Programme entry

View from Rome: Reflection before renewal

Italy sees the European Council as a forum for policy and political discussion, where measures should be debated instead of simply adopted. 

View from Paris: The Syrian prism

'Selective engagement' echoes perfectly France's preferred approach to Russia

View from Berlin: Keeping Europe’s cool

Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering. 

View from Berlin: Keep calm and carry on

Bratislava should be modest in rhetoric and look to develop coalitions for security and growth initiatives

View from Rome: Europe is alive but needs to kick

Bratislava is the perfect opportunity for Europe’s leaders to live up to their responsibilities in delivering concrete responses to Europe's challenges