Articles on ECFR Council

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.

We know the price of appeasement. That’s why we must stand up to Viktor Orbán (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 12 April 2017

This appeasement has to stop. If Hungary’s anti-liberal, nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, persists in his attempts to close down the country’s best and most independent university, and continues to erode liberal democracy in many other ways, then the EU’s powerful grouping of centre-right parties must expel Orbán’s party from its ranks.

Remembering Carme Chacón (Commentary)

ECFR staff - 10 April 2017

ECFR is extremely saddened to hear of the untimely passing of our friend, Carme Chacón. 

Statement from concerned Europeans on the Central European University (Commentary)

- 05 April 2017

We call on EU governments, leaders and the European Commission to strongly denounce the Hungarian government's attack on academic freedom.

EU must demand a say in Syria negotiations (Commentary)

ECFR Council members - 04 April 2017

Six ECFR Council members call for a say in the Syria negotations for the EU. 

The EU’s Road to Rome (Commentary)

Ana Palacio - 22 March 2017

Whatever way Europe goes, the first step is to determine which route it will take.