Giles  Merritt

Giles  Merritt

Founder of Friends of Europe

We Must Trash The CAP To Counter Putin’s ‘Weaponisation’ Of Wheat, Writes Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt contrasts Russia’s doubling of its wheat harvests with the EU’s halving of its own cereals output, and...

Europe Mustn’t Put All Its Eggs In NATO Security Basket, Writes Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt looks at the EU’s lead role in establishing a lasting post-war peace settlement and warns that to...

EU Can Aspire To A Global Boost After Ukraine War, Writes Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt sets out the factors that will shape the ‘new world order’ in the wake of the war...

The War In Ukraine Will Reshape The European Union

Giles Merritt looks at the unprecedented pressures that Putin’s war against Ukraine will impose on the EU’s finances, and...

We Will Need A ‘New Deal’ To Engage With A Post-Putin Russia

Giles Merritt sets out post-conflict policy options that could help persuade Russia’s opinion-formers to oust Putin and avoid a...

Confronting The EU’s ‘Great Migration Muddle’

During a Friends of Europe debate on 2 February 2022, Merritt told participants that it is “very simple....

Hungry World Needs EU To Lead Global Food Revolution

Famine in Afghanistan is looking unavoidable, with a high proportion of the country’s 39 million people at risk...

Omicron Underlines Need For Global Pandemic Preparedness

Giles Merritt discusses the need for a massive international effort to ensure Covid-19 is not followed by more pandemics,...