Brexit has broken the UK, but can it mend Europe? (Commentary)
Olivier de France - 19 June 2019
As the Conservative Party works to find a new leader, Brexit has never been further out of the UK's grasp. Has Brexit made any real progress?
Germany and the crisis of Atlanticism (Commentary)
Josef Janning - 11 June 2019
With the US opting out of its traditional European role, the "German question" has returned. And European leaders will need to make sacrifices if they are to address it.
European cohesion and the Visegrád group: The importance of hearts and minds (Commentary)
Oľga Gyárfášová - 29 May 2019
Where structural cohesion increases but individual cohesion declines, Euroscepticism can still thrive. The Visegrad countries need to invest in people's European experiences.
The pro-European majority are speaking. But what are they saying? (Commentary)
Zsuzsanna Szelényi - 23 May 2019
European politicians need to pick voters’ legitimate worries out amid the noise of populist fear-mongering. And then they need to provide leadership to address these worries.
Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)
Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019
A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections
Spain: The European oasis (Commentary)
Gisela Hernandez & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019
Spaniards remain fervent believers in the European project despite the lasting effects of 2008 financial crisis.
Election 2019: What Germany’s parties want for Europe (Commentary)
Almut Möller - 21 May 2019
Political leaders are jostling for space in a crowded field. But German voters appear to be enjoying the show
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.
The 2019 European election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck Europe and what can be done to stop it
EU Coalition Explorer
by Rethink: Europe - 30th October, 2018
The EU Coalition Explorer shows the potential for future coalition building between the EU member states.
by Richard Gowan - 08th May, 2018
by Ulrike Esther Franke - 17th April, 2018
Polls and interviews conducted for the paper indicate that German millennials are surprisingly conservative and liable to status quo bias.
Eine Podiumsdiskussion mit
Anne-Marie Descôtes, Botschafterin der Französischen Republik in Deutschland
Michael Roth, Staatsminister für Europa, Auswärtiges Amt
Moderation: Lykke Friis, Korrespondentin Berlingske, dänische Ministerin für Klima und Energie a.D.
Input: Josef Janning, Leiter ECFR Berlin und Senior Policy Fellow
Mehr Informationen unter: https://www.ecfr.eu/eucoalitionexplorer
The postwar liberal order has weakened whilst liberal democracy appears fragile and polarised. Mark Leonard speaks with Professor John Ikenberry from Princeton University about the decline of faith in democracy and whether Europe can save the world order.
Richard Cobden, The Apostle Of Free Trade: His Political Career And Public Services
Can Europe save the world order? by Anthony Dworkin and Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard speaks with Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, about the potential damage to content providers that could follow from the US Federal Communication Commission’s decision to discard net neutrality. The podcast was recorded on 18 December 2017.
Everyobody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Mark Leonard speaks with Shahin Vallée, former Economic Advisor to the President of the European Council and to Emmanuel Macron when he was French Economy Minister. They discuss what Macron’s plans are for Europe and what it might lead to.
L’Art de perdre by Alice Zeniter
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses the consequences of the German political crisis for Germany and for Europe with ECFR's Berlin office director, Josef Janning, and policy fellow, Ulrike Franke.
The podcast was recorded on 22nd November 2017.
Ivan Krastev, After Europe
Richard Youngs, Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU
H.G. Wells, The War in the Air
Timothy Garton Ash, "It’s the Kultur, Stupid", in NY Review of Books, December 2017
In this new episode of our summer series, ECFR's director Mark Leonard and Policy Fellow Anthony Dworkin talk with Martin Wolf about the economic origins of the populist surge that is undermining the liberal order.
**Disclaimer: Imperfect audio quality
Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.
Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis
Martin Wolf's columns in the Financial Times.
Stephen King, Sleeping Beauties
Wolfgang Streeck, Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
Walter Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
ECFR’s Anthony Dworkin is joined by Gary Gibbon, the political editor of Channel 4 News, and Susi Dennison, the head of ECFR's European Power programme, to discuss what the Tories, Britain and the EU want after Brexit.
The podcast was recorded on 6th October 2017.
Yanis Varoufakis, Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment
Ivan Krastev, After Europe
Graham Stewart, Burying Caesar : Churchill, Chamberlain And The Battle For The Tory Party
Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America
Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, The Internationalists
Video: Europe in the German Elections
- 18 September 2017
Everything you need to know about the German elections: Which parties are in the running to form a government, and what are the implications for European and foreign policy?
Video: Macron vs. Le Pen: the French decide on Europe's future
- 05 May 2017
The showdown Macron vs. Le Pen will define France and, potentially, Europe for years to come. Watch a quick run through these two radically different policy agendas.
Video: French Election: What foreign policy for France in 2017?
- 21 April 2017
Where the candidates stand on European and foreign policy in a 2-minute explainer video.
Video: The world according to Europe’s insurgent parties
- 13 September 2016
Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton, discusses how Europe's foreign policy is being affected by insurgent parties.
Video: Scotland’s future in Europe
- 12 September 2016
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson MSP, spells out her alternative plan for Scotland in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Video: ¿Alcanzará el Reino Unido el acuerdo que necesita para quedarse en la UE?
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 October 2015
José I. Torreblanca sobre Brexit en el BCM de ECFR el 14 de octubre de 2015 en Londres.
Video: Joaquín Almunia y José Ignacio Torreblanca sobre el tercer rescate a Grecia
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 16 July 2015
Joaquín Almunia y José Ignacio Torreblanca analizan el futuro de Grecia tras el tercer rescate y el futuro diseño de la Eurozona.
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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
Expecting the Unexpected?: the UK & the 2019 European elections
London - 21 May 19
With the UK now participating in the European Parliament elections, commentators have touted them as second referendum on Brexit. But what will mobilise voters to turn out, and what should we expect from the outcome? Will an anti-EU block emerge as the new political force, or will younger, pro-Europeans mobilise around an optimistic and progressive vision for Europe? and what does the result mean for the of Europe?
A la recherche d’une souveraineté européenne
Paris - 17 May 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning, en partenariat Women In International Security (WIIS) France et WIIS Allemagne, en présence de Claudia Major, Veronika Wand-Danielsson et modéré par Tara Varma, sur le thème suivant : « A la recherche d'une souveraineté européenne ».