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Eye on Europe

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


British Prime Minister Theresa May is yet again fighting for her political life as she seeks to persuade the British parliament to back her Brexit deal.


British Prime Minister Theresa May could still get her Brexit deal through Parliament.


The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.


Italy’s clash with Brussels over its budget proposal is just the latest in a string of problems threatening to destabilize its shaky coalition government.


The October EU summit was supposed to be the last chance for a Brexit deal—until it wasn’t.


Greek leaders are resurfacing demands that Germany pay reparations for the Nazi occupation.


Improving German-Turkish relations hinges on Turkey’s government reversing its slide into authoritarianism.


EU leaders had hoped to make progress on Brexit and migration, but they left the Salzburg summit with little to show for on both fronts.


The European Parliament’s censure of Viktor Orbán could spark a political realignment that creates the most powerful far-right movement in Europe since 1945.


Sweden’s centrist parties are facing difficult coalition negotiations after failing to win a majority in Sunday’s election. The far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, meanwhile, surged …


The CSU politician is bidding to unite Angela Merkel’s center-right and Viktor Orbán’s hard-right strands of conservatism.


Not all in Europe want to be a “counterweight” to Donald Trump’s United States.


Washington’s trade war with China continues to escalate. The tit-for-tat row has forced Washington’s traditional partners to seek new alliances, says GIGA president Amrita Narlikar.


According to insiders, Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of NATO at a testy Brussels summit. The alliance is on shakier ground than ever before.


The US-Europe partnership living in a powder keg, and many fear that at the NATO summit in Brussels next week, Donald Trump will light a match.


With this victory, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will assume extensive presidential powers—but the Turkish opposition still has something to build on.