Minna Ålander, M.A.

Minna Ålander, M.A.


Research Division: EU/Europe
Research Assistant

minna.alander(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-446

Since 06/2019 Research Assistant, Research Division EU/Europe

2016-2019 M.A. International Relations, Free University of Berlin / Humboldt University of Berlin / University of Potsdam

2017-2018 student assistant in the EU Horizon 2020 research project »EU-STRAT: The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries. An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment«

2012-2016 B.A. Political Science and History, University of Bonn

2013-2014 student assistant in the Department of Events and Conferences, Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)


SWP Publications (selection):

Nicolai von Ondarza, Minna Ålander

The Conference on the Future of Europe

Obstacles and Opportunities to a European Reform Initiative That Goes beyond Crisis Management

SWP Comment 2021/C 19, March 2021, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C19

Annegret Bendiek, Minna Ålander, Paul Bochtler

CFSP: The Capability-Expectation Gap Revisited

A Data-based Analysis

SWP Comment 2020/C 58, December 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C58

External Publications (selection):

Minna Ålander, Nicolai von Ondarza, Sophia Russack

Executive Summary: What do member states expect from the German Council presidency?

in: Sophia Russack, Minna Ålander (eds.): Member states’ expectations towards the German Council Presidency, EPIN Report 1 July 2020, Brussels: CEPS, pp. 1-5.
Nicolai von Ondarza, Minna Ålander

Germany and EU fiscal solidarity: renewed calls for Eurobonds but a reluctant government

in: Sophia Russack (ed.): EU crisis response in tackling Covid-19. Views from the member states, EPIN Report 20 April 2020, Brussels: CEPS, pp. 8-9.
Minna Ålander, Nicolai von Ondarza

The European Citizens' Initiative and its reform: Truly unique or the same old story?

in: Steven Blockmans, Sophia Russack (eds.): Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism with Participation and Debate, Rowman & Littlefield International/ CEPS, London 2020, pp. 281–296.

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Minna Ålander, Annegret Bendiek, Paul Bochtler

A Critical Perspective on Data Transparency in the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

Methodological Challenges in Foreign Policy Research

Working Paper Research Division EU/Europe 2020/ No. 02, November 2020, 20 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020WP11

Minna Ålander, Sophia Russack

Member states’ expectations towards the German Council Presidency

Working Paper Research Division EU/Europe 2020/ No. 01, July 2020, 26 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020WP07

SWP Comments

Paweł Tokarski, Alexander Wiedmann
The Corona Debt Conundrum in the Eurozone

Limits to Stabilisation by Monetary Policy and the Search for Alternatives


Raphael Bossong
The Next Steps for EU Counterterrorism Policy

Evolving Threats of Jihadism, Right-wing Extremism, and Transatlantic Cooperation


SWP Research Papers

Eckhard Lübkemeier
Standing on Our Own Feet?

Opportunities and Risks of European Self-Defence


Peter Becker
A European Economic Policy in the Making

Success with Modest Means