In an increasingly troubled time for the European Union, Sir Menzies Campbell, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Prof Maurice Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann and John Peet discuss the upcoming European parliamentary elections, and how their outcome will affect the EU and Britain's role in it.
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Tunisia needs help, not rhetoric, from Europe
Tunisians are bitter about EU support for the Ben Ali regime, and think their revolution happened despite Europe. But the EU has the opportunity to make amends, as Tunisia tries to build a new political society from scratch in a region that is still in turmoil.
Consolidating a democratic system would benefit Europe, but the EU should not adopt its usual stance of teaching and preaching. Instead, European leaders must respond with concrete steps at the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Thursday March 10th and the European Council on Friday March 11th.
In "After the revolution: Europe and the transition in Tunisia", based upon a recent ECFR research visit to Tunisia, the authors suggest several key areas in which Europe can offer practical help, including:
ECFR paper "Syria's war economy" on Il Sole 24 Ore
ECFR paper "The Eurosceptic surge and how to respond to it" quoted on Euractiv.it
Myriam Benraad on Syria and the release of French hostages.
ECFR policy brief on Syria's war economy is quoted