Articles on ECFR Council

Saving global Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Guerot and Daniel Korski - 16 June 2008

Europe's citizens - and the world - need an EU that can act more effectively abroad. Failure by European leaders to create such a Union would have serious repercussions.

Money Talks (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 25 April 2008

The EU's success will be measured against its ability to act on the global stage, so its governments will have to allocate more towards a common EU foreign policy.

We need a benign European hydra to advance the cause of democracy (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 17 April 2008

Our continent's diversity should let us promote freedom without the taint of Bush's neocon project imposed by force.

Behold a European foreign policy (Commentary)

Andrew Duff - 09 April 2008

At last week's summit in Bucharest, the EU has confounded hard-liners in Washington and Moscow by deciding to revitalise NATO.

From the Big Three to the Weimar Triangle (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 04 April 2008

If the EU is to face up to its global ambitions, a revitalized Weimar triangle needs to take on more political leadership.

The threat of a boycott (Commentary)

John Fox - 28 March 2008

European leaders need to follow France and Poland's example and take a tougher line on China, with real political threats, if the situation in Tibet does not improve.

Acting as one: Europe's diplomatic service (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 03 March 2008

With the Lisbon Treaty still to be ratified, discussions of the EEAS are limited and proposals modest. But the EEAS could bring a revolutionary improvement in the EU's ability to act abroad - if bold thinking is allowed.

A united Europe must stand up to Russia (Commentary)

TIMOTHY GARTON ASH - 28 February 2008

The Russian presidential election is such a cliffhanger. Will it be the rising star Dmitry "Obamovich" Medvedev? Or the veteran Gennady "McCainovich" Zyuganov? Aren't we on the edge of our seats?

State building and the EU's supra-national momentum (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 08 February 2008

Kosovo's imminent independence - while the right course - raises difficult questions about some elements of the European project.

The EU and Iraq: starting to find a strategy? (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 26 January 2008

The EU is increasingly detached from efforts to stabilise Iraq. But EU governments cannot afford to ignore the situation there, and should use the year ahead to identify strategies to assist Iraq alongside the next US administration.