William Nattrass

Europe

Donald Tusk is playing a dangerous game in dismissing Polexit

Tusk is trying to invalidate complaints about sovereignty

By William Nattrass

Europe

The battle for eastern Europe’s energy sector

Ukraine has offered huge subsidies for renewable energy developments since its war with Russia

By William Nattrass

Europe

Why Poland’s EU climbdown may help Law and Justice

PiS may have now arrived at an EU policy which actually reflects what the majority of Poles think

By William Nattrass

Europe

Belarusians in exile aren’t safe from the iron grip of Lukashenko

The events of recent days have made the dangers posed by the Belarusian government frighteningly plain

By William Nattrass

Europe

The EU is failing to stand up for eastern Europe

Brussels’s reticence on Nord Stream 2 jars oddly with its explicitly interventionist agenda

By William Nattrass

Europe

Why the Pegasus spying scandal probably won’t harm Viktor Orbán

Fidesz may succeed, yet again, in turning international scandal into another contentious, partisan issue

By William Nattrass

Europe

The EU is stoking the culture war between east and west

Hungarian and Polish leaders are doubling down on their reassertion of Christian conservative values

By William Nattrass

Europe

Viktor Orbán declares war on the European Parliament

Concerns about the European Parliament’s increasingly cavalier attitude towards sovereignty are not limited to Hungary and Poland

By William Nattrass

Europe

How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU’s climate strategy

The Turów case has opened a rift in the EU’s environmental approach which will prove difficult to heal

By William Nattrass

Europe

Israel, Palestine and the EU’s humiliating attempt at diplomacy

The EU’s problem runs much deeper than a single rogue member state

By William Nattrass

Europe

Two spies, an explosion and the new Czech rift with Russia

The explosion is now being described as the biggest violation of Czech sovereignty since Soviet tanks entered the country in 1968

By William Nattrass

Europe

Right-wing populists plan to ‘make Europe great again’

Viktor Orbán, Mateusz Morawiecki and Matteo Salvini are discussing a new conservative alliance in Europe

By William Nattrass

Europe

How the Sputnik vaccine brought down Slovakia’s prime minister

The rise and fall of Igor Matovič

By William Nattrass

Europe

The growing alliance between Central Europe and Israel

Netanyahu clearly values the willingness of Czech and Hungarian leaders to disrupt European unity

By William Nattrass

Europe

COVID is tearing the Czech Republic apart

The divided atmosphere isn’t helped by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš

By William Nattrass

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