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Three myths about Catalonia’s independence movement (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 September 2017

Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism

Russia in Libya: War or Peace? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 02 August 2017

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border.

Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017

As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.

Lonely at the top (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 July 2017

Running the United Nations is a lonely job for António Guterres - and he seems to prefer it that way. 

Europe in the German federal elections: What do the manifestos say? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 26 July 2017

Here we compare the parties’ positions on the four core EU policy domains: common security and defence, migration, financial, and trade policy.

Putin’s peacekeepers: Beware of Russians bearing gifts (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 11 September 2017

The West should engage with Russia's peacekeeping proposal - but skeptically and with clear conditions.

Nuclear North Korea: Perpetuating the fiction (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 31 August 2017

For Pyongyang, a “double suspension” agreement could be a turning point towards the goal of being recognized as a nuclear state.

What if Trump decertifies the Iran deal? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 October 2017

European countries must coordinate a vigorous response to prevent Trump from derailing the nuclear accord.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Eastern resentment of Germany spells trouble for Berlin and Brussels (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 05 October 2017

In Central and Eastern Europe, wage convergence with the West has stalled - and people are blaming Germany.

EU-Japan Agreement: Good news on the long road to a deal (Commentary)

Irina Angelescu - 14 July 2017

For the EU, the EPA would demonstrate its ability to deliver concrete results despite the numerous crises it faces. 

Spanish democracy faces its biggest challenge in decades (Commentary)

- 29 September 2017

The Catalan government is depriving over 45 million Spaniards of their democratic right to decide on the future of their own country.

Europe seen from Ukraine (Commentary)

Hanna Hopko - 15 September 2017

A strong Europe needs a strong Ukraine

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.

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.