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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 …


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.