Berlin Office / Berliner Büro

ECFR Berlin Office

Reinhardtstraße 15
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49(0)30-32505100 / +442072276895

  • Öffentliche Diskussion: Beyond the quick fix der Flüchtlingskrise

    berlin - 18 May 16

    In einer Podiumdiskussion mit Angeliki Dimitriadi und anderen europäischen Experten wurde mit dem Publikum über die Frage wie Europa auf die Herausforderung der Migration reagieren sollte diskutiert. 

    EU Cohesion Monitor in Berlin vorgestellt: Wie viel EU steckt in Europa?

    berlin - 11 May 16

    Wie viel EU steckt in Europa? Wir diskutieren zur Vorstellung des EU Cohesion Montior den Zusammenhalt Europas.

    Berlin Foreign Policy Club: Ökonomie der Flüchtlingskrise

    berlin - 10 May 16

    The Berlin Foreign Policy Club in May invited Sebastian Dullien to present his new paper about the economic dimension of the refugee crisis to discuss the current trends and possible future for Europe. 

    Strategy group on rethinking Europe’s near abroad

    berlin - 09 May 16

    Strategic reflection on the assets a more active European policy should prioritize in a changing and challenging regional environment

    Workshop: Transatlantic Relations after Barack Obama

    berlin - 27 Apr 16

    The Irish Embassy hosted the Transatlantic Workshop on EU-US relations on 27 April with Jeremy Shapiro and Nick Whitney. 

    Workshop: Europe’s Digital Power

    berlin - 25 Apr 16

    The workshop ¨Europe’s digital power¨ was part of an ongoing ECFR project supported by BBVA, Cellnex and Telefonica with the aim of raising awareness and igniting a European debate on its digital future. 

    Coalitions, Power, Preferences

    berlin - 20 Apr 16

    Rethink: Europe workshop on EU member state interaction discusses coalition survey results and EU power taxonomy.

    Black Coffee Morning: Vor dem NATO-Gipfel in Warschau: Sicherheitspolitik in Osteuropa

    berlin - 20 Apr 16

    NATO and its member states are preparing for the July summit in Warsaw in search for a joint response to the new security environment in Europe and its neighbourhood. 

    Black Coffee Morning: “Bremain vs Brexit - Großbritannien vor dem Referendum”

    berlin - 13 Apr 16

    Staying or leaving? A question, that is deciding the future for Greatbritain and the EU. Proeuropean parties as well as persons being pro-Brexit are trying to influence the mood in the population. Though, most voters are still undecided. Not even 10 percent of all Britains think that the EU would be an important political topic.Where are we currently standing and what can Europe or Germany do? What are the most likely scenarios? These and other questions were dicussed this morning at the ECFR Berlin. 

    Berlin Foreign Policy Club: EU-Türkei Beziehungen

    berlin - 12 Apr 16

    Through the summit decision on 18 March 2016 Turkey became a totally different "strategic partner" of the EU than initially expected. Due to this now very close connection within the refugee crisis, Turkey becomes an important key player that is responsible for the stability and strategic position of the EU. The position of Turkish politics concerns Europe significantly more than it was the case before. Therefore we discussed this strategic position and the perspective of Turkey, as well as the consequences in foreign policy of the decision in Brussels within our Berlin Foreign Policy Club. 

    Currently, Turkey is seen as a key state, acting as a gatekeeper for Europe in times of the refugee crisis. The general role of Turkey in the Arab Spring was always driven by economic interests, and this interest had dominated all other aspects of the Turkish view of the Arab Spring. This position is even more strenghtened by the new refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. Furthermore, the Kurdish issue was dicussed, as well as the deep mistrust between Turkey and Iran, based on historic narratives and religion, but also being shaped by economic rivalry now.