New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2024

After 14 years in opposition, what might a Labour foreign policy look like?

By Francis Shin

UK Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy outlined a doctrine of "progressive realism" drawing on the Labour Party's past.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Feb 7, 2024

Charles Michel’s U-turn has not solved the thorny question of who the next European Council president will be

By Francis Shin

In early January, the current European Council president announced that he would run in the 2024 European Parliament elections, only to reverse his decision later the same month.

Elections European Union

New Atlanticist

Feb 1, 2024

Ursula von der Leyen has delivered major wins on decarbonization. What would she do with another term?

By Francis Shin, Théophile Pouget-Abadie

As her first term comes to an end, von der Leyen’s European Commission leaves a landmark legacy for clean energy.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Eye on Europe's elections

Jan 24, 2024

Your primer on Finland’s presidential election

By Emma Nix, Stuart Jones, and Sophia Athan

Ahead of Finland's presidential election on January 28, the Europe Center is answering questions about the key candidates and issues at play.

Elections Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Jan 13, 2024

Can Macron’s new cabinet of ‘revolutionaries’ remake French politics? 

By Léonie Allard, Marie Jourdain

French President Emmanuel Macron just reshuffled his cabinet, telling his ministers, “I don't want managers. I want revolutionaries.”

Europe & Eurasia European Union

New Atlanticist

Dec 4, 2023

The shocking Dutch election is done. The political maneuvering is just beginning.

By Lisa Homel

The victory of Geert Wilders’s far-right party sent shockwaves. Here are the challenges the PVV leader will face in forming his government.

Elections European Union

New Atlanticist

Oct 15, 2023

Did Polish voters just set a new course toward centrism?

By Daniel Fried

Preliminary election results suggest that the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party may be ousted in Poland. Here's what the results mean for the EU, Ukraine, and more.

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Eye on Europe's elections

Oct 11, 2023

Your primer on the elections in Poland

What's at stake in the October 15 election, as the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party seeks a third consecutive term? Atlantic Council experts have you covered on all things Poland.

Central Europe Elections

Eye on Europe's elections

Sep 22, 2023

Your primer on the Slovak elections

By Emma Nix, Jacob Paquette, Katherine Schauer, and Leonie Müller

Ahead of the Slovak elections, the Europe Center is breaking down the leading parties and issues to know.

Central Europe Elections

Eye on Europe's elections

Jul 19, 2023

Your primer on the Spanish elections

By Emma Nix, Leonie Müller, and Katherine Schauer

What's going on with the July 23 snap elections in Spain? The Europe Center breaks down the major players and big questions ahead of the big vote.

Europe & Eurasia Western Europe