Articles

Europe’s migration lessons for Japan (Commentary)

Irina Angelescu - 15 November 2018

Japan's workforce is ageing fast and lawmakers are working to reform the country's immigration laws - what lessons can Europe teach Japan?

Slovenia’s Greta Garbo syndrome (Commentary)

Marko Lovec - 15 November 2018

Findings from ECFR’s EU28 survey suggest that Slovenia has such a high expectation of potential partners that it risks to end up alone

Hudayda’s collapsing stalemate: A new act in the Yemen war (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 14 November 2018

Stockholm is set to host peace talks later this month to end the war in Yemen, but those may now be postponed due to a new outbreak of violence in the country 

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region

Russia’s hired guns in Africa (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 12 November 2018

The involvement of Russian private military companies in Africa is rapidly growing, and with it, their political and economic influence

Living on the edge: Could Bulgaria ally with the Visegrád group? (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 09 November 2018

Frustration with Bulgaria’s marginalized position in the EU may prompt politicians in Sofia to rethink its attitude towards Europe

The promise of Palermo: Uniting the strands of Europe’s Libya policy (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 08 November 2018

On 12 and 13 November, Italy is hosting a conference on Libyan stabilisation in Palermo which hopes to fix the floundering international mission in the country

The foundation of a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

​Georgi Pirinski - 08 November 2018

European sovereignty can only be attained with the consent of its peoples, and with the protection of social solidarity and security, says Council Member Georgi Pirinski

America’s latest wave of Iran sanctions (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 06 November 2018

The US has re-imposed its sanctions on Iran; the final part of our sanctions mini-series explains how the US will implement them

Spending to defend: NATO and the EU’s new budget (Commentary)

Hanna Ojanen - 06 November 2018

The European Union’s spending priorities in the next budget round could support both NATO’s changing defence requirements, and the EU’s standing with its own citizens, says ECFR Council Member Hanna Ojanen