Articles on ECFR Council

Is peace in Donbas possible? (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 October 2017

An ambitious international peacekeeping and transition operation is badly needed in the Donbas.

Russia and the West: Handling the clash of worldviews (Commentary)

Vygaudas Usackas - 04 October 2017

While defending the EU's interests and values, we should continue to retain bridges with the Russian people.

A normative crisis: How to protect democratic values in Europe (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz - 19 September 2017

New financial mechanisms are needed to support civic initiatives to strengthen democratic values in Member States.

If Trump blows up the Iran deal, he’ll cause a meltdown in Europe, too (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 02 August 2017

The Iran agreement isn’t about Iran alone. It’s about upholding confidence in the international order.

Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 23 June 2017

Fears about political and economic marginalisation have damped the spread of new EU-optimism to Central Europe.

The liberation of Europe (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 May 2017

The remaining 27 EU members have turned the page after Brexit much faster than the UK itself.

From Ankara to Paris: Europe’s fateful week (Commentary)

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - 19 April 2017

The European Union is the most endangered contender in this weekend’s French election.

We know the price of appeasement. That’s why we must stand up to Viktor Orbán (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 12 April 2017

This appeasement has to stop. If Hungary’s anti-liberal, nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, persists in his attempts to close down the country’s best and most independent university, and continues to erode liberal democracy in many other ways, then the EU’s powerful grouping of centre-right parties must expel Orbán’s party from its ranks.

Remembering Carme Chacón (Commentary)

ECFR staff - 10 April 2017

ECFR is extremely saddened to hear of the untimely passing of our friend, Carme Chacón.