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European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake? - 30 Apr 14

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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Scorecard The Europe Question

Despite Crimea, Finland and Sweden stay wary of NATO

By Suvi Turtiainen

Russia's North-Western neighbours take a cautious approach after events in Crimea.


Putin's plan

By Stefan Meister

Everything Putin is doing in Ukraine is intended to improve his bargaining position with the West.


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ECFR podcasts - experts and big names talking about Europe's place in the world - in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian

By Nicholas Walton - 02 Apr 14

ECFR's the World in 30 minutes: Syria and Russia

ECFR Español: Borja Cabezón sobre las elecciones europeas

ECFR Reports: Turkey's trajectory under the AKP & Erdogan

ECFR Reports: Sanctions against Putin's Kremlin parts 1 & 2

ECFR Reports: Will China dominate the 21st century?

ECFR Deutsch: Stefan Meister über die Olympischen Spiele


Europe turns to the ICC on Syria - a sign of hopelessness?

By Anthony Dworkin - 23 Apr 14

The EU's call to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court stands as a reminder of how few options the EU has.


The role of Russian gas in Ukraine

By Chi Kong Chyong - 16 Apr 14

Russian gas has a profound effect on Ukraine's politics and economy.


Algeria’s preordained election prods debate

By Mansouria Mokhefi - 14 Apr 14

The upcoming election in Algeria leaves the people without a voice, but is at least sparking some debate.


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In the Press

Global Post
23 Apr 14

Stefan Meister's commentary on "Putin's Plan" is quoted

Il Sole 24 Ore
23 Apr 14

ECFR paper "Syria's war economy" on Il Sole 24 Ore

Die Welt
23 Apr 14

Stefan Meister is quoted on the German-Russian Petersburg Dialogue

The Moscow Times
22 Apr 14

Stefan Meister on Belarus

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