Germany Is an Economic Masochist
Europe’s biggest economy could easily stop its own slide into long-term stagnation—but it would prefer not to.
Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Flying Blind With the Fed
The Fed chairman confirms that uncertainty over trade is slowing the global economy and no one knows quite what to do about it.
The Public Can Solve Climate Change if We Let It
The most efficient way of spreading renewable energy? Getting local communities involved.
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back
Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have made it clear that the United States is no longer committed to protecting Europe. The need for a viable pan-European defense force has never been greater.
Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.
Women With Headscarves Need Not Apply in Germany
Germans welcomed an unprecedented number of Middle Easterners into their country—but not always into their workplaces.
Merkel’s Final Mistake Is Her Chosen Successor
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is in line to take over as German chancellor—but there’s no telling if she’ll survive long enough to get the job.
Germany Has a Neo-Nazi Terrorism Epidemic
How many political murders do far-right extremists have to commit before the German government does something about it?
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
Document of the Week: Facebook Disappoints Authorities—Again
The doctored Nancy Pelosi video hardly marks the first time the social media giant has faced backlash. Consider Germany in 2015.