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Eye on Europe

Views and insights from around the “old continent” and the European Union’s engine room in Brussels


The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.


Recent agreement in a long-running naming dispute between Greece and Macedonia has been hailed as a breakthrough. But nomenclature aside, not all is well in the Balkans.


Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …


Spain’s new government is facing a host of challenges.


There is a lot to unpack from the German chancellor’s recent interview.


US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.


Italy’s political crisis continues, with the populists profiting from President Matarella’s decision to block their choice of finance minister.


Hungary’s government has put forward the “Stop Soros” legislation package. The Central European University is in the crosshairs, too.


An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone reform.


How long will Italy’s new government last?


One month ahead of elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remains the most likely winner. But the country’s political landscape has already changed.


Both Facebook and the European Parliament came out looking bad during Mark Zuckerberg’s shambolic hearing.


Italy’s new populist government is adding to Emmanuel Macron’s sense of urgency about EU and eurozone reform. Yet Angela Merkel is keeping her cards close to her chest.


The EU’s policy in the Western Balkans has proven fruitless—and authoritarian leaders from Russia to Turkey are ready to step in.


Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin seem ready to let bygones be bygones.


Euroskeptic parties and illiberal forces are gaining traction among young Europeans.