ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over one hundred Members - politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU's member states and candidate countries - which meets once a year as a full body. Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and help with ECFR's activities within their own countries. The Council is chaired by Martti Ahtisaari, Joschka Fischer and Mabel van Oranje.
Leszek Balcerowicz -Professor, Warsaw School of Economics; former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister
Marek Belka - Governor, National Bank of Poland; former Prime Minister
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - Chairman, Prime Minister's Economic Council; former Prime Minister
Henryka Bochniarz - President, Polish Confederation of Private Employers – LEWIATAN
Jerzy Buzek - President of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister
Danuta Hübner– MEP, former European Commisioner
Aleksander Kwaśniewski - former President
Andrzej Olechowski - former Foreign Minister
Adam D. Rotfeld - former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Co-Chairman of Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters, Commissioner of Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative
Piotr Serafin - Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Radosław Sikorski– Foreign Affairs Minister
Aleksander Smolar- Chairman of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation
Paweł Świeboda - President, Demos-EUROPA, Centre for European Strategy
In recent years, media coverage of the European Union has faced its most serious test. What is the impact of a style of reporting geared largely towards the relations between the EU and
François Godement analyses the rebellion of pro-democrats in Hong Kong.
Nicu Popescu on the future of Donbas region.
Julien Barnes-Dacey on how Islamic State is more than just an insurgency.