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…
The President's Inbox

Can Europe have its own military power?

"How can Europe protect itself from Russian blackmail? The European Union and other major economies have imposed swift, broad and devastating sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But given Europe’s energy dependence on…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

What now for Mali as France withdraws its troops?

French troops are being withdrawn from Mali after a nine-year mission. Other European troops are also leaving but Russian mercenaries are staying. Where's the French connection now in West Africa, and what does it mean…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

MEPs demand Commission “act immediately” on Rule of Law – Cuffe

The European Parliament is calling on the European Commission to impose financial sanctions on countries like Poland and Hungary for flouting EU laws.
EuroParlRadio

France’s place in the world

This week the French president Emmanuel Macron travelled thousands of kilometres across Europe in a diplomatic effort to avert an escalation of the war in Ukraine. He met Presidents Putin and Zelensky in Moscow and…
The Real Story

Maastricht at 30

"How has this founding treaty changed European integration? On 7 February 1992, twelve states signed the Maastricht Treaty, the foundation treaty of the European Union. As the treaty enters its 30s, what has it achieved?…
The Sound of Economics

Ask CER – Episode 3: Strategic autonomy, the EU’s taxonomy and the French election

In this week's CER podcast, our experts answered the questions you wrote in with, asking about all things European policy. Our media co-ordinator Rosie Giorgi spoke to senior research fellows Luigi Scazzieri and Elisabetta Cornago,…
Centre for European Reform

Europe’s role in tackling the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Diplomatic talks about the Russia – Ukraine crisis are increasingly icy. While Europeans continue to gnash their teeth over a patchy security architecture, US president Biden and the Russian president Putin are struggling to come…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes