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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 much-heralded far-right alliance of Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini isn’t much different from the alliance they’ve already had.


But the road to an Italexit would be a twisted one.


Denmark’s Social Democrats won Wednesday’s election and are likely to lead the next government, thanks, in part, to a harsher immigration policy


Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.


A week of intense talks begins to decide who gets the EU’s top jobs.


Faced with threats to its cultural identity, the EU needs to respond, including by cultural diplomacy.


Why Germany might end up getting the presidency of the ECB instead of the European Commission.


In Germany, the election campaign for the European Parliament has been particularly uninspiring.


It is too easy for individual member-states to block EU sanctions and or diplomatic statements. Extending majority voting to foreign policy would encourage greater unity. 


Once considered a long shot, Frans Timmermans now has a real chance of becoming the next European Commission president.


Marine Le Pen risks being sidelined—at home and in Europe.


Spain’s election suggests a rejection of radicalism on both sides of the Catalan independence debate.


In the new world of great power competition, European cooperation is vital for survival.


Who is Ukraine’s likely next president, and what or whom does he stand for?


Italy’s government is unsettling its partners with its latest provocations. But the country’s Euroskepticism has a longer tradition than many realize.


The 16+1 partnership between Eastern European countries and China became the 17+1 on Friday after Greece joined.