Boris Johnson has traded a hypothetical, temporary, all-UK backstop for a certain, permanent one for Northern Ireland only. Meanwhile, France is blocking accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania.
The right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won re-election, but has a tricky four years ahead.
In the South Caucasus region, Beijing is playing a waiting game.
China’s efforts to develop its AI chip industry could provide Europe with important lessons.