Balkans: On track for EU membership or stagnation? (Commentary)
Carl Bildt - 15 February 2018
Three sets of challenges will have to be overcome if any of the candidate countries are to become EU members in 2025.
Kosovo: The need for dialogue (Commentary)
Robert Cooper - 15 February 2018
The 10th anniversary of independence is a good moment for Kosovo to look forward and ask what sort of state it wants to be.
Overseeing Kosovo's conditional independence (Commentary)
Pieter Feith - 09 February 2018
The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.
Kosovo's path to independence (Commentary)
Albert Rohan - 02 February 2018
Kosovo’s independence has become an irreversible fact, even if Serbia, Russia, and some other countries persist in their denial of reality.
Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country (Commentary)
Günther Fehlinger and Andreas Umland - 29 January 2018
Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the Western Balkan states for their future EU membership.
Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and deterring Russia (Commentary)
Mark Galeotti - 22 January 2018
Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters.
by Andrew Wilson - 27th October, 2017
Dramatic change may not be on the cards, but the EU can and should shift to a ‘status quo plus’ approach that builds on existing activity.
Renewed Minsk-Moscow cooperation in the ‘Zapad’ war games should not see the door to Belarus closed
by Mark Galeotti - 01st September, 2017
Insofar as there is a command-and-control node, it is within the Presidential Administration.
by Gustav Gressel - 14th July, 2017
Anti-Western elements, exploitable by the Kremlin, exist not only on the fringes of European politics, but reach right into the heart of established parties.
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Transformation or isolation? EU policy towards its Eastern neighbours
Warsaw - 23 Nov 17
How to reform the Eastern Partnership in order to adapt it not only to changing circumstances, but also to the needs and expectations of both sides?
What do the Western Balkans think about the EU? And why?
Berlin - 21 Nov 17
Podium discussion about the accession of the Western Balkans to the EU
Desayuno de Trabajo:“Mirando al Este: el futuro del Partenariado Oriental”
Madrid - 16 Nov 17
El pasado jueves 16 de noviembre, ECFR Madrid y esglobal, en colaboración con el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación (MAEC), organizaron un desayuno de trabajo a puerta cerrada.
Moscou et les extrême-droites européennes, une quête mutuelle de légitimité
Paris - 14 Nov 17
L'ECFR a le plaisir de vous convier à un BCM avec Anton Shekhovtsov, Thorniké Gordadzé et animé par Fredrik Wesslau.
Isolation or Transformation? Europe and the Eastern Neighbourhood
Berlin - 09 Nov 17
Panel discussion on the future of Europe's Eastern Partnership.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses peacekeeping in Ukraine and the EU's Russia policy with ECFR's Russia expert, Kadri Liik and ECFR's Ukraine expert Andrew Wilson.
The podcast was recorded on 3rd November 2017.
Stephen Kotkin, Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928–1941
Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine
Yuri Slezkine, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
Carl Bildt, "Is Peace in Donbas possible?"
Podcast de la conférence "L’Union européenne et le Partenariat oriental" du 19/10 à la Maison de l'Europe de Paris avec Andrew Wilson, senior policy fellow du programme Wider Europe de l'ECFR, Vygaudas Usackas, diplomate lituanien et ambassadeur de l'Europe en Russie jusqu'en octobre 2017, Nicola Pollitt, directrice adjointe à la direction d’Europe orientale et d’Asie centrale du Ministère des affaires étrangères britannique et Isabelle Lasserre, grand reporter au service étranger du Figaro.
ECFR's director Mark Leonard discusses the challenges that Europe faces both in its Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods with Nicu Popescu and Florence Daub, two Senior Analysts at the EU Institute for Security Studies.
The podcast was recorded in Brussels on 21st June 2017.
Are Russia and China building an alliance which would fundamentally alter the geostrategic landscape in Eurasia and beyond?
Nicu Popescu, Senior Analyst, EU Institute for Security Studies
Raffaello Pantucci, Director for International Security Studies, RUSI
Chaired by: Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, ECFR
Mark Leonard talks with the director of ECFR's office in Sofia, Vessela Tcherneva and the director of ECFR's Wider Europe programme, Fredrik Wesslau about the crisis in Macedonia and the bigger picture of political stagnation and chaos in the Balkans, at a time when accession to the EU is losing its credibility in the region.
The podcast was recorded on 5th May 2017.
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Dubravka Ugrešić, Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Soli Özel, ECFR Council Member and Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and ECFR's Vessela Tcherneva on the upcoming Turkish constitutional referendum and Turkey's EU membership prospects.
The podcast was recorded in Brussels on 24 March 2017.