Struggling for Unity
The EU is still finding it hard to come up with a coordinated coronavirus response.
Is Italy Heading for the Door?
But the road to an Italexit would be a twisted one.
Fault Lines in the Eurozone
Ten years after the onset of the eurocrisis, some observers are predicting a sequel. The biggest problems aren’t caused by economics, but politics. As …
The EU Needs to Work with Italy
Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …
Faced with Trump, Merkel Turns to Europe
US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.
“You Fix the Roof When the Sun is Shining“
An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone reform.
Waiting for Berlin
Emmanuel Macron was hoping Germany would embrace his vision for reforming Europe. So far he’s got no response.
Kohl’s Belated Heiress
Finally trying on Helmut Kohl’s boots, the German chancellor is ready for deeper European integration.
Italy enters a tricky phase of political instability.