SPOILING THE BUNCH
Mourning Sylke Tempel
We have lost our editor-in-chief – an outstanding expert, journalist, writer, teacher, colleague, friend.
Today’s global frontlines do not run between East and West, but within states – between internationalists and nationalists.
europe by numbers
heather grabbe and stefan lehne
Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.
Viktor Orbán has put Budapest on a collision course with Brussels. But not all Hungarians like the path he’s chosen.
Cutting Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face
Poland is drifting further away from the rest of Europe.
vít dostál and milan nič
The Czech Republic has voted for a billionaire populist. That’s not necessarily bad news for Brussels.
A mayor from northern Poland is emerging as the darling of the liberal left and presidential contender. Is the country ready for him?
American politicians on both the right and left love Scandinavia, but only because they don’t understand it.
Calm Before the Storm?
Germany’s rightwing populist AfD party has been eerily quiet in parliament so far. That is likely to change.
Waiting for Berlin
Emmanuel Macron was hoping Germany would embrace his vision for reforming Europe. So far he’s got no response.
The gamble of pro-independence activists has backfired.
words don’t come easy
Ksenia Sobchak’s hashtag campaign might be catchy, but it seems to be falling flat in Russia.
stormy-annika mildner and claudia schmucker
Filling the Void
America has left a vacuum in global free trade. The EU is right in its ambition to step in, but it has to tread lightly.
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