Languages: English, Spanish, Slovene, conversational Polish, basic German & Russian
Areas of Expertise: European foreign policy, EU politics, EU institutions & Spanish foreign policy
Nika Prislan joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in February 2016 as Project Coordinator and Researcher for Europe’s Digital Power project which forms part of ECFR’s ‘European Power’ programme. Since August 2016, she is the Programme Coordinator at ECFR’s Madrid office. Prior to joining ECFR, from 2012 to 2016, she worked as a Parliamentary Advisor for the European Union and Foreign Affairs at the Spanish Congress of Deputies. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked as Research Assistant at the ECFR Madrid office, focusing on the EU’s foreign policy.
Nika holds an M.A. in International Politics & Europe from the University of Warwick and a B.A. in European Studies & Politics from the University of Essex (while studying her B.A. she also spent a year abroad at the University of Complutense in Madrid, Spain).
The lack of a defined European response to the current crisis is forcing EU member states to renationalise their own foreign policy, rather than forge common positions. This new age of geoeconomics carries a hidden cost for Europe in the long run.