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Jan Zielonka is professor of politics and international relations at the University of Venice, Cá Foscari.
Europe‘s Third Way

A Third Way for the Future of Europe

The path to saving the European project may lie neither with nationalists nor federalists but with a greater role for NGOs and other neglected players.
Sofia Andrukhovych was born in 1982 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She has written six prose books.
War Diary

Transformations: Monsters and Other People

On a journey through a war-torn country, one can find that Ukrainians are simultaneously flexible and stubborn. A bitter lesson of war: Often, the way forward is a return to a certain point in the past.
Jean-Claude Juncker is a Luxembourgian politician, served as prime minister of Luxembourg and president of the European Commission.
Europe Debates

Strengthening the EU at a Time of Upheaval Means Voting for Its Backers

The EU is “the answer to the fragmentation of Europe and the answer to toxic nationalism,” says Jean-Claude Juncker in a conversation with Ursula Plassnik.
Senada Šelo Šabić is a scientific advisor at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) in Zagreb.

Future Citizens or Just Workers?

Croatia has loosened immigration quotas to counter its demographic decline. But to avoid tensions, it needs to pay attention to integrating its new arrivals.
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Dorota Masłowska is a Polish writer, playwright, columnist, and singer.
Warsaw Diary

A Polish Metamorphosis

Twenty years ago, Praga, the district on the right bank of the Vistula River was the stuff of bleak legend and folklore. Like Poland with its EU accession, this part of Warsaw, too, has changed dramatically.


Oana Popescu-Zamfir is the director and founder of the Global Focus Centre in Bucharest.
EU Enlargement

Projecting EU Influence Abroad: An Existential Question

EU expansion is the European Union’s single most influential foreign policy instrument at a time when exerting international influence is turning into an imperative.
Engjellushe Morina is a senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Security Policy

The Geopolitics of Enlargement: Should EU Candidates Join NATO First?

The decision facing EU countries is whether to anchor candidates under the umbrella of the Transatlantic Alliance before giving them membership. The question is what’s better for Europe’s security.
Wolfgang Schüssel and Viktor Orbán in the Library of the Carmelite monastery, home to the Prime Minister’s Office in Budapest.

“The Dominant Role of The West Is Over”

In a controversial debate with Austria’s former chancellor, Wolfgang Schüssel, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán argues against EU and NATO membership of Ukraine, warns of a security deal between Russia and the U.S.A., and outlines his vision for the EU.
Franz-Stefan Gady is the founder and chief executive officer of Gady Consulting.

Ukraine’s Weak Spots in the War of Attrition

The danger is looming for a Kharkiv 2.0 scenario in 2024. Russia may break through the thinly manned Ukrainian front line and seize a substantial amount of territory. But new weapon deliveries may change the equation.
Miroslav Wlachovský is a Slovak diplomat who served as the minister of foreign and European affairs of Slovakia.
The Visegrád 4

Even When Split, the Visegrád Format Still Makes Sense

Valentin Inzko is an Austrian diplomat who served as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2009 to 2021.
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Struggle to Build a State

With its complicated political structure, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long way to go to achieve needed reforms. High Representative Christian Schmidt talks with his predecessor in the country, Valentin Inzko, about the rule of law, emigration, and the role of the international community.

MEGA: The Danger of Nostalgia

History tells us that “Make Europe Great Again” is the wrong slogan for the continent’s future. And MAGA is no good example either.
Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia.
Pan-european Polycrisis

Europe‘s Vertigo Moment

Climate change, migration, war. Europe is reeling. Pushed to the brink by more than a decade of crises, the continent is at a tipping point.
Nathalie Tocci, director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali.
Europe’s Charm Offensive

Make Europe Work Again

Jean Monnet, one of the EU’s founding fathers, set the bar high for the success of the European Union. To what extent has it passed the “Monnet Test”?


Richard Grieveson, deputy director at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
Europe by the Numbers

A Lot to Gain A Lot to Lose

The region of Central, East, and Southeast Europe faces huge economic challenges as it emerges from the twin shocks of the pandemic and energy-driven high inflation.
Martina Dalić is an economist and finance expert who was deputy prime minister of Croatia and minister of economy.
Competitive Europe

‘Regulations Should not Ignore Basic Market Economic Mechanisms’

Can Europe compete economically with China and the US as it seeks equal footing on the world stage? Former Croatian Finance Minister Martina Dalić offers views on ways to work towards that goal.
Werner Hoyer, former president of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Reconstructing Ukraine

Yes We Can Help Ukraine and The Western Balkans

East and Central European successes stand as a model for the continent’s new aspiring candidates. 
Zuzana Zavarská is an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
Europe by the Numbers

Central Eastern Europe’s Achilles Heel: The Energy Question

The high cost of energy in Central Eastern Europe and its slow progress in the green transition is a weakness that could be turned into an opportunity.


Christoph Grabenwarter is president of the Austrian Court of Justice.
Europe and the Law

Constitutional Courts and the Future of Judicial Co-operation in Europe

There is a need for more judicial cooperation between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the constitutional courts of member states. But primarily, the EU Court must be careful not to impinge on the sovereignty of state courts.
Ilija Trojanow, Bulgarian-German writer, translator, and publisher
Café Kosovo

The Balkans: History Debunked

A small café in Prizren: The microcosm of the Balkans in all its complexities and contradictions. Vignettes from the south of Kosovo.
Anton Tarasyuk is a co-founder and expertise lead at the Ukrainian startup Mantis Analytics.
Start-up Nation

Look No Further than Ukraine for the New Silicon Valley of Defence Tech

It’s not only about winning the war. Ukrainian deep tech startups emerge as the backbone of the country’s postwar economy.
Barbi Marković, Serbian writer who lives in Vienna. 
Skopje Impressions

Back Back to Positive Things 

Paul Lendvai, author and journalist.
At the Crossroads

The Tug of War for Central Europe’s Future

History is no Autobahn. The region’s fate will be decided by who will prevail: liberals or autocrats. 
Petra Hůlová, Czech author.
Czech Republic

It’s Too Early to Say It’s Over

My dad and my country: My complicated relationship with my father and my fatherland. Two stories, some parallels.