The man nominated to encourage democratic norms among the EU’s neighbours has overseen the degradation of Hungary’s own standards. The damage could already be done.
Economic freedom vs security cooperation- Malta's commitment to EU integrations remains fragmented by national interests.
Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of normative unity may actually be helpful.
This month's proposal for strengthening Frontex shows the EU is privileging the protection of state borders over the protection of people's lives
As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.
Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.
Two views from our Council members on Spain’s new foreign policy direction under the new Socialist government
The 22 June migration mini-summit only underlined differences of national approaches to the crisis - but it will take creative thinking to solve it
Angela Merkel is in a race against time to fulfil a pledge for a new Europe-wide migration policy if she is to keep her conservative coalition together
Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.
Keynote speech at ECFR's Annual Council Meeting in Paris 29 May. 2018. Check against delivery.
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