We must seize the opportunities created by the EU’s mobilisation of an extraordinary amount of resources as a fiscal stimulus for the recovery
The rising threat from covid-19 has implications that reach far beyond national borders. ECFR’s experts explore issues ranging from governmental credibility and legitimacy to the importance of multilateralism, analysing the repercussions of the virus on the global stage.
Myths around Europe’s and China’s respective actions early on in the coronavirus crisis are now dispelled – and ECFR’s European Solidarity Tracker tells the story of how
Russia and the eastern neighbourhood are Lithuania’s top foreign policy priorities, even in a global pandemic
The covid-19 pandemic has exposed a gap between European aspirations and actions. If European leaders are serious about defending rules-based multilateralism and securing the European Union’s interests in the twenty-first century, they will need to start coming to terms with today’s geopolitical realities.
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The project MAGYC and the Paris office of ECFR are delighted to invite you to a public virtual debate: “How the Covid-19 crisis shaped European migration governance” on Wednesday 30 September
From Trump to Lukashenka, authoritarians are discovering that this isn’t their kind of crisis
The sheer magnitude of the crisis and the way in which it exposes existing fault lines – particularly the shocking levels of inequality in many societies – are making political mobilisation more likely.
In its remaining months, the German Council presidency could use this momentum to create institutional structures to improve the EU’s capacity to act
Europeans are largely supportive of stricter border controls – but this may be more down to the huge impact of the pandemic than to the influence of populist parties
“Defending the WHO is necessary but not sufficient to address the weaknesses that the corvid-19 crisis has revealed. Fundamentally, those weaknesses revolve around the interplay…