Wider Europe Forum

Russia’s gas pipeline strategy and Europe’s alternatives

Russia’s pipeline strategy and the threat to gas supplies pose real challenges, but instead of focusing on real diversification, the Commission has to mediate the negotiations and be the ‘financial broker’

Armenia: approaching the precipice

Amid a wave of mounting protests the over-confident and ever-arrogant Armenian government is locked in an escalating and tense standoff with thousands of ever more resolute and empowered youth activists

The EU and the Arctic Council

The EU’s bid for observer status at the Arctic Council may not yet be nearing a successful conclusion – especially if Russia has its way