Russia underwent fundamental military reforms which not only included modernization of equipment but also changes on structure and staffing. In the recent past, we have observed significantly faster mobilization of troops within few days and major threats to EU and NATO members. However, the European Union is badly prepared for the various scenarios regarding its defence strategy. For that a better coordination between EU and NATO, a willingness to react, and a re-focus on military core functions and capacities is of fundamental importance. The discussion proved to be very lively. Consensus on the strengthening of Russia's military was clearly at hand, but regarding the instruments to encounter this new military giant is still an open question for the foreseeable future.
Desayuno organizado por ECFR Madrid, Política Exterior y esglobal en colaboración con el Caixa Forum de Madrid
What does the future hold for Ukraine? The ECFR Berlin Office and Stiftung Mercator invited to a closed discussion round with Ukraine's Prime Minister Arsenji Jazenjuk.
The role of the media in the occupied territories and options of reconciliation. Part 12 “Voices of Ukraine, Voices from Ukraine”.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras' speech at the Annual Conference of the UACES. September 2015.
El director adjunto de ECFR Madrid, Francisco de Borja Lasheras organizó y moderó el panel de estrategias de convergencia entre el sur y el este de Europa
The continuity of escalatory unpredictability – where Russia stands today.
Czy „ostatnia dyktatura Europy” szuka rzeczywistego porozumienia z Zachodem?
Francisco de Borja Lasheras interviews ukrainian expert on judicial reform, Mykhailo Zhernakov …