Articles on Konstanty Gebert

Sanctions: a useful but flawed alternative to war (Commentary)

Konstanty Gebert - 15 January 2013

Sanctions are the EU's sole coercive instrument of power short of military action (Brussels, mercifully, does not engage in warfare). The EU needs to understand their impact so that it can use them more effectively.   


Why Poland is the new France for Germany (Commentary)

Konstanty Gebert & Ulrike Guérot - 19 October 2012

Germany and Poland have become close political allies. The future of the European Union may be decided in Berlin and Warsaw. But has Poland replaced France as Germany's most trusted European partner? 


The EU summit: the view from the capitals (Commentary)

Marco de Andreis & Konstanty Gebert & François Godement & Ulrike Guérot & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 27 June 2012

How does the EU summit look from Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Warsaw, and what are the expectations? Four of ECFR's experts tell us how they see the gathering of EU leaders and whether anybody should be optimistic about the outcome.


Reinventing Europe: Poland and the euro crisis (Commentary)

Konstanty Gebert - 07 February 2012

As part of the ‘Reinvention of Europe’ project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states about the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The first paper in the series examines the Polish situation.


Why the EU should abstain on the Palestinian issue in the UNGA (Commentary)

Konstanty Gebert - 14 September 2011

Europeans have much to gain from unity during any vote at the United Nations supporting Palestinian statehood. However the best response to a complex situation is to abstain. A response to ECFR's recent memo in favour of a 'yes' vote.