Experts & Staff


Josef Janning

Head, ECFR Berlin
Senior Policy Fellow

Languages: English, German
Areas of Expertise: European integration; EU reform; European foreign and security policy; EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy; Europe in the world; global governance; German foreign and security policy; transatlantic relations; Europe/Asia

Josef Janning is a senior policy fellow and head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include European integration, EU reform, European and German foreign and security policy, global governance and transatlantic relations.

Janning joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in April 2014 as senior policy fellow in the Berlin office. From 2013 to 2014 he was a Mercator Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he served as Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. Between 2001 and 2010, Janning led the international policy work as Senior Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation, a major private German foundation. Earlier positions in his career include Deputy Director of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at Munich University from 1995-2007. Previously, he has held teaching positions at the University of Mainz, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a guest professorship at Renmin University of Beijing. He has worked with leading think tanks in Europe, the US and Asia, and engaged in and led various international study groups, high-level groups and commissions.
Janning has published widely on European affairs, International Relations, EU foreign and security policy, German foreign and Europe policy as well as global affairs. On these issues he is also a frequent commentator with German and international media.

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Latest from Josef Janning

  • SWR 2

    13th March, 2019

    Two weeks before the official  Brexit date, Josef Janning discusses the possibility of a hard Brexit on SWR2. 

    Deutschlandfunk

    09th March, 2019

    In an interview with Deutschlandfunk, Josef Janning discusses an offer by the EU, which would allow Northern Ireland to remain in the customs union, even if the UK leaves it. 

    SWR2

    28th February, 2019

    The main source of the toxic political climate in the UK is the conflict among the tories, states Josef Janning with respect to the debate in the house of commons on how to proceed with Brexit.

    Deutschlandfunk

    27th February, 2019

    Three months before the EP elections "a sharp debate on content" is necessary, says Josef Janning in an interview with Dlf. It is not sufficient for pro-European parties to think themselves on the right side. EU-sceptic parties could occupy up to a third of the seats after the elections.

    El Español

    12th February, 2019

    Josef Janning is quoted on Carles Puigdemont's visit to Berlin. 

    Die Presse

    25th January, 2019

    Josef Janning explains Austria's position within the European Union using the EUCoaltionExplorer and shows that the country has a lot of unused potential.

    Deutschlandfunk

    10th January, 2019

    In this DLF-Interview, Josef Janning explains the importance of the 2019 EP elections for the future of the European Union.

    Valdai Club

    18th December, 2018

    Josef Janning weighs in on the EU Commission's plans for strengthening the Euro for the Valdai Club.

    El Español

    08th December, 2018

    Josef Janning is quoted on Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. 

    ORF

    27th November, 2018

    Who with whom? With the help of the EU Coalition Explorer, ORF presents the most important power alliances in Europe.

Contact

Email: josef.janning@ecfr.eu

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