European solidarity and the Russia-Ukraine war 

How sustainable is European unity? And what scenarios of solidarity or division can be expected in the next few months?

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Russia’s war on Ukraine has led to an unprecedented display of European unity. But the European Union now faces a daunting combination of migration, food, military, and energy crises. Assembling an all-star cast at ECFR’s annual staff retreat in Malaga, host Mark Leonard is joined by senior policy fellows Marie Dumoulin, director of the Wider Europe programme, Piotr Buras, head of the Warsaw office, and Arturo Varvelli, head of the Rome office, to discuss Europe’s solidarity on the war in Ukraine. How sustainable is European unity? What scenarios of solidarity or division can be expected in the next few months? And what factors matter most to different EU member states?  

This podcast was recorded on 19 May 2022 

Further reading: 

All ECFR Ukraine analysis 

Bookshelf: 

Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan by Joanna Lillis 

The Bridge on Drina by Ivo Andrić 

The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers by Misha Glenny 

La Russia eterna by Luca Gori (Italian only) 

Cover image:
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy shake hands ahead of their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 8, 2022
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