More Europe, less Brussels
by Carl Bildt - 20th July, 2016
The idea of the Union must resonate with all Europeans, not just those who get invited to exclusive meetings. The era of Aachen is over; the age of Bratislava has arrived.
Passing the buck? Berlin and the 2016 NATO Summit
by Gustav Gressel - 15th July, 2016
For now, Germany can live with the results of the NATO summit in Warsaw. But if Germany's allies want an engaged partner on defence matters, they will need to engage in active public diplomacy to avoid German retrenchment.
The EU's global strategy: Three quotations
by Robert Cooper - 15th July, 2016
A cultural shift to put local expertise and initiative at the centre of policy making is necessary.
Brexit and defence: Time to dust off the 'letter of intent'?
by Nick Witney - 14th July, 2016
In the absence of a comprehensive framework for post-Brexit defence cooperation between the UK and EU 27, the forgotten Letter of Intent agreement could provide a useful stop-gap.
Insurgents vs stabilisers: Spanish politics post-Brexit
by Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 08th July, 2016
The Spanish have spoken and dealt a blow to Podemos. The stabilising forces in government now have a last chance to take a stronger leadership role in the EU.
One crisis after another: How the EU can deal with Brexit
by Daniel Daianu - 07th July, 2016
Policymakers in Brussels and national capitals must tackle the democratic deficit. Otherwise, questions about the legitimacy of decision-making will continue to undermine the Union.
A political tsunami is on the horizon driven by more referenda - meet the insurgent parties calling for them.
A British exit from the EU would make it harder to fight crime and terrorism, reduce Britain’s ability to lead and influence its partners, and weaken NATO
El desafío a la cohesión europea: ¿qué camino para los países del sur?
madrid - 12 Jul 16
Evento organizado por ECFR Madrid el 12 de julio en AC Palacio del Retiro.
Panel discussion on the topic Europe after Brexit, or what is the future of EU integration
sofia - 08 Jul 16
Дискусия на тема „Европа след Брекзит, или за бъдещето на интеграцията в ЕС“.
Berlin Foreign Policy Club: Syrien und die EU
berlin - 05 Jul 16
Ein Berlin Foreign Policy Club Treffen zum Thema "Syrien und die EU", wobei das neue Papier von Julien Barnes-Dacey "The war next door: Syria and the erosion of stability in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey" vorgestellt wurde.
Media Briefing with the Director of ECFR Mark Leonard
sofia - 20 Jun 16
Марк Ленърд ЕСВП говори за ситуацията във Великобритания и предстоящият референдум.
Fachkonferenz 17. Außenpolitische Jahrestagung: Europa in einer friedlosen Welt
berlin - 17 Jun 16
Die Fachkonferenz der 17. außenpolitischen Jahrestagung der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung und ECFR setzte die Auftaktveranstaltung, die am Tag zuvor stattfand, fort.
“The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations”
paris - 16 Jun 16
Evénement à l'occasion du lancement de l'ouvrage "The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations"
ECFR council member Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor at the University of Athens, puts the blame for the rise of euroscepticism on the eurozone crisis and a succession of policy failures.Listen online
The Washington-based Pew Research Center released the results of a public opinion survey assessing degrees of nativism in 10 EU countries, including the UK. The survey's results assess public views of Muslims and refugees and look at how the increasing cultural and ethnic diversity is being seen and what determines a person's national identity. Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center, and Mark Leonard, founder and director of ECFR, discuss to what extent these findings can help us understand the results of the referendum on the UK membership of the EU. Chair: ECFR Research Director Jeremy Shapiro.Listen online
ECFR’s Director Mark Leonard speaks with Policy Fellow Asli Aydintasbas and Research Director Jeremy Shapiro about the failed coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and its consequences for the West. The podcast was recorded on the 18 July 2016.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Dream of Scipio by Iain PearsListen online
A proliferation of ‘unthinkable’ events over the last two years, such as Brexit, the Russian seizure of Crimea, the 60% crash in oil prices and Europe’s migration crises, has revealed a new fragility at the highest levels of corporate and public service leadership. Nik Gowing, former BBC news presenter, Sir Simon Fraser, former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, discuss how leaders must adapt to the new normal and the new evidence available at www.thinkunthinkable.org/report. Chair: ECFR's director Mark Leonard.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Piotr Buras, Head of ECFR’s Warsaw office and Senior Policy Fellow, Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR’s Research Director, Vessela Tcherneva, Head of ECFR’s Progammes and the Sofia office, and Ulrike Franke, Research Assistant at ECFR and expert on military issues, about what was discussed at the summit and what that means for European security. The podcast was recorded on 11 July 2016.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
111 things you need to see in Burgenland by Gerd Wolfgang Sievers
The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties: Putin, migration and people power by Susi Dennison and Dina PardijsListen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard presents the discussion “Brexit - Views from Europe“ which was held at ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in the Hague earlier this week. The panelists are Gordon Bajnai, former Prime Minister of Hungary, Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the German Bundestag, George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO at Save the Children International, and Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist at the Financial Times. They look at what other EU countries can learn from the British EU referendum and what the future shape of Europe will be. It was recorded on the 28 June 2016.
The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties: Putin, migration, and people power by Susi Dennison and Dina Pardijs.
You can find more audio and video recordings from the Annual Council Meeting here on our website.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Sunder Katwala, director of the think-tank British Future, about the EU referendum, the recent poll swings and what the result might be. The podcast was recorded on 21 June 2016.
How (not) to talk about Europe by Sunder Katwala and Steve BallingerListen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Susi Dennison, ECFR's director of the European Power programme, Josef Janning, Co-Head of the ECFR Berlin office, Piotr Buras, Head of the ECFR office in Warsaw, and Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR's Research Director, about populism and European foreign policy. The podcast was recorded on the 15 June 2016.
Never let me go by Kazuko Ishiguro
The age of catastrophe – A history of the West 1914-1945 by Heinrich August Winkler
Warum Europa eine Republk werden muss! Eine politische Utopie by Ulrike Guérot
American Political Decay or Renewal? by Francis FukuyamaListen online