Dr. Nicolai von Ondarza

Dr. Nicolai von Ondarza


Research Division: EU/Europe
Deputy Head of Research Division

nicolai.vonondarza(at)swp-berlin.org

Twitter: @NvOndarza

Research associate in the project EU security agencies

2008–2009 Research Associate at the Bundeswehr Institute of Social Sciences within the research division Multinationality/European Armed Forces

2008–2010 Lecturer at the University of Potsdam

2007–2008 Ph.D. stipendiary at the SWP in the research division EU Integration

2005–2007 M.A. Contemporary European Studies at the University of Bath, the Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Charles University Prague) and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

United Kingdom, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), EU institutions, European Union, Principles of European integration

Current research interests include a research project on "EU Agencies in the Field of Internal and External Security" (especially EDA, EUSC and FRONTEX), impact of the European debt crisis on EU reforms; and British Europe policy.


SWP Publications (selection):

Nicolai von Ondarza

A Redefinition of “Spitzenkandidaten”

The Next EU Commission Needs a Common Political Mandate

SWP Comment 2019/C 28, June 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C28


Barbara Lippert, Nicolai von Ondarza, Volker Perthes (eds.),

European Strategic Autonomy

Actors, Issues, Conflicts of Interests

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 04, March 2019, 39 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP04


Nicolai von Ondarza, Felix Schenuit

Shadows over the European Elections

Three Scenarios for EU-sceptical Parties after the 2019 Elections

SWP Comment 2018/C 50, November 2018, 8 Pages
Nicolai von Ondarza

Dancing on the Brexit Cliff Edge

The Key to the Exit Negotiations Lies in British Domestic Policy

SWP Comment 2018/C 40, October 2018, 8 Pages
Annegret Bendiek, Ronja Kempin, Nicolai von Ondarza

Qualified Majority Voting and Flexible Integration for a More Effective CFSP?

A Critical Examination of the EU’s Options

SWP Comment 2018/C 25, June 2018, 8 Pages
Nicolai von Ondarza

A More Inward Looking European Union

The Structural Limits to a more Effective EU Foreign and Security Policy

in: Muriel Asseburg, Nimrod Goren (eds.): Divided and Divisive: Europeans, Israel and Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking, Joint study by Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) – The German Institute for International and Security Affairs & PAX, May 2019, pp. 8-20.
Nicolai von Ondarza

The EP 2019 elections in Germany

Still a second order election

in: Clingendael Magazine, 08.05.2019
Erik Brandes, Nicolai von Ondarza, Felix Schenuit

The Bundestag in the multilevel system: Representing German citizens in the EU

in: Steven Blockmans, Sophia Russack (eds.): Representative Democracy in the EU: Recovering Legitimacy, Rowman & Littlefield International, London 2019, pp. 161–176.
Nicolai von Ondarza

Europe’s take on Brexit

in: Chatham House, The World Today, February/March 2019

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Nicolai von Ondarza, Camille Borrett

Brexit and EU agencies

What the agencies’ existing third country relations can teach us about the future EU-UK relationship

Working Paper 2018/ Nr. 02, May 2018, 29 Pages
Daniela Kietz, Nicolai von Ondarza (eds.)

Strengthened, sidelined, and caught in compromise

The 7th European Parliament from a German perspective

Working Paper FG 1, 2014/ 01, May 2014, 61 Pages
Ronja Kempin, Nicolai von Ondarza, Marco Overhaus

Tackling the big questions in little steps

A process towards a comprehensive EU strategy

Working Paper FG 1, 2012/Nr. 6; FG 2, 2012/Nr. 2, October 2012, 12 Pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Nicolai von Ondarza

The EU should insist on a long extension

After the renewed rejection of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement and the symbolic rejection of a no-deal Brexit, the question about the extension of the exit process is now the main focus of the Brexit drama. Despite the risks, the EU-27 should only accept an extension of at least nine months, says Nicolai von Ondarza.

Point of View, March 2019
Nicolai von Ondarza, Ronja Scheler

The High Representative’s ‘double hat’: How Mogherini and Ashton have differed in their links with the Commission

LSE EUROPP blog, London School of Economics and Political Science, 16.03.2017
Nicolai von Ondarza

What a fair relationship between ‘euro ins’ and ‘euro outs’ could look like

in: The London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Comment, 26.01.2016 (online)
Nicolai von Ondarza

Legal Avenues for a Grexit

Amid persisting danger that negotiations with Athens may result in a Greek exit from the eurozone, Nicolai von Ondarza examines the legal options and warns against an unregulated Grexit.

Point of View, July 2015

Media quotes (selection):

Eva Oer

Despite Brexit, here’s why Germany and EU still need the UK

Mit Zitaten von Nicolai von Ondarza, in: The Scotsman, 24.10.2018