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The Flaws of the Merkel Method
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The Flaws of the Merkel Method

What’s In a Name?
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What’s In a Name?

Her Last Battle?
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Her Last Battle?

The EU Needs to Work with Italy
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The EU Needs to Work with Italy

The Price of Not Moving
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The Price of Not Moving

Master of Her Domain
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Master of Her Domain


The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.


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.


Three years after the peak of the refugee crisis, a simmering conflict over migration policy with Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party has turned into open warfare.


Germany’s foreign minister delivered a much-anticipated speech on Europe this week. His answer to America first? Europe United.


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 …


Spain’s new government is facing a host of challenges.


In her first-ever appearance in a Bundestag question-and-answer session, Angela Merkel didn’t break a sweat.


There is a lot to unpack from the German chancellor’s recent interview.


The EU might have the tools to save the Iranian nuclear deal, but it will have to face off against Washington.


US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.

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


Italy’s political crisis continues, with the populists profiting from President Matarella’s decision to block their choice of finance minister.


Hungary’s government has put forward the “Stop Soros” legislation package. The Central European University is in the crosshairs, too.


An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone reform.


How long will Italy’s new government last?


One month ahead of elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remains the most likely winner. But the country’s political landscape has already changed.


Both Facebook and the European Parliament came out looking bad during Mark Zuckerberg’s shambolic hearing.


Italy’s new populist government is adding to Emmanuel Macron’s sense of urgency about EU and eurozone reform. Yet Angela Merkel is keeping her cards close to her chest.


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


Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin seem ready to let bygones be bygones.