Francisco de Borja Lasheras
ECFR Alumni · Head of ECFR Madrid Office & Policy Fellow
Areas of expertise
Multilateral diplomacy, European foreign and security policy, Spanish foreign policy, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, Ukraine, nation-building
Spanish, English, French, German, conversational Serbo-Croat & basic Russian
Francisco de Borja Lasheras worked for ECFR until February 2018.
Ukraine has embarked on its own phase of consolidation like that of the nineteenth century nation states as well as a twentieth century-style imperial decolonisation process.
Spain’s focus on tackling Islamic State leaves it more amenable to political solution including Assad
In this age of insecurity we will create uncontrollable leviathans, and a world in constant chaos and war
Europe's polarising debate on Russia risks undermining its stand against authoritarianism
Francisco de Borja Lasheras' speech at the Annual Conference of the UACES. September 2015.
Why the EU's disengaged enlargement approach has stalled forward momentum in the Western Balkans
Francisco de Borja Lasheras interviews ukrainian expert on judicial reform, Mykhailo Zhernakov …
Europe needs greater political consensus and increased convergence or rapprochement between its different societies
EU’s weakness is prompting a new scramble for power for the Balkans with Russia, Turkey and other actors
The sixth ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard highlights the EU’s diminishing ability to influence its neighbours, and the neighbourhood’s growing impact on the EU
The fifth edition of ECFR’s Foreign Policy Scorecard examines EU’s response to a year of crisis
The return of identity politics and nationalism has put the postmodern Europe that sought to dilute and mitigate national and regional identities on the ropes
Many crimes remain unanswered for, but with the Hague phase essentially over, it is about time for the difficult process of reconciliation
Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism
Can the EU-Turkey relationship be salvaged? Key EU capitals give their views
Macron’s win was received with a sigh of relief across Europe, but what follows cannot be “politics as usual”. Can he garner support in the European Union?
In focusing exclusively on Western crimes, parts of the European Left are letting Putin and Assad off the hook for Syria and Ukraine
Ukraine’s pivot towards the West has barely begun, but fatigue and frustration are already setting in
This weekend’s parliamentary elections in Macedonia are, ironically, an exercise in strengthening anti-democratic forces
Francisco de Borja Lasheras gives a wake-up call for Europe to address its most pressing challenges before it is too late
What do EU countries think of Donald Trump’s victory?
Francisco de Borja Lasheras, jefe de la oficina de ECFR en Madrid, nos relata su viaje a Bosnia. …
Borja Lasheras, director de la oficina de ECFR en Madrid, refleja sus impresiones sobre Ucrania ahora que la liberalización de visados y el Acuerdo de…
Francisco de Borja Lasheras, director de la oficina de ECFR Madrid, entrevista a Andreja Stojkovski, en Skopje, Macedonia.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras, director de la oficina de ECFR Madrid, entrevista a Andreja Stojkovski, presidente del Macedonian Centre for European Traininng, en Skopje, Macedonia
Mark Leonard speaks with Cristina Manzano, Editor-in-Chief of the Spanish newspaper Es Global, and Borja Lasheras, ECFR’s director of the Madrid office, about the new…
ECFR’s head of the Madrid office, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, speaks with Sergei Pronkin about why the Lenin monument in Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine was…
Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Director de ECFR Madrid, habla con Zoryan Kiss, un activista LGBT en Ucrania.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Director de ECFR Madrid, habla con Zoryan Kiss, un activista LGBT en Ucrania, sobre el progreso de los derechos del colectivo…