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European issues are transversely covered by most of Ifri's centers and programs.

Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (CERFA), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA).

All European themes institutional, economic, citizenship, security are subject to specific studies and debates.

Dominique DAVID

Advisor to the Executive Chairman, co-editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère and co-director of RAMSES

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Éric-André MARTIN

Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

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Marie KRPATA

Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

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Paul MAURICE

Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

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 The Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ) is a French-Austrian intergovernmental organization, founded following an initiative by then Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky having the objective to develop economic relations...
18/09/2020
By: Marc JULIENNE, Head of China Research at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.

When politics catches up to the economy. In the wake of the EU-China summit, what can we expect from the bilateral relations? 2020 was supposed to be the year of EU-China relations. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has quickly disrupted the positive expectations.

28/07/2020
By: Aurélien DENIZEAU, Dorothée SCHMID

This report is part of a joint endeavor of the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), along with Elcano Royal Institute (ELCANO, Madrid), The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM, Warsaw), Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI, Rome) and...

29/06/2020
By: Claire DEMESMAY

The German Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins on July 1, 2020 at a time of acute crisis. It is facing unprecedented challenges and organizational constraints in a context marked by high expectations from its European partners.

05/06/2020
By: Andreas MARCHETTI

The development of Franco-German cooperation can be described as an intergovernmental process. Depending on the perspective, the capacity for innovation of the relationship lies either with central decision-makers at the state level or with decentralized actors at the local level.

02/06/2020
By: Nele Katharina WISSMANN, Łukasz JURCZYSZYN

The coronavirus crisis has affected the countries of the Weimar Triangle to varying degrees. Bilateral relations between Germany and Poland as well as Germany and France have been strongly influenced by border closures, which have led to tensions between the countries. 

09/05/2020

The United States has scaled back its role on the world stage, taken actions that are undermining efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic and left the international community without a traditional global leader, according to experts, diplomats and analysts.