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EU Politics: A Narrow Vote for Progress

Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes — but only modestly so.

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Germany’s SPD on the War Path Against von der Leyen

Why MEPs should avoid small-minded, backbiting politics as they elect the EU Commission President.

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EU: Brussels Needs Real Energy Pro

The CEE countries were left out of all top jobs in Brussels. As compensation, the top EU energy job should be filled by them.

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Greece: A Solid Base for Reform

The European Commission should grant Greece short-term fiscal leeway under the condition that Mitsotakis indeed delivers the promised reforms.

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Greece: The Mitsotakis Family Clan is Back in Power

Mitsotakis can celebrate his win and the return of his family clan to political power. But the problems will arrive very fast in Greece.

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Winners and Losers in Europe

Europe and the EU have undergone great changes in recent times. Here are five winners and five losers.

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Four Reasons Why von der Leyen Can Prevail

Despite some obstacles, it is likely that Ursula von der Leyen will lead the next European Commission.

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EU: A Workable Deal on the Top Jobs

A deal on how to fill the top jobs in Europe is almost across the line. The actual candidates however are somewhat surprising.

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Margrethe Vestager: What Could Have Been

Why it’s right that neither Weber nor Timmermans get the nod to run the European Commission.

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Boris or Jeremy: Expect No Present from the EU

Boris Johnson would face a specific handicap in his talks with Brussels. The desire to grant him any concession is virtually zero.

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