Articles on ECFR Council

Spending to defend: NATO and the EU’s new budget (Commentary)

Hanna Ojanen - 06 November 2018

The European Union’s spending priorities in the next budget round could support both NATO’s changing defence requirements, and the EU’s standing with its own citizens, says ECFR Council Member Hanna Ojanen

Can Europe strengthen its “economic sovereignty”? (Commentary)

Daniel Daianu - 05 November 2018

ECFR Council Member Daniel Daianu sounds off on Europe's economic sovereignty, the risks of avoiding integration, and the need for strong political will

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?