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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.


The European Union is swooping in to claim the free trade spoils abandoned by London and Washington.


The European Court of Justice’s ruling on relocating refugees deepens the rift within the EU.


It’s about time Germany starts practicing what it preaches.


Turkey’s relationship with Europe seems to be heading for rock bottom. But there is scope to rebuild ties with Germany and the EU on the economic front.


One year on from the Brexit vote, the EU’s political landscape is profoundly changed.

Both Germany and France will have to show flexibility in the fields they dominate.