Fredrik Erixon

The death of the centre in European politics

15 February 2020 3:36 pm

Stockholm It’s hard not to feel sorry for Leo Varadkar. He positioned himself as Ireland’s champion and even ended up…

The death of the centre in European politics

15 February 2020 9:00 am

What happens when times change, but parties don’t?

Finland is rebooting its politics – and its new centrism is defined by youth

14 December 2019 9:00 am

 Helsinki Sanna Marin is the world’s new feminist political icon. At the age of 34, she’s just been appointed the…

Delhi notebook: Nuclear war is not around the corner

9 March 2019 9:00 am

India is not preparing for war, but picking up the newspapers in Delhi you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.…

A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever

5 January 2019 9:00 am

There is a strange pre-revolutionary atmosphere in Brussels. At the various receptions and dinners before we broke up for Christmas,…

Sweden’s political panic attack

1 September 2018 9:00 am

 Uppsala, Sweden When I dropped off my kids at school early last week, I noticed that -another parent’s car was…

Angela’s ashes: Merkel’s grand project is crumbling

30 June 2018 9:00 am

‘This is not about whether Mrs Merkel stays as chancellor next week or not,’ said Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister…

Macron can see that the EU must change or die

19 May 2018 9:00 am

It was a moment to cherish, not to spoil. But I wasn’t the only one at the grand Charlemagne prize…

Angela Merkel has created Germany’s far-right

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Bankruptcy, wrote Ernest Hemingway, happens in two ways — ‘gradually and then suddenly’. By now, Angela Merkel will be beginning…

Without Merkel in charge, Europe could fall apart

25 November 2017 9:00 am

No leader is indispensable, but it does feel like the future of Europe stands or falls with Angela Merkel. She’s…