Richard Werly

Richard Werly is a DiploFoundation fellow on EU/NATO affairs. A journalist and expert, Richard has been the permanent correspondent in Brussels for the Swiss daily Le Temps ( since November 2006, covering the European Union and NATO. Previously based in Asia (Bangkok, Tokyo), Richard has also served as foreign editor in Geneva, on several expert panels of the Asia-Europe Foundation (, and has written columns for Europe’s World online ( He is a member of the Board of the Geneva Human Rights Film Festival ( and of the Centre Lebret-Irfed in Paris (, an international network providing education courses on development issues. Richard can be contacted at:



The EEAS and a new European diplomacy

22 November 2012

Europe has been going through difficult times lately. From economic challenges in several countries, to political crisis that threatens to dismantle the unity that the EU is built on, the struggle continues. Yet, in t...

[Brussels e-briefings] Can Angela Merkel save the EU?

17 September 2012

Richard Werly, returning from Strasbourg after the plenary session of the European parliament, hosted a webinar on the euro crisis live from Paris last Friday. Here are the main points: Diplomacy · [Brussels B...

[Brussels e-briefings] Will globalism be defeated by a return of protectionism?

07 August 2012

Can a European economic recovery take place without putting a halt to market liberalisation and openings? What lies behind the call for more ‘reciprocity’ in trade and access to public contracts and procurements...

Webinar podcast: Europe and Asia a divergent path

26 January 2012

On 26 January, our EU correspondent Richard Werly hosted a webinar on the divergent paths taken by Europe and Asia in the midst of Europe\'s financial woes. While Europe has been expecting Asian countries to jump to i...