Ahead of the selection of China’s new leadership on November 8th, Thomas König of ECFR’s China Programme explains what the process involves, who the new men will be, and why it matters.
A fundamental shift in interests and outlook is leaving the United States and Germany with potentially irreconcilable differences. This widening divide between Berlin and Washington may threaten the entire Western alliance.
As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the tenth of the series Lykke Friis and Jonas Parello-Plesner analyse the situation in Denmark.
Spain’s economy needs a smart rescue which is not focused on deficit targets but one that provides the financial stability to make structural reforms work, revitalise the economy and keep the country together.
Germany and Poland have become close political allies. The future of the European Union may be decided in Berlin and Warsaw. But has Poland replaced France as Germany's most trusted European partner?
As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The seventh paper in the series examines the country in the epicentre of the crisis – Greece.
The Norwegian model is lauded as an ideal for British EU integration but there are deep flaws in Norway's relationship with the EU. The model is complex and costly, as well as problematic both in terms of democracy and national interest.
Three scenarios for the future of the EU single market
No matter how the euro crisis is handled from here on, the Single Market will never again be what it was in the carefree years of the early 2000s. The Single Market will either shrink in terms of its geographical scope, will be reduced in its depth or even break up entirely.
As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on debates about the future of Europe. As a British EU referendum looks increasingly likely, YouGov has conducted fresh research for ECFR into the roots of British attitudes to Europe.