A defining figure of late twentieth century Europe, Václav Havel, has died. Among his many roles he was an ECFR Council Member, and is being mourned by those who knew, respected and – sometimes – argued with him.
Timothy Garton Ash
Cultural diversity has been a constant feature of European history, and the source of many of our greatest achievement. We propose 17 principles to help policy-makers, leaders and activists ensure that Europe benefits from migration rather than fears it.
The EU’s national rivalries comprise a standing invitation for any major world power to divide and rule. In an article for The Guardian, Timothy Garton Ash argues that even if things go well, what Europeans may achieve in concentrating power resources will only just compensate for the relative loss of power to the re-emerging old-new giants in the east.
The holders of the new top jobs can perfectly represent a Europe that does not dare to project its values as a continent
Two people are needed to get Europe’s voice heard in the world. And it is the other one who is more likely to be British.
Critics consider us weak and divided. But with political will and public support, we could finally get our act together.
When President Barack Obama comes to London next week, he will find one great power missing at the world’s summit table: Europe. The US and China may end up carrying on as a G2.
Our vital interests from energy to security cry out for a new, fully European Ostpolitik – and one nation holds the key
Timothy Garton Ash looks at how the EU has appeared divided in both Gaza and the gas crisis
As Britain moves to ratify the Lisbon treaty, EU politicians are wrong to threaten Ireland. We’re all in the same boat.
Zelensky and his people are fighting for their lives to defend European values. They have earned the prospect of EU membership once this brutal war is over.
Until we stop dithering and commit to all European states being independent and free, Russia will have the upper hand
A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece
After its mixed Covid response, the EU must now focus on really delivering what its citizens want
Facebook, Twitter, Fox News – by blurring the truth, all pose a risk to democracy itself. But the US and EU can counter them together
For all the ‘sovereignty’ it has gained, post-Brexit Britain will be trapped in a future of permanent negotiation
The populists of Budapest and Warsaw are blackmailing the EU over the rule of law. They cannot be allowed to succeed.
The future of a diminished superpower now lies in being part of a wider network of democracies
The EU is in the country’s DNA. But global threats mean a strong transatlantic Western alliance has never been more vital
However uncertain the road ahead, these protests show how authoritarianism ultimately subverts itself
In the second of two podcasts examining possible sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russia, following Moscow's actions in Crimea, Timothy Ash looks at the possible…