Fearing Populism, France and Germany Flee Into the Past
Europe’s top economies are trying to take on China and the United States by resurrecting industrial policy. Brussels is not happy.
The EU’s Buildings Are as Opaque as Its Bureaucracy
Brussels’ sprawling, confusing architecture matches the institution it houses.
Brussels Bets a Delay Until Halloween Will Spook Britons into Staying
With support for Brexit eroding, EU leaders hope the long postponement will kill the plan for good.
Corbyn’s Pet Stalinist
Seumas Milne loves the Soviet Union, hates the EU, and has the ear of a possible future prime minister.
Trans-Atlantic Trade Is Headed Toward Disaster
Trump is mulling new auto tariffs that could send the global economy into a tailspin.
Brexit Will Never, Ever End
Even if Britain’s opposing parties agree on a plan to leave the EU, national unity will be nowhere in sight.
Britain’s Crisis Isn’t Constitutional. It’s Political.
A Remain Parliament is confronting a Brexit electorate—and none of the solutions on offer is likely to resolve the stalemate anytime soon.
In or Out? In Brexit Finale, It’s No Longer Clear What Brits Want
Leavers say a revote would be undemocratic, but polls now put them in the minority.
Can Zuzana Caputova Save Slovakia?
A political newcomer is poised to become president by standing up for liberal democratic values—and seeking to halt the spread of right-wing populism across Central and Eastern Europe.
The New Face of the Dutch Far-Right
Thierry Baudet once called politicians brain-dead. Now his upstart white nationalist movement has eclipsed Geert Wilders and won more Senate seats than the prime minister’s party.
This Is What ‘Taking Back Control’ Looks Like
Brexiteers wanted the United Kingdom to control its own destiny. They got the opposite.
Why Europe Should Reject Theresa May’s Brexit Extension
If Britain remains in the European Union due to a botched Brexit, its demands for special treatment will end up wrecking the EU.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss
Many fear a go-it-alone future outside the EU portends economic eclipse.
The EU’s Next Big Election Is Heading for Disaster
If nationalists keep the momentum in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, the EU will never be the same again.
Theresa May’s Last Dash for a Deal
The British prime minister wins minor concessions in an 11th-hour effort to save Brexit—and her premiership.
Donald Trump Is Watching Sebastian Kurz
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
Europe Doesn’t Even Agree on Assad Anymore
The latest issue to divide the EU is whether to recognize the legitimacy of Syria’s dictator and help him rebuild his country.
Europe Isn’t Realistic. It’s Weak.
The EU has committed to outsourcing its dirty work to authoritarians in the Middle East and Africa—and to confusing dependence for maturity.