Articles on ECFR Council

Open letter: Call for a managed return of ISIS foreign fighters (Commentary)

- 26 November 2019

A number of ECFR Council Members urge European governments to immediately begin a programme of managed repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters in Syria.

Flatter and faster: New Western Balkans pathways to the EU (Commentary)

Milica Delevic, Tena Prelec - 24 October 2019

The French veto on North Macedonia EU membership shows that Brussels urgently needs a new approach to EU enlargement

Bewitched by Brexit: Referendums and modern democracy (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 03 September 2019

Brexit is putting parliamentary democracy in question

The Strait of Hormuz: A matter of European policy and European solidarity (Commentary)

Norbert Röttgen - 12 August 2019

Europe needs to ensure freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz independently of the US - and avoid escalating conflict

Europe risks irrelevance in the age of great power competition (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 22 July 2019

An unpredictable US, rising China and revanchist Russia pose serious strategic challenges 

Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to EU foreign policy (Commentary)

- 22 July 2019

Now that Ursula von der Leyen has been appointed European Commission President, European governments must turn their focus on how Europe can stand up for itself and its citizens

Time for deputy prime ministers for European affairs (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 05 July 2019

Member states are seizing power back from Brussels – but instead they should be engaging ever more deeply

ECFR mourns the loss of Albert Rohan (Commentary)

Mark Leonard, Mabel van Oranje - 13 June 2019

Founding Council Member Albert Rohan has passed away at the age of 83

Open letter: The US and the Iran Nuclear Deal (Commentary)

- 09 May 2019

A European Joint Call on the US to Reconsider its Approach to the JCPOA. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it. 

Open letter: EU action for peace in Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

- 17 April 2019

An open letter by high-ranking former European Union officials urges Europe to reject a United States Middle East plan in the case that it promotes unequal rights between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it.