Articles on ECFR Council

The Brussels “kicking post”: Polarised debate on the EU (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 19 October 2018

ECFR Council Member Caroline de Gruyter sounds off on the state of debate in Europe and the importance of nuanced arguments

The rise of Estonia’s radical right: to engage or not to engage? (Commentary)

Kristi Raik - 15 October 2018

The rise of the right-wing party EKRE in Estonia is putting in question the country's political landscape ahead of the parliamentary elections in March 

Winning peace (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 13 October 2018

The end of the first world war with its history, remembrance, and challenges | Speech by Carl Bildt

Breaking old habits in the Balkans (Commentary)

Robert Cooper - 26 September 2018

Opinions cost nothing, but it is not our opinions that matter - let's not take sides before we know what has been proposed

No silver ballot: The problems with a Donbas referendum (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 01 August 2018

The war in Donbas is Europe's worst active conflict - a referendum would not help 

Spain’s new-found European destiny (Commentary)

Cristina Manzano, Javi Lopez - 13 July 2018

Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government

Why Europe is very nervous about a Trump-Putin summit (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 11 July 2018

In a Trump-Putin meeting, who gets the show, and who gets the substance? 

The EU’s decisive moment in Poland (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz & Piotr Buras - 26 June 2018

The struggle for the rule of law in Poland has reached a critical stage - what will the EU do about it?

A new approach for western Balkans enlargement (Commentary)

Hannes Swoboda & Maria Eleni Koppa - 13 June 2018

A three-step approach on a “more for more” basis will bring the EU and the countries of the western Balkans closer together.