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What’s next for the European Union?
Renzi’s Big Gamble
Italy is heading to the polls to vote on constitutional reform on December 4 – and the EU will be watching closely if yet another member descends into political chaos.
No Tie, No Support
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras started out as the far-left David taking on the EU-IMF Goliath. Now he is seen as Berlin’s poodle.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Brexit”
It began life as a variant of Grexit. Fours years on and a referendum later, the term is still devoid of meaning.
“Sanction Putin’s Officials, Not Russia’s Economy”
It might seem like Russians stand firmly behind their president. Not so, says opposition leader Ilya Yashin. But the opposition has trouble making itself heard.
Flawed but Functioning
It was obvious from the start that the Minsk II agreement for eastern Ukraine would fail to reach its targets. As long as sanctions are in place, however, it serves a purpose.
Not by the Sword Alone
Iraq has become the first test case for Germany’s ambition to pursue more robust crisis management policies. It’s been a promising start.
In 140 Characters: Wonder Woman
The UN’s controversial new ambassador on men, Merkel, and miniskirts.
“A Turning Point for the World”
Germany awakes to the reality of a Trump presidency.
A Slice of Syrian Culture
A pop-up “Damascus Goethe Institute in Exile” is fostering exchanges in Berlin.
Carry On Brexiting
The British High Court ruling in support of parliamentary sovereignty is giving Theresa May’s government a headache or two.
Angela Merkel is likely to continue as Germany’s chancellor.