How Europe’s parties outfoxed the Union

The European Commission might have ended up with an insider as president, reports James Panichi in Brussels, but the process for filling the job has changed forever

16 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Europe’s, and Britain’s, populist moment

The electoral victory of UKIP, an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe party, redraws Britain’s political map, says David Hayes

30 May 14 | Comments (1)

Ukraine: time to cut a deal?

Western coverage of Ukraine has suffered from deep misconceptions, writes John Besemeres. Meanwhile, Moscow might be looking for a compromise

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Scotland, and Britain, in the balance

The debate over Scotland’s future is being shaped by the pro-independence side, says David Hayes

15 May 14 | Comments (1)

Turkey’s predicament: vicious circles and unexpected possibilities

A democratic shift seems unlikely but not impossible, writes Kerem Öktem. Otherwise, a series of crises will add to regional instability

22 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Putin on the edge of an abyss

Vladimir Putin’s brinkmanship over Eastern Ukraine could have dangerously unpredictable results, writes Robert Horvath

20 Mar 14 | Comments (3)

Afloat with the euro

By linking strong and weak economies, the eurozone has effectively transferred wealth to the better-performing countries and contributed to popular suspicion of the European Union, reports Daniel Nethery

13 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

Italy’s best-known comedian meets the ghost of Mussolini

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement made stunning gains at Italy’s last election, writes James Panichi. But as the controversy over its guiding philosophy continues, the new prime minister sees an opportunity rather than a threat

18 Feb 14 | Comments (0)