Articles on London office

How to avert the looming Brexit crisis (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 14 November 2017

Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.

How Britain Lost Its Cool (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 05 October 2017

In the past 20 years, the UK and Germany have switched positions, with the latter now representing openness while the former has come to embody backward-looking nationalism. But there is no reason to believe that the two countries won't swap places again.

May must withstand Johnson's bonfire of the vanities (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 20 September 2017

If she does not, the Johnson sabotage effort will have succeeded, and the outlook for the negotiations and the country’s future will be grim indeed.

An interconnected outlier: the unaccounted costs of Brexit (Commentary)

Christoph Klavehn - 17 August 2017

By leaving the EU Britain gives up unique ties and influence with its EU partners. They are fast adapting.

What are the dynamics between EU heavyweights in the face of Brexit? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 16 August 2017

The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and trilateral inter-group relationships in the face of the Brexit.

Lessons for the Left (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 27 July 2017

The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics.

ECFR turns 10, a reflection (Commentary)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier - 30 June 2017

Speech by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to mark ECFR's tenth anniversary.

There is nothing to back expectations of a softer Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 15 June 2017

The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another

Brexit looms large over UK election (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 19 April 2017

The Prime Minister’s opportunistic decision to capitalise on her strong domestic standing is complicated by the international context.