The EU has taken a major step forward in protecting its interests from harmful foreign investments and takeovers. Follow ECFR’s new tracker to keep up to date with this important geopolitical challenge.
The reputation of Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden as ‘frugal states’ does not reflect public sentiment in these countries
Can America Come Back, as Biden announced? Mark Leonard debates the idea with Joseph S. Nye
Restoring independence to the judiciary and strengthening the rule of law are key to the country’s future stability and success
A new US administration takes charge in Washington in January 2021, with Joe Biden at the helm. While many on this side of the pond breathe a sigh of relief, there is much work to be done for Europe. ECFR’s experts explore the issues.
This could be the moment to build a more balanced transatlantic relationship, with Europeans showing the US where we need it to engage, and how – rather than simply waiting for cues from Washington
The geopolitical grouping known as the “frugal four” — Austria, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands — has emerged as a key power centre in this year’s negotiations over the EU’s next budget and the covid-19 recovery fund. Does “frugality” actually reflect the public sentiment in those countries?
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The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war holds important lessons for European defence. European governments should study it urgently.
France and Germany have different priorities, but both partners come to the same conclusion: Europe must do more
The Egyptian regime has shown that it is prepared to give ground on individual cases or pieces of legislation in the face of concerted pressure
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Piotr Buras comments on Kaczyński's difficult political position with regard to the protests that are shaking Poland
Susi Dennison presents ECFR's latest polling results and policy brief on the "frugal" countries.
Jana Puglierin notes that NATO and the European Union are fundamental to Germany.
Teresa Coratella analyses how the election of Joe Biden could relaunch the dialogue between European institutions and Visegrad countries, in particular Poland and Hungary.
Regional organisations have proliferated in Africa, with many organisations attempting to address similar issues in similar parts of the continent. Europeans should take stock of the situation they have helped create.
In its remaining months, the German Council presidency could use this momentum to create institutional structures to improve the EU’s capacity to act
Os planos de Portugal para a presidência da UE centram-se nas prioridades europeias para o mundo pré-coronavírus
European governments need a deeper engagement strategy to draw these powerful actors into inclusive political processes and power-sharing structures that can help stabilise the region
If the EU is to be more geopolitically influential in its own neighbourhood, it needs to start developing strategic security partnerships with key neighbours to the east and the south