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Scorecard The Europe Question


Palestine and the International Criminal Court

By Victor Kattan - 01 Sep 14

After a long process, various options are still open for Palestine with respect to joining the ICC.


The Islamic State effect: Lebanon’s new security symbiosis

By Nicholas Noe - 28 Aug 14

Why Lebanon has a unique trajectory in its response to the threat of IS.



Has Germany sidelined Poland in Ukraine crisis negotiations?

By Piotr Buras - 27 Aug 14

Polish-German co-operation on Ostpolitik has been shaken by Germany's role in negotiations with Russia on Ukraine.


The EU needs a commissioner for the Mediterranean

By Emma Bonino - 21 Aug 14

The EU must adopt a new policy and new structures to deal with the worrying events across its southern border.


Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq

By Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 Aug 14

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.


Israel's spinning moral compass

By Daniel Levy - 19 Aug 14

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise.


Demilitarising Gaza is not a solution, it’s a trap

By Daniel Levy - 15 Aug 14

Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring 


Europe desperately seeking answers on Iraq

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 14 Aug 14

While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react - reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region. 


To fix Iraq, don’t lose sight of Syria

By Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 Aug 14

A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging - strategy for targeting IS in Iraq.


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European Spring: How to put our economies and politics right? - 15 Jul 14

With European economies failing to deliver higher standards of living, and growing public disillusionment with apparently self-serving politicians, Philippe Legrain discusses where

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In the Press

New York Times
01 Sep 14

Daniel Levy and Julien Barnes-Dacey on the need to focus on Syria  to beat ISIS.

Das Erste
31 Aug 14

Josef Janning gives an interview on the role of the High Rep

TV Berlin
31 Aug 14

Interview with Olaf Boehnke about the work of the ECFR, the "Europa-Atlas", and European…

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