Germany first? Scholz accused of disloyalty by France and EU partners

This Wednesday saw a working lunch between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz – a meeting stripped of fanfare and followed up with no press conference, simply a laconic tweet from the German side. Just how…
The Debate - France 24

Why is the far-right growing in Europe?

This week on the Beyond the Byline podcast, we discuss how the far right is growing, as Giorgia Meloni’s leadership and the rapid rise of far-right governments in Europe create concern amongst leftist parties and…
Euractiv

How Europe Helped Normalise Giorgia Meloni

Georgia Meloni was 19 and speaking to French TV when she praised Italian dictator and Hitler-ally Benito Mussolini. Back then the likely next prime minister of Italy was dressed all in black and flanked by…
EU Scream

Assessing the State of the Union 2022

In this episode, we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. On 14 September 2022 Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European…
The Sound of Economics

Italy’s right-wing nationalists on the rise

Italians go to the polls on 25 September after the collapse of the country’s 69th government in just 77 years. Polls suggest a conservative coalition - likely led by the right wing nationalist Brothers of…
The Real Story

Why Do Italian Governments Collapse So Often?

The country has had 67 governments in the past 75 years. Why are Italian politics so chronically unstable, and what does the economy have to do with it?
Ones and Tooze

The NATO Summit and the future of European Defence

Mark Leonard is joined by Nick Witney, Jana Puglierin, and Tara Varma, to evaluate the outcomes of the NATO Summit in Madrid, especially regarding European defence. NATO members emerged from their summit in Madrid this…
ECFR ON AIR

The European Sovereignty Index

This week, ECFR launched its European Sovereignty Index. The index scores the EU and its member states on their contribution to European sovereignty, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, and uncovering regional divisions. Hosting this week's episode,…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Germany’s Zeitenwende: what does it mean for Europe?

German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is facing criticism for not meeting the expectations he created with his Zeitenwende speech. But how fair is this criticism? Mark Leonard ponders this question and others with some of his…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

How Putin’s war is shaping France’s election

Mark Leonard and senior policy fellow and head of ECFR´s Paris Office, Tara Varma, sat down in Paris to talk about how Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine is affecting France and the French presidential race.…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

War in Ukraine sparks Germany’s defence policy transformation

How is Ukraine managing to keep electricity and heating supplies during the war? Government and industry chiefs address a World Economic Forum online event to explain the challenges and ask for help. As well as…
FT News Briefing

Europe’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Matthias Matthijs

Matthias Matthijs, senior fellow for Europe at CFR and associate professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how European capitals…
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