Articles on European Power

Can Belarus become a success story of European security? (Commentary)

Yauheni Preiherman - 21 February 2019

Western observers continue to misread Belarus – and to overlook the strengthened diplomatic and security roles it could play in eastern Europe

Austria’s toughest EU presidency (Commentary)

Sofia Maria Satanakis - 18 February 2019

Although Austria has the potential to influence EU policymaking more, the country often stands in its own way.

Don't expect fireworks at Munich (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 15 February 2019

Troubles back home, not international affairs, will dominate Europe’s top security meetup.

The underestimated economic threat from the White House (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 February 2019

Given changing global growth dynamics, Donald Trump’s trade policies might just transform from a nuisance into a threat to the euro area’s recovery

Hungary for more: Viktor Orbán’s new European battles (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 13 February 2019

ECFR’s EU28 Survey reveals that Hungary manages to outpoll even the United Kingdom as the “most disappointing” EU member state. But May’s European Parliament poll is likely to see it dig in rather than change course.

Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 12 February 2019

The yellow vests could have more influence than expected on the debates leading up to the European Parliament election

America the Mercenary: Trump’s plan to bill NATO (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 12 February 2019

The Trump administration reduces NATO to a bill owed to the United States, at the cost of sacrificing political solidarity across the Atlantic. 

Can Slovakia and the Czech Republic overcome Europe’s east-west divide? (Commentary)

Almut Möller & Milan Nič - 11 February 2019

Prague and Bratislava can jointly develop a more visible profile within the Visegrad 4 group and counter the overall dominance of Hungary and Poland

Trading with Iran via the special purpose vehicle: How it can work (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 07 February 2019

On 31 January, Germany, France and Britain announced the establishment of a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade with Iran

How to restore democracy in Venezuela (Commentary)

Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 February 2019

A conversation between Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca on the situation in Venezuela and the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency