Migration myths dominate Italian election campaign (Commentary)
Stefano M. Torelli - 21 February 2018
The promises of the leading parties address voters’ imaginary fears rather than practical solutions.
Visegrad dreams for Warsaw, nightmares for Berlin (Commentary)
Piotr Buras - 15 February 2018
A Visegrad alliance remains distant for now, but EU must address rising resentment about economic liberalisation in central and eastern Europe.
Too soon for champagne toasts to GroKo (Commentary)
Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 February 2018
The grand coalition treaty is strongly pro-European in tone, but the devil is in the details – and it could yet be rejected by SPD members.
by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018
The sense of an ending: Contours of the next German government (Commentary)
Josef Janning - 17 January 2018
The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.
Bulgaria: The unforeseen effects of the Presidency (Commentary)
Vessela Tcherneva - 09 January 2018
Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.
Poland’s black Wednesday: Crossing the Rubicon (Commentary)
Piotr Buras - 22 December 2017
This will be a gloomy Christmas for all those who care about liberal and European values in Poland.
by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018
by Piotr Buras - 07th September, 2017
If Poland continues to drift away from the EU it will not only diminish its own influence, but also undermine the EU’s internal cohesion.
by Mark Leonard - 30th August, 2017
The EU’s survival depends on protecting its citizens from the forces it has created
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German President opens ECFR Berlin: “The German debate needs a European perspective”
Berlin - 19 Feb 18
President Steinmeier welcomed ECFR’s shift towards Berlin as “a sign that Germany’s weight and importance within the EU has grown over the years.”
L’Europe qui protège en 2018 : qui, quoi et comment ?
Paris - 24 Jan 18
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Ideas for a renewed European Union:more protective, less rigid, still cohesive?
Warsaw - 10 Jan 18
Lecture and debate with Mark Leonard, Co-Founder and Director of ECFR.
Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke and Susi Dennison about what the new German coalition means for foreign policy. The podcast was recorded on 8 January 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with Justin Vogt, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, Professor Mary Fulbrook from UCL, and Dr. Fraziska Exeler, Research Associate and Lecturer at FUB, about how nations deal with the evils of history. Recorded on 31 January 2018.
Meines Vaters Land by Wiebke Brun
A model childhood by Christa Wolf
A small town near Auschwitz by Mary Fulbrook
Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation by Nicholas Guyatt
Jean Améry - Revolte in der Resignation: Biographie by Irène Heidelberger-Leonard
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Mark Leonard speaks with Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, editor-in-chief of Polityka INSIGHT, about the reshuffle of the Polish government and its implications. The podcast was recorded on 19 January 2018.
Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Mark Leonard speaks with Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, about the potential damage to content providers that could follow from the US Federal Communication Commission’s decision to discard net neutrality. The podcast was recorded on 18 December 2017.
Everyobody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
ECFR Policy Fellow Ulrike Franke speaks with Mark Leonard, former MP Douglas Alexander, and ECFR’s Senior Policy Fellow Nick Witney, about Britain’s future vision of EU-UK security cooperation after Brexit. The podcast was recorded on 13.12.2017 in Berlin.
The Shardlake Series by C. J. Sampson
Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
Lecture on David Cameron’s relationship with the EU by Sir Ivan Rogers
Mark Leonard speaks with Shahin Vallée, former Economic Advisor to the President of the European Council and to Emmanuel Macron when he was French Economy Minister. They discuss what Macron’s plans are for Europe and what it might lead to.
L’Art de perdre by Alice Zeniter
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses the launch of PESCO, the latest collective European defence initiative with ECFR Senior Policy Fellow Nick Witney and Policy Fellow, Ulrike Franke.
The podcast was recorded on 24th November 2017.
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
Peter Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire
Nick Witney, Re-energising Europe's Security and Defence Policy
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