Articles on Wider Europe

“1 in 5 million”: Mounting pressure in Balkan protests (Commentary)

Alida Vračić - 15 January 2019

New civil protests are laying bare growing forms of repression across the Western Balkans

Happy Christmas, Ukraine (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 09 January 2019

On 7 January, Ukrainians celebrated a double-holiday: Orthodox Christmas and the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox church

Into the jungle (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 08 January 2019

Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of normative unity may actually be helpful.

Nord Stream 2: ECFR opinions (Commentary)

Piotr Buras & Josef Janning & Kadri Liik & Nicu Popescu - 20 December 2018

Nord Stream 2 is a contentious project - here, ECFR experts weigh in on the debate with an array of opinions on the topic

Romania ahead of the EU presidency (Commentary)

Luka Orešković - 11 December 2018

Bucharest should use the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council to work on the country’s European image

Dire strait: Russian naval aggression and Ukrainian politics (Commentary)

Petro Burkovskyi, Oleksiy Haran - 05 December 2018

Kyiv has imposed martial law as a legal framework within which to mobilise national defence, in case Russia engages in coercion designed to establish a new status quo in the Sea of Azov

Wildest Dream: A costly election for Georgia’s ruling party (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 30 November 2018

This week, Georgians chose a new president in a controversial election. Now, they have to live up to their promises

Ukraine’s new front is Europe’s big challenge (Commentary)

Carl Bildt, Nicu Popescu - 28 November 2018

There’s plenty Europe should do to push back against Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region