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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 …


On July 1, Austria is taking over the presidency of the Council of the EU for six months. Who is its new, young chancellor, …


The EU-India “strategic partnership” is experiencing a revival, with a new focus on political, trade, and security issues. Brexit is a crucial factor as …


Recent agreement in a long-running naming dispute between Greece and Macedonia has been hailed as a breakthrough. But nomenclature aside, not all is well in the Balkans.

France and Germany urgently need to forge a common strategy to deal with US trade conflicts.


The EU’s policy in the Western Balkans has proven fruitless—and authoritarian leaders from Russia to Turkey are ready to step in.


EU funds for “illiberal” countries come under scrutiny, but there seems little room for manoeuvre.


By failing to mediate the outbreak of Catalan nationalism, the EU stands to lose its soul.


The incoming German government needs to think bigger than ever before.


Poland‘s Law and Justice (PiS) party has made no secret of its skepticism of the European Union. But if the rest of Europe moves …


Budapest has been ever-more confrontational, refusing to accept a European Court ruling over refugees and ranting against Hungarian-born financier George Soros. But a rift …

America has left a vacuum in global free trade. The EU is right in its ambition to step in, but it has to tread lightly.


Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.