As the EU confronts all manner of challenges, there has been a new push for the idea of so-called flexible Europe. Yet the concept is prone to misunderstanding and risks tearing the union apart.
Hungary and Poland are not seeking illiberal democracy. They are sliding toward authoritarianism under a false presentation of the majority will.
Orbán’s nationalist-conservative legacy will depend on EU funds, a revamped opposition, and the future of the rural population.
To protect the rule of law, the European Commission and EU member states need to change the way they talk to Poland.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The situation in Eastern Europe sheds light on the ongoing crisis of leadership and integration within the European Union.
Poland’s conservative government is squandering all the gains the country made since the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989.
European integration is being challenged by countries that yearned to rejoin a Europe based on unity and liberal democracy.
Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.
EU membership is the all-defining political and economic reality for Central Europe. China is a curiosity.