Note from Berlin: The European Energy Union (Commentary)
by Gustav Gressel - 31st March, 2015
The European Council's recent declaration on the European energy market reflects to a large extent a compromise between the German position and the plans of Eastern European states.
Five takeaways from France’s departmental elections (Commentary)
by Susi Dennison - 23rd March, 2015
After his party’s poor showing in the departmental elections, Hollande must face up to five disturbing realities.
Germany’s Foreign Ministry reinvents itself (Commentary)
by Josef Janning - 18th March, 2015
Steinmeier’s review process has come up with a range of prescriptions for the German foreign ministry, and the far-reaching reform envisioned could transform German diplomacy.
Note from Berlin: Gabriel's new course on arms sales (Commentary)
by Olaf Boehnke - 12th March, 2015
Gabriel has reinserted the needs of a values-based foreign policy into the debate on European arms sales, which could make him a key stakeholder in EU foreign policy.
Presentación de “Asaltar los cielos”, nuevo libro de José I. Torreblanca
madrid - 21 Apr 15
José I. Torreblanca presenta su libro sobre Podemos el 21 de abril en Madrid.
The incurable European: the UK and Europe’s Foreign Policy
london - 19 Feb 15
Discussion on the findings of the 2015 European Foreign Policy Scorecard and on the role of the UK.
The return of the euro crisis and the German question
Kundnani and Giddens will discuss German power and its implications for the future of the European Union.
ECFR Director and co-author of the publication 'Geo-economics: Seven Challenges to Globalization', Mark Leonard, talks about the main battlefield between great powers being economic rather than military. He also gives his thoughts on what states can do to prevent geopolitics from unravelling the globalization of the world economy.
To read Mark Leonard's recent article about geo-economics and globalization published in the Financial Times, click here.Listen online
ECFR's Policy Fellow and Associate Director of the Madrid office, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, on how to improve EU foreign policy and reach a stronger strategic convergence.Listen online
Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Dr Javier Solana, ECFR's Senior Policy Fellow, Nick Witney, and Advisor to the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Hilmar Linnenkamp, discuss the need for more union in European defence.Listen online
Diplomat Robert Cooper, the UK's PSC Ambassador Angus Lapsley and ECFR senior policy fellow Susi Dennison explore where and how the UK has influenced European foreign policy decision making in 2014, and what is at stake in the Brexit debate from a foreign policy perspective.Listen online
Sir David Omand, a former government intelligence coordinator and director of GCHQ, and Andrew Puddephatt, former director of Article 19 and a leading authority on freedom of expression and new media, and ECFR senior policy fellow Anthony Dworkin talk about new reforms that need to bring greater oversight and legitimacy.Listen online
Jordi Vaquer, director de Open Society Initiative for Europe y miembro del consejo de ECFR, analiza la postura del nuevo gobierno griego sobre temas como Europa, inmigración y relaciones con Rusia.Listen online
Prof Lord Giddens, sociologist and former Director of the LSE, and Hans Kundnani, Research Director at ECFR, discuss German power and its implications for the future of the European Union.Listen online
ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, Josef Janning, co-author of the policy brief A Fresh Start for TTIP talks about the challenges of finding a free trade agreement between the US and the EU that satisfies corporations as well as the interest of the European citizens.Listen online Download
'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany
Spiegel - 23rd March, 2015
Hans Kundnani on the German paradox
Die „Kaste“ der Großparteien geht doch nicht unter
DiePresse.com - 23rd March, 2015
José Ignacio Torreblanca lays out his thoughts on the established Spanish political parties, whom the competition by Podemos and Ciudadanos almost cost the election victory
Europe Opts for Old Faces as Populist Advance Is Checked
Bloomberg - 23rd March, 2015
Jose Ignacio Torreblanca on the two-party system still remaining strong
An uneasy peace that will tear the global economy asunder
Financial Times - 23rd March, 2015
Mark Leonard's article on geoeconomics
Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia
The Guardian - 23rd March, 2015
The Andalusian ballot showed the willingness of Spaniards to test out new parties, said José Ignacio Torreblanca.
War of words between Berlin and Athens highlights deep cultural rift
Europe Online Magazine - 22nd March, 2015
Josef Janning evaluates Varoufakis' remarks regarding Germany's Nazi past