Articles on View from the Capitals

How should Europe respond to Russia? The Italian view (Commentary)

Nathalie Tocci - 18 November 2014

The Ukraine crisis has marked a gradual structural shift in Italian foreign policy towards Russia.

How should Europe respond to Russia? The Polish view (Commentary)

Marek Menkiszak - 18 November 2014

The crisis in Ukraine is not about the rights of ethnic Russians, but rather Moscow's desire to destabilise Ukraine and re-establish strategic control of the region.

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

Dimitar Bechev & Silvia Francescon & Ulrike Guérot & Thomas Klau & José Ignacio Torreblanca & Mark Leonard & Jonas Parello-Plesner - 21 November 2012

On Thursday EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the EU budget for the next seven years. ECFR experts in Spain, the UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy tell us what to expect. 


The EU summit: View from the capitals (Commentary)

ECFR - 17 October 2012

In the run-up to the EU summit in Brussels this Thursday, ECFR staff members from Paris, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw, Madrid and London have contributed to our “View from the Capitals” series. What do our experts think of the respective national positions ahead of the European Council, and what are the governments most concerned about?


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.