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Europe has been left as a spectator in the US-Iran conflict as the EU half-heartedly tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.

Close-Up: Andrej Plenković

Croatia, for the first time ever, is holding the rotating EU presidency. Its prime minister had been hoping for a chance to shine. But …


As national leaders debate the next long-term EU budget, climate and defense are proving the two most contentious issues.


The pro-reform government of Maia Sandu is out. But the EU’s support did not go unnoticed by the Moldovan people.


Austrian economists are proposing a European Silk Road.


So far, Britain and the EU have only talked about exit modalities. Negotiating their future relationship will be even more difficult.


On November 1, the UK was supposed to have left the EU, and Ursula von der Leyen was supposed to start her job as Commission President. Neither will happen.

After 1989, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe followed the same vision. But as the myth of the West declined, their paths diverged and divisions deepened. It’s time to bridge the gaps.


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.


The civil war in Libya is getting worse, carrying the risk of spreading instability and extremism. Another refugee crisis could be looming.Yet so far …


Can Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn agree on a compromise to break the parliamentary deadlock? Unlikely.

Europe by Numbers: The Price of Mobility

“Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union,” says the Treaty of Lisbon. This is a core pillar of the EU’s …


US President Donald Trump does not, to put it lightly, have a warm relationship with Germany, nor with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, against whom …


Europe has the capacity to become a global AI leader, and its data protection may even prove to be an advantage. But more support …