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Eye on Europe

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


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


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


Political, ethnic, and cultural tensions have taken center stage this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.


Who will pay more? Who will receive less? The battle over the EU’s next budget will be brutal.


French President Emmanuel Macron will likely win his battle with striking rail workers, but pushing through the rest of his reforms could be more difficult.


Will the German chancellor be able to meet the French president at least halfway?


Viktor Orbán’s victory will embolden other European populists, too.


Hungary’s prime minister is expected to secure a third consecutive term.


Facebook’s data security policies have long gone unchallenged by European regulators. That might change soon.


Yanis Varoufakis, Europe’s most-hated and most-loved former finance minister, is trying a comeback in Greek politics.


A political murder has triggered upheaval in Slovakia.


More than 50 percent of Italian voters cast their ballots for populist parties. But with no clear majority, Italy is stuck in limbo.


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte mocks “visionary” leadership, but without a long-term plan his country might be reduced to a supporting role in Europe.


Italy is barreling toward a crucial national election where everything appears possible.


Who will have the final say in selecting the next European Commission president?


German-Polish relations have been rocky of late, but now Warsaw seems willing to change tack.