Europe’s Chance in Africa
Brexit provides an opportunity for the EU to forge a new Africa strategy at the African Union-European Union summit in Côte d’Ivoire.
The Catalan bid to secede has run aground. This is due to Madrid’s determination, but also to the mistakes of an independence movement intent …
Words Don’t Come Easy: “protiv vsekh”
The Russian hashtag #protivvsekh, or “against everyone,” is Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign slogan. But it seems everyone is against the controversial reality TV diva, …
Calm Before the Storm?
The right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD, has struck a more moderate tone in Germany’s parliament than expected. But there is still plenty …
Close-Up: Robert Biedroń
The mayor of Słupsk, a small city in northern Poland, has made a name for himself as a rising left-wing star fighting a tide …
Cutting Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face
Poland‘s Law and Justice (PiS) party has made no secret of its skepticism of the European Union. But if the rest of Europe moves …
Budapest has been ever-more confrontational, refusing to accept a European Court ruling over refugees and ranting against Hungarian-born financier George Soros. But a rift …
Europe by Numbers: Mamma Mia!
Opinion polls show the center-right in the lead, with the populist Five Star Movement not far behind.
Waiting for Berlin
Emmanuel Macron was hoping Germany would embrace his vision for reforming Europe. So far he’s got no response.
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.
What a Mess!
Coalition talks in Berlin have failed, which might mean new elections.
An Existential Threat
Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.
The Czech Republic has voted for a billionaire populist. That’s not necessarily bad news for Brussels.
“Last Night in Sweden”
America‘s left and right have embraced Scandinavia. Neither is quite right.
Everything Is Foreign Policy
Today’s global frontlines do not run between East and West, but within states – between internationalists and nationalists.
Sylke Tempel (†)
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