EUROPE BY NUMBERS
France’s presidential election stands out as a potentially earth-shattering event for the EU.
MARTIN MICHELOT AND MARTIN QUENCEZ
How Marine Le Pen turned the Front National into a force with a chance at France’s presidency.
Is Le Pen profiting from a Trump effect? Don’t bet on it.
CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND DANIELA SCHWARZER
The Franco-German alliance needs a reset.
By BARBARA WESEL
The former president of the European Parliament is shaping up to be a formidable challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel. But is he a winner?
If the Trump administration turns its back on the world, other countries need to step up to defend the US-built liberal order.
NICOLAI VON ONDARZA
Theresa May seeks a hard Brexit, but wants to retain access to the single market. It’s time for the EU to define its interests.
London is likely to use its security assets as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.
THE OSCE AND UKRAINE
In eastern Ukraine, Russia is supposed to be part of the peace process, even as it interferes with the OSCE’s mission.
NIKOLAUS VON TWICKEL
The OSCE mission faces widespread distrust, but it could still succeed.
WORDS DON’T COME EASY
Fragile, whiny, and weak: How the right-wing brands its critics.
Germany’s Russlanddeutsche minority is no fifth column, but susceptible to the Kremlin’s propaganda.
Italy’s economy is defying the laws of gravity, but for how long?
PAOLO GUERRIERI AND JOOST TAVERNE
What we’re talking about when we talk about European solidarity.
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