In an increasingly troubled time for the European Union, Sir Menzies Campbell, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Prof Maurice Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann and John Peet discuss the upcoming European parliamentary elections, and how their outcome will affect the EU and Britain's role in it.
Following decades of achievement in conflict resolution and a 6-year tenure as Finland's president, Mr Ahtisaari was instrumental in launching the European Council on Foreign Relations in October 2007. He is currently a member of ECFR's Board and one of the organisation's three co-chairs.
"It's wonderful to see that President Ahtisaari's long-standing commitment to peace and practical work in solving many of the world's most intractable conflicts has been recognised. We congratulate him on the honour," said ECFR's Executive Director, Mark Leonard.
Marta Dassù on ECFR trip to Moscow and on how Russia sees the Ukrainian crisis
Stefan Meister on the escalation in Eastern Ukraine
Josef Janning on separatist tendencies in Europe
Stefan Meister on the EU's hesitant stance on sanctions