A complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture.Podcast - 16/08/2016Francisco de Borja Lasheras & Silvia Francescon & Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva
ECFR experts' summer readings: The list includes foreign policy books, wider readings to understand the world we live in, and what to read to get away from it all.
EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page
A complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture.
View from Sofia: A Single-Issue agenda sidelines longer-term concerns
Vessela Tcherneva- 15/09/2016
When the future of the EU is discussed in Sofia, keeping the four freedoms intact takes primacy over any desire for a cultural counter-revolution.
ECFR’s World in 30 Minutes: Summer Readings (Podcast)
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR experts Vessela Tcherneva, Silvia Francescon, Ulrike Franke, Borja Lasheras, and board member Ivan Krastev, about summer readings. The list includes foreign policy books, wider readings to understand the world we live in, and finally what to read to get away from it all. The podcast was recorded on 28 July 2016.
The force of reason by Oriana Fallaci
Senza la Guerra by Massimo Cacciari, Lucio Caracciolo, Ernesto Galli della Lggia and Elisabetta Rasy
La febbre di Trump: Un fenomeno Americano by Mattia Ferraresi
Liberta a migrare: Perche ci spostiamo da sempre ed e bene cosi by Valerio Calzano and Telmo Pievani
En immersion a Molenbeek by Hind Fraihi
Reichtum ohne Gier by Sahra Wagenknecht
1913: The year before the storm by Florian Illies
La France pour la vie by Nikolas Sarkozy
Expert political judgement: How good is it? How can we know? by Philip E. Tetlock
Global inequality: A new approch for the age of globalisation by Branko Milanovic
El retorno de los chamanes by Victor Lapuente
Siria, el país de las almas rotas by Javier Espinosa and Monica G. Prieto
Esodo: Storia del nuovo millennio by Domenico Quirico
The search for Europe: Contrasting approaches, published by BBVA
1917: Razgadka “russkoj” revolyutsii by Nikolaj Starikov
The Silk Road: A new history of the world by Peter Frankopan
Thinking in time: The uses of history for decision makers by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
Diplomat i gradinar by Ivan D. Stanchov
Ill fares the land by Tony Judt
When facts change by Tony Judt
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
The responsible company: What we’ve learned from Patagonia’s first 40 years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley
Drone warfare by John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Swarm troopers: How small drones will conquer the world by David Hambling
Sternstunden der Menschheit by Stefan Zweig
The Star Rover by Jack London
The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston De Walt
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
ECFR’s World in 30 Minutes: NATO Summit in Warsaw (Podcast)
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 Pardijs
EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page
Vessela Tcherneva invited to speak about European solidarity during Council of Europe conference
Vessela Tcherneva- 24/02/2016
The European Council on Foreign Relations was the only non-governmental organisation whose representative was invited to speak during the event that was attended by parliamentarians from more than 40 states.
Is the EU losing the Western Balkans? What local experts think
Why the EU's disengaged enlargement approach has stalled forward momentum in the Western Balkans.
What does Europe's neighbourhood hold for the EEU?
Louisa Slavkova- 12/06/2015
The new-born European Energy Union is looking both inwards to better interconnectedness, and outwards to new energy sources.
The view from Sofia: Bulgaria's energy security needs to gain prominence
Vessela Tcherneva- 21/01/2015
A stagnating Western Balkan economy (and a weaker EU) has made Bulgaria the battleground of Russia's energy projects and Western pushback.
South Stream: when the periphery becomes the frontline
Vessela Tcherneva- 05/12/2014
It has been two days since Vladimir Putin announced the death of the South Stream pipeline and the domestic political fallout in Bulgaria continues.
Bulgaria’s new coalition and the future of South Stream
Vessela Tcherneva- 11/11/2014
Observers will be watching to see how the new coalition government in Sofia handles the controversial South Stream gas pipeline project.
Messy elections in Bulgaria: An attempt for a read-out
Vessela Tcherneva- 08/10/2014
A look at the delicate political negotiations of Bulgaria's 2014 parliamentary elections.
Dissecting Juncker's Commission: View from Bulgaria
Vessela Tcherneva- 11/09/2014
Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commission's new Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, will help provide direction and cohesion to Juncker's commission.
Narratives and Realities: Russia and the West in a competition for the hearts and minds?
sofia - 09 Jun 16
Event with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy on information warfare, news‐making, propaganda, and how to deal with them.
Europe’s Dilemmas and Western Balkans’ Perspectives
sofia - 17 Mar 16
The refugee push from North Africa and the Middle East is a European problem, to which only common European policies would be the answer.
The EU-Ukraine DCFTA: Strengthening Ukraine One Step at a Time
sofia - 18 Feb 16
DCFTA is the most important element of Europe’s response to the crisis in Ukraine. Albeit technical in its layout, DCFTA is a very political act which alters EU’s neighbourhood and raises expectations and responsibilities on both sides.
Duality of the crisis in Europe: Solidarity and foreign policy to a test
sofia - 05 Feb 16
The ability to find and keep finding joint European solutions to the crisis will have a lasting impact on our abilities to act united in the future.
The Russian military transformation and what does it mean for Europe?
sofia - 10 Dec 15
The reforms initiated in response to the invasion of Georgia in 2008, have left Russia with a military that would make short work of any of its neighbours.
Internal and external dimensions of the refugee crisis in Europe
sofia - 24 Nov 15
The terrorist attacks in Paris prompted calls for active foreign policy action and at the same time exposed the deepening European divisions that stem from the response to the refugee crisis.
Teaching War. How Croatian schoolbooks changed and why it matters
sofia - 23 Nov 15
Today, textbook authors across the Balkans face the challenge of explaining wars and war crimes, fascism, communism, ethnic cleansing and systematic violations of human rights in their recent past.
The Refugee Crisis and Its Implications for the European Union. Mapping the Right EU Policies
sofia - 16 Nov 15
ECFR Sofia organises an international workshop on the possible responses to the refugee crisis.
EU in a changing global environment: what next for EU’s neighbours
sofia - 23 Jul 15
International round table discussion with think-tank representatives in the framework of EU’s Global Foreign Policy Strategy Review and the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy with the participation of Federica Mogherini.
What Does Ukraine Think? Reforms and oligarchs after the Maidan
sofia - 25 Jun 15
Is it possible for a state to reform during war and to what extend the Ukrainians want that?