Views from the Council
Caroline de Gruyter - 3 September, 2019
Brexit is putting parliamentary democracy in question
23 May, 2019
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.
Tarek Megerisi - 18 April, 2019
The UK, Germany, and Italy are forming a common position following the latest Libya offensive. This should form the core of Europeans exerting greater collective influence over events there
Mark Leonard - 3 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…
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War and pieces: Political divides in southern Yemen
London - 06 Feb 20
A lunch discussion on the recent challenges emerging from the Yemeni conflict and the EU's role
Repatriating the children of ISIS members: the need for a pan-European effort
London - 06 Nov 19
An off-the-record discussion on the need for a pan-European effort for repatriating the children of ISIS members
Supporting Israeli-Palestinian Civil Society: What is the Future of International Funding?
London - 08 Oct 19
A lunchtime discussion on the future of international funding for Israeli-Palestinian NGOs and the challenges it faces
Artificial Intelligence and autonomy in warfare: the European approach
London - 03 Sep 19
A discussion workshop on Artificial Intelligence’s impact on geopolitics and warfare and what it means for Europe
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?
Turkey and the Transatlantic Alliance: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East
London - 25 Apr 19
How can differences between the US, EU, and Turkey be successful navigated in the Middle East?
Nick Witney - 14 November, 2017
Europe must help May sugar-coat the very bitter pills the Brits are going to have to swallow.
Mark Leonard - 5 October, 2017
In the past 20 years, the UK and Germany have switched positions, with the latter now representing openness while the former has come to embody backward-looking nationalism. But there is no reason to believe that the two countries won't swap places again.
Nick Witney - 20 September, 2017
If she does not, the Johnson sabotage effort will have succeeded, and the outlook for the negotiations and the country’s future will be grim indeed.
Nick Witney - 30 August, 2017
What do we know about Brexit?
Christoph Klavehn - 17 August, 2017
By leaving the EU Britain gives up unique ties and influence with its EU partners. They are fast adapting.
Christel Zunneberg - 16 August, 2017
The Franco-German axis, the Big Three and the Weimar Triangle, are all well-known constellations of European heavyweights. ECFR’s EU28 Survey allows for dissecting the complex relations within ‘the Big Six’, evaluating these and other bilateral and…
Susi Dennison - 19 April, 2017
The Prime Minister’s opportunistic decision to capitalise on her strong domestic standing is complicated by the international context.
Andrew Gilmore - 13 April, 2017
In an already divided society, the uncertainty of Brexit could breed instability.
Nick Witney - 21 March, 2017
Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.
Mark Leonard - 18 January, 2017
Mark Leonard speaks with Tom Nuttall, The Economist's Charlemagne columnist, about Theresa May's Brexit speech.