The coronavirus crisis could lead us to the best of times. It could lead us to the worst of times.
Timothy Garton Ash
One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead the European Union through the coronavirus crisis
The key to European power projection isn’t institutional reform, it’s a shift in attitude and a willingness to cooperate.
Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK.
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.
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.