Articles on ECFR Council

Resolving the Macedonian Name Dispute: Prospect for Transformative Mutual Recognition (Commentary)

Veton Latifi and Kalypso Nicolaidis - 12 December 2017

Greece and Macedonia need to distinguish between issues where they can agree to disagree and those where they need to agree.

Time for the Sleeping Beauty to wake (Commentary)

Enrique Mora Benavente - 15 November 2017

Whether Europe will be able to make a difference in foreign policy depends on whether member states can fulfil PESCO’s commitments.

Is peace in Donbas possible? (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 October 2017

An ambitious international peacekeeping and transition operation is badly needed in the Donbas.

Russia and the West: Handling the clash of worldviews (Commentary)

Vygaudas Usackas - 04 October 2017

While defending the EU's interests and values, we should continue to retain bridges with the Russian people.

A normative crisis: How to protect democratic values in Europe (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz - 19 September 2017

New financial mechanisms are needed to support civic initiatives to strengthen democratic values in Member States.

If Trump blows up the Iran deal, he’ll cause a meltdown in Europe, too (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 02 August 2017

The Iran agreement isn’t about Iran alone. It’s about upholding confidence in the international order.

Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 23 June 2017

Fears about political and economic marginalisation have damped the spread of new EU-optimism to Central Europe.

The liberation of Europe (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 May 2017

The remaining 27 EU members have turned the page after Brexit much faster than the UK itself.

From Ankara to Paris: Europe’s fateful week (Commentary)

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - 19 April 2017

The European Union is the most endangered contender in this weekend’s French election.