European Council on Foreign Relations


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 Reports: Turkey's trajectory under the AKP & Erdogan

ECFR Español: Bernardino León sobre la transición egipcia

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


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.


Why Crimea matters

By Mark Leonard - 10 Apr 14

The annexation of Crimea could begin the dissolution of the western-led international order


Russia, Europe, and the new international order

By Josef Janning - 09 Apr 14

The premise of an international order defined by the West and shared by the rest has been shown to be faulty.


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Supporting the Ukrainian Revolution

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In the Press

France 24
22 Apr 14

Myriam Benraad on Syria and the release of French hostages.

Die Welt
20 Apr 14

Stefan Meister on economic interests in German-Russian dialogue institutions

20 Apr 14

Mark Leonard quoted on L'Unità on Euroscepticism and European elections 

El Mundo
20 Apr 14

Stefan Meister on Russia's next steps

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