Articles on EU instruments

Will Europe hold together after Paris? (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 16 November 2015

Beneath the talk of unity and common anxiety, three dividing lines are opening up across Europe - how they are resolved will determine whether the EU emerges stronger with its values intact.

Burden sharing, where art thou? (Commentary)

Angeliki Dimitriadi - 11 November 2015

With winter approaching, the EU needs to up its game on refugee burden sharing

Refugee road to nowhere: the Western Balkans (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva & Fredrik Wesslau - 30 October 2015

The refugee crisis is placing a huge strain on the countries of the Western Balkans – the EU cannot afford for them to break.

Russia in Syria: Counterattacking at the UN (Commentary)

Richard Gowan & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 13 October 2015

European leaders need to find a way to put President Putin back on the diplomatic defensive and the UN may be the best place for them to act.

Europe’s Entanglement with Asia Minor (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 October 2015

The challenge of Syria could become an opportunity for Germany to define its position in the terms of a well-understood European interest.

Welcome to New York! (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 25 September 2015

It's not easy being a European in the Big Apple ahead of UN General Assembly

Ten home truths on Europe's refugee crisis (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Dina Pardijs & Nick Witney - 22 September 2015

ECFR experts highlight ten key areas of attention for policy makers dealing with the refugee crisis.

Divided Poland faces foreign policy crossroads (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 22 September 2015

The refugee crisis has brought to a head simmering divisions within Polish society – with potentially far reaching consequences.

If Europe wants people to stop drowning, it needs to let them fly (Commentary)

Dimi Reider - 22 September 2015

Scrapping an outdated EU directive that bars refugees from flying could save thousands of lives and break the smuggling economy. 

European countries edge towards war on terror (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 09 September 2015

British drone strikes on jihadists in Syria are part of a European trend towards US-style military responses to terrorism overseas