European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR this week: 20th April 2012

We are keeping a close eye on France over the coming weekend, as that country votes in the first round of its presidential election. Ulrike Guerot has previewed the election from a German point of view in this blog post – ‘Should Merkel be scared of Hollande’ – asking whether German unease over a socialist victory is justified. In this article Thomas Klau argues that France deserves better than the campaign it has been given.

We’ll have more on the election as events unfold – and it sounds as though Thomas has already been kept very busy giving analysis to the French and European media.

Meanwhile, several other things have been keeping us busy:

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Publications

Occupation and Sovereignty: Renewing EU Policy in Israel- Palestine

How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?

A flammable peace: Why gas deals won’t end conflict in the Middle East

The discovery of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean could create an "economic peace"