This week saw the first official publication of our reinvention project: Mark Leonard’s essay on ‘Four scenarios for the reinvention of Europe’. The paper deals with the fundamental challenge that lies behind the euro crisis – that of Europe’s declining power – and brings in a discussion of the tensions between populism, legitimacy and technocracy and the near-collapse of the EU’s political system. Also on the reinvention theme:
This time last week many members of ECFR’s staff were in Pristina for the inaugural Germia Hill conference, jointly organised with the Kosovan MFA. The conference looked at South Eastern Europe in a multipolar world, and was a great success (my colleague Pirro Venglu has posted some photos on our Facebook account).
Lastly, I’ve just published the third of four audio podcasts from the open session at our recent Council Meeting (‘the politics of the euro crisis’). You can listen to it here; part 1 is here and part 2 is here. I will publish the final chunk of a genuinely fascinating session with a stellar cast next week.
That’s it for this week, although we have another busy week ahead with two publications planned, and much more besides. You can also keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter (@ecfrheadlines), or track down our podcasts on itunes or podhoster.com.
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