Today ESI made headlines in two major European quality dailies. On the occasion of the "sledgehammer trial" that started today, the German Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on ESI's research on the Turkish "deep state". The Austrian Der Standard wrote on the seminar ERSTE Stiftung an ESI recently organized in Vienna on whether Europe is really a continent in decline. Der Standard also interviewed Rory Stewart, a British MP, who participated in the seminar where he spoke on observations on state building and intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq (videoclip).
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kai Strittmatter, "Operation Vorschlaghammer" ("Operation Sledgehammer") (16 December 2010)
- Der Standard, "'Wir werden ein Referendum über die EU brauchen' (interview with Rory Stewart) / Europa auf der Suche nach gemeinsamen Interessen" ("'We'll need a referendum on the EU' (interview with Rory Stewart) / Europe looking for common interests") (16 December 2010)