Von der Leyen Is in Trouble
The European Council’s pick is in serious doubt after MEPs left meetings with her this week unimpressed.
By choosing Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council has thrown down the gauntlet to the European Parliament.
Angela Merkel’s carefully-crafted compromise idea was rejected by centrist members of her EPP group, including Ireland’s Leo Varadkar.
Complex Political Dogfight
Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.
Germany’s New Fault Line: Young vs. Old
Germany’s Greens came to be the big winners of the European elections—by cornering the young vote.
Europe’s Grand Coalition Is No More
A week of intense talks begins to decide who gets the EU’s top jobs.
The EU’s Game of Thrones
Why Germany might end up getting the presidency of the ECB instead of the European Commission.
Focused on the Far Right
In the run-up to the European elections, US President Donald Trump shows where his sympathies lie.
A Desperately Dull Campaign
In Germany, the election campaign for the European Parliament has been particularly uninspiring.
Once considered a long shot, Frans Timmermans now has a real chance of becoming the next European Commission president.
Alone Among Nationalists
Marine Le Pen risks being sidelined—at home and in Europe.