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European issues are transversely covered by almost all programs of Ifri. 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.

Éric-André MARTIN

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

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17/12/2019

In 2018, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution classified 24,100 people in Germany as right-wing extremists. More than one out of two right-wing extremists is described as “violence-oriented”.  These figures demonstrate the high level of threat in the German...

09/12/2019

As Emmanuel Macron hosts Angela Merkel, Vladimir Zelenskiy, and Vladimir Putin for a summit aimed at resolving the Ukraine conflict, it is worth taking stock of the French leader’s Russia policy to try to discern what Paris’s policy toward Moscow can and cannot achieve.

06/11/2019

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, celebrations have taken a disappointing turn. The electoral successes of the far-right German party AfD (Alternative for Germany (in German:  Alternative für Deutschland)) in Saxony, Brandenburg and Thuringia in...

31/10/2019

As the world stage is marked by renewed great power competition, Europe lacks proper means to assert and defend its own independent political view. Despite this backdrop, the authors of this report contend that the current stalemate can be overcome with a collective and inclusive approach.

03/10/2019

Restrictive measures are a major instrument of the European Union (EU)’s external action, which has emerged as one of the world’s leading sanctions emitters. The EU has thus leveraged the size of its market and its economic and financial clout (trade relations, aid policy and bilateral...

19/09/2019
By: Eugénie JOLTREAU

The world plastic production has been multiplied by 23 since 1964 to reach 348 million tonnes (mt) in 2017. This production level is expected to double in the next 20 years, largely because of the significant growth in plastic consumption in developing countries. Today, China is the...

05
Jun
2019
Wednesday 05 June 2019
from 09:30 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.

15
Nov
2018
Thursday 15 November 2018
from 09:00 to 12:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Data no longer should be understood as a sole commercial or regulatory issue, but rather as an actual stake of international politics. For Europe, in a context of transatlantic tensions, the impact of the digital economy’s center of gravity moving towards China is potentially significant....

03
Jul
2018
Tuesday 03 July 2018 to Wednesday 04 July 2018
from Tuesday 3 July 2018 16:30 to Wednesday 4 July 2018 13:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

A Roundtable in the Framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. There is currently movement on the EU enlargement front. Howewer, it could turn out that new steps actually reversed the direction. After Berlin, Vienna , Paris and Trieste, as news...

23
May
2018
Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Friday 25 May 2018
from Wednesday 23 May 2018 14:00 to Friday 25 May 2018 19:00 - External Events

The post-Cold War international order continues to generate contradictions and vulnerabilities. Stability and predictability based on trust and effective institutions are being undermined by both old and new conflicts. Cooperation increasingly gives way to unilateral actions as states and...

10
Dec
2017
Sunday 10 December 2017 to Tuesday 12 December 2017
from Sunday 10 December 2017 18:00 to Tuesday 12 December 2017 11:45 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Eastern Partnership Reflection Forum 2017 (EaP-RF) is an initiative inspired by the on-going “EU-Western Balkans Reflection Forum Initiative” (WB-RF). The latter was launched in 2015 in support of the so-called “Berlin Process”, an intergovernmental initiative aimed at promoting reforms...

23
Nov
2017
Thursday 23 November 2017
from 10:00 to 12:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the World War I, efforts by both regional or international powers to build a sustainable regional order in the Middle East have failed. While some debate on the best conceivable order for the region, others argue that we should...

03/06/2018
By: Barbara KUNZ, Interview by Erik Eenlo, BNS, Lennart Meri Conference

Nicolas Sarkozy used to promote himself as a transatlanticist or anglophile French president. Emmanuel Macron seems to have taken this approach a step further. Macron appears to have taken upon France and himself the responsibility of not allowing Britain and more importantly, the United...