The remarkable rise of continental Euroscepticism (Commentary)
A new ECFR analysis shows that trust in the EU has plummeted across the continent. Both southern debtors and northern creditors feel like they are victims.
Do we need a European Margaret Thatcher? (Commentary)
- 17 April 2013
British public opinion is polarised over the legacy of Margaret Thatcher. But whether she was right or wrong she recognised the need for fundamental change in Britain in the 1970s - and that is something that Europe could learn from now.
For a European Republic (Commentary)
Robert Menasse - 11 April 2013
Whether political leaders or citizens, the pragmatics have failed to build a prosperous and wholly democratic EU. The system we live in neither provides for nor admits any legitimate representation for the citizens of Europe. Now it’s the turn of the dreamers. Today, they are the true realists.
Fragmentation in the EU makes it increasingly difficult for member states to build coalitions. The EU Coalition Explorer reveals potential new groupings.
by Susi Dennison, Mark Leonard, and Pawel Zerka
With Teresa Coratella, Josef Janning, Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz, and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 19th June, 2019
The results of the European election confront EU leaders with a considerable challenge: navigating a new, more fragmented, and polarised political environment
by Susi Dennison, Mark Leonard, Adam Lury - 16th May, 2019
Support for membership of the European Union is currently high, but so too is pessimism about the future of the European project.
by Kevin Cunningham, Simon Hix, and Michael Marsh, with Susi Dennison - 23rd April, 2019
What Europeans really want: Five myths debunked
New ECFR/YouGov research reveals huge fluidity in current voting intentions: 70 percent of Europeans certain to vote are yet to make their choice. Nearly 100m swing voters are up for grabs.
The 2019 European election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck Europe and what can be done to stop it
Eyes tight shut: European attitudes towards nuclear deterrence
Europeans remain unwilling to renew their thinking on nuclear deterrence, despite growing strategic instability. Their stated goal of “strategic autonomy” will remain an empty phrase until they engage seriously on this matter.
This intellectual under-investment looks set to continue despite: a revived debate “German bomb” debate; a new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; and the collapse of the INF treaty.
Attitudes to nuclear deterrence differ radically from country to country – something which any new engagement on the nuclear dimension will have to contend with. And, while many governments and their voting publics are aligned in attitudes, in some crucial players like Germany the government and public are at loggerheads.
No European initiative to declare strategic nuclear autonomy is yet practicable but a strategy to hedge for future uncertainties is available.
As a first step, the UK and France should convert the idea of a European deterrent from mere notion into credible offer, by thickening their bilateral nuclear cooperation and sending growing signals that indicate their readiness to protect others.
Le podcast de notre BCM du 24 juin « What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea? » en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, directeur du programme Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, Delphine O, ambassadrice et secrétaire générale de la Conférence mondiale de l’ONU et John Nilsson-Wright, senior fellow au programme AsiaPacific de Chatman House.
At our recent event in London, ECFR's Director Mark Leonard and MEP candidates Laura Parker, Jan Vincent-Rostowski, Irina von Wiese and Shahrar Ali, moderated by Mary Kaldor, discussed what to expect from this week’s European elections in the United Kingdom.
At the Humbold Symposium 2019 in Berlin, ECFR's director Mark Leonard moderated a panel discussion with Katarina Barley; German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection; Damian Boeselager, Vice-President of Volt Europa; Nicola Beer, General Secretary of the Free Democratic Party; Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament; Daniel Caspary, Chairman of the German CDU/CSU-delegation in the European Parliament. Among others, the panel discussed the Spitzenkandidaten process, new models of digital taxation, and what to do with Viktor Orban.
Podcast de notre conférence du 24 avril « L'avenir de la démocratie en Europe » en partenariat avec la Revue Esprit, en présence d’Ivan Krastev, président du Centre for Liberal Strategies et co-fondateur de l’ECFR, Vincent Martigny, chercheur associé au Centre de recherches politiques de Science Po, Susi Dennison, directrice du programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR et de Tara Varma, directrice adjointe du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR.
Podcast de notre BCM du 10 avril « L’état des opinions européennes à l’aube des élections de mai 2019 » en présence de Natalie Nougayrède, chroniqueuse pour The Guardian, Guillaume Liegey, PDG et fondateur de Liegey Muller Pons et modéré par Susi Dennison, directrice du programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR.
Mark Leonard speaks with Simon Kuper, Tara Varma and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil about the Yellow Vest Movement, and whetherit’s only a French phenomenon. The podcast was recorded on 21 March 2019.
Sur le fil de l'asile by Pasquale Brice
Harcelées by Astrid de Villaines
Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain by Fintan O’Toole
Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France by Christophe Guilluy & Malcolm DeBevoise
The 2019 European Election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck European and what can be done to stop it by Susi Dennison and Pawel Zerka
Why Viktor Orbán and his allies won’t win the EU elections by Ivan Krastev
Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe? by Tara Varma
Podcast de notre discussion du 5 mars « Défense européenne : le couple franco-allemand au pied du mur » en présence d'Ulrike Esther Franke, chercheuse au programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR, Olivier de France, directeur de recherche à l’IRIS et modéré par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l’ECFR.
Direct from the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke and Jonathan Hackenbroich share their post-conference insights. They discuss speeches by German chancellor Angela Merkel, US vice-president Mike Pence, and Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson, and talk about their favourite side-events.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Light that Failed: How the West Won the Cold War But Lost the Peace by Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes (forthcoming September 2019)
The podcast was recorded on 17 February 2017.
Video: Ivan Krastev on fears and hopes ahead of the European Parliament election
Ivan Krastev - 09 May 2019
Ivan Krastev talks from Warsaw on how voters in many EU countries are more worried about nationals leaving the country than about foreigners coming in, as a recent ECFR survey shows.
Video: “War and Peace: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?”
Mark Leonard - 26 April 2019
Mark Leonard participates in a debate organised by The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) in London.
Video: The Four Crises of Europe: Felipe González and the European Elections
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 April 2019
ECFR Madrid sits down with former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González to discuss topics such as the state of the European Union ahead of May's European Parliament elections, the rise of Eurosceptic parties, Brexit, and relations with the US and Russia.
Video: How to restore democracy in Venezuela? Interview with Felipe González
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 February 2019
ECFR Madrid in collaboration with Fundación Felipe González recorded a conversation between former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González and Head of the ECFR Madrid Office José Ignacio Torreblanca on the situation in Venezuela and the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency.
Video: Video: A new European security in a new strategic environment
Katharina Botel-Azzinnaro - 21 June 2018
How can security be achieved in an age of connectivity?
Folkemødet: The hope and fear paradox
- 15 Jun 19
Panel discussion at the Folkemødet with Susanne Baumann, Lykke Friis, Stina Soewarta and Catharina Sørensen
The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace after Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’
Berlin - 13 Jun 19
Discussion of the US 'peace' plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and EU's position and role in the peace process.
¿Qué Europa quieres?: Una conversación con Josep Borrell
Madrid - 06 Jun 19
La oficina de Madrid del Consejo Europeo de Relaciones Exteriores (ECFR) organiza el evento, "¿Qué Europa quieres? Una conversación con Josep Borrell".
Ce que veulent les citoyens européens : un bilan des élections européennes
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning avec Susi Dennison, Pierre Vimont, Pawel Zerka et modéré par Laure Mandeville, sur le thème : « Ce que veulent les citoyens européens : un bilan des élections européennes ».
What Europeans Really Want: Fears and Hopes before the European Elections
- 21 May 19
Panel discussion: "What Europeans Really Want: Fears and Hopes before the European Elections", with Ingrid Steiner-Gashi, Piotr Buras, Ivan Krastev, Ulrike Lunacek and Ivan Vejvoda