The Zelensky enigma: A different kind of populist (Commentary)
Andreas Umland - 16 April 2019
The second round of Ukraine's election for president takes place on 21 April; the comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky is in the lead
Pioneer and far: Estonia’s European ambitions (Commentary)
Viljar Veebel - 15 April 2019
Estonian expertise can be of great use in strengthening Europe’s digital society, connecting governing institutions and citizens at the EU level, and improving connectivity between European countries.
EU Cohesion Monitor 2019: The untold story of European resilience (Commentary)
Almut Möller - 11 April 2019
ECFR’s newly released Cohesion Monitor charts a decade of upheaval in Europe – and reveals that European cohesion is now, in fact, stronger than in the pre-crisis year of 2007
A blueprint for measuring European cohesion (Commentary)
Christoph Klavehn - 11 April 2019
Learn about the methodological framework of the EU Cohesion Monitor and the quest for better pan-European data.
The unwavering European: Spain and its place in Europe (Commentary)
Laia Mestres - 05 April 2019
ECFR’s Coalition Explorer shows Spain to be an outlier in Europe – as it places great weight on foreign policy. But could new political turbulence thwart its ambitions once more?
Helsinki at the helm: How Finland could lead reform in Europe (Commentary)
Hanna Ojanen - 04 April 2019
Finland’s presidency of the EU this year may turn out to be more reformist than many expect – including even Finland itself
When European politics becomes personal (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 03 April 2019
As the United Kingdom has hurtled ever closer to the Brexit cliff, once-abstract notions of a transcendent European identity have gained substance, and millions of people who still believe in the European project have come out in support of it. The question now is whether the European idea can win out over resurgent nationalism.
Brexit is making Europe stronger (Commentary)
Caroline de Gruyter - 01 April 2019
The EU27 are holding together throughout the twists and turns of Brexit. This is simply because it is in their interest to do so
Shoring up European cohesion: The multiplier effect of political engagement (Commentary)
Timor Landherr & Oliver Unverdorben - 28 March 2019
Only by comprehensively democratising the European project can we meaningfully strengthen European cohesion.
After Prespa: Could the North Macedonia name agreement fall apart? (Commentary)
Constantinos Filis - 28 March 2019
Both North Macedonia and Greece are gearing up for new elections. Political forces on all sides are ready to go into political battle over the Prespa Agreement
by Richard Gowan - 08th May, 2018
Brexit has the potential to upset European coordination on development and human rights across the UN system.
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.
by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018
Despite financial and refugee crises, research suggests the European Union is getting stronger, not weaker.
by Piotr Buras - 07th September, 2017
If Poland continues to drift away from the EU it will not only diminish its own influence, but also undermine the EU’s internal cohesion.
by Mark Leonard - 30th August, 2017
The EU’s survival depends on protecting its citizens from the forces it has created
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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Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à un petit déjeuner en partenariat avec l’Institut Montaigne, en présence de Nicolas Bauquet, Susi Dennison, Catherine Fieschi et modéré par Jean-Christophe Ploquin, sur le thème suivant : « Ce que diront les élections de l'opinion publique européenne ».
L’état des opinions européennes à l’aube des élections de mai 2019
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning, en présence de Natalie Nougayrède, Guillaume Liegey et modéré par Susi Dennison sur le thème suivant : « L’état des opinions européennes à l’aube des élections de mai 2019 ».
Défense européenne : le couple franco-allemand au pied du mur
Paris - 05 Mar 19
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un Black Coffee Morning, en présence d'Ulrike Esther Franke, Olivier de France et Manuel Lafont Rapnouil sur le thème suivant : « Défense européenne : le couple franco-allemand au pied du mur ».
One step closer - Georgia, EU-integration, and the settlement of the frozen conflicts?
Berlin - 28 Feb 19
Black Coffee Morning in cooperation with Georgia's Reforms Associates (GRASS).