valid political recipes
Paolo Emilio Petrillo

Dark clouds forming east of Berlin

Germany has sponsored the development of Eastern Europe, but now, with its growing economies and nationalisms, the East is looking to the West but not to the European Union
Alessandro Marrone

VAT and the "white knight"

The real economy is flagging, even though interest rate savings have been extended: to block the VAT increase a rabbit needs to pulled out of a hat somehow…
Roberta Carlini

A drawn out status quo

There’s an urgent need for radical structural reform to add new zest to a country that is certainly not devoid of capacity, intelligence and competence
Danilo Taino

The League’s skew whiff leadership

The complex interactions between the European Union and the Italian League. An analysis of the anti- European narrative promoted by Matteo Salvini
Gerardo Fortuna

Preparing the succession

More than half of germans are still in favour of the Chancellor, but many believe her long farewell is stifling Berlin’s politics
Lorenzo Monfregola

An italian comedy

Despite the differences between our two Matthews, Renzi and Salvini, they have one thing in common: the tendency to use Europe as a scapegoat. And yet, isn't Brussels precisely the place where we should start to relaunch our country?
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Angela, the end

The Chancellor’s reluctant leadership in Europe has us hopinge that once she leaves the stage we may receive an unexpected yet essential boost to the european integration process
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Skopje chiama Bruxelles

La prospettiva europea della Macedonia del Nord non si avvista: problemi di politica interna si sommano a una Ue distratta.
Simone Benazzo

The new European Parliament

Never before have the voices represented in the EU Parliament been so varied: this broad assembly can encourage all voters to feel more european
Erik Jones

Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to EU foreign policy

Now that Ursula von der Leyen has been appointed European Commission President, European governments must turn their focus on how Europe can stand up for itself and its citizens

Five crucial years

The new European governance: not just two groups hammering things out, but four. And Italy still has to name its Commissioner
Gerardo Pelosi

Political upheavals

Euro-scepticism didn’t win out: Italy, Hungary and Poland collectively amount to 25%, but the governments of the major EU countries are all under pressure
Beda Romano

Vincenzo Boccia, the only Italian leader

In a country that is no longer creating leaders that make the grade, the President of Confindustria seems to have – perhaps the only person in Italy – a long term vision for a competitive and modern Italy. But also a few ideas about the next budget
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Constructive consent

Macron’s European Renaissance has found a partner: the Ecolòs, who add a more far-sighted approach to En Marche’s muscular pro-Europeanism
Paola Peduzzi