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Johnson: A Divider, Not a Uniter

Will UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divide and rule strategy really work?

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Turkey’s Rising Wave of Social Protests

This year’s Istanbul election and last year’s move to a presidential system have unified and galvanized the opposition, raising questions about Erdogan’s next move.

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Boris Johnson: Three Weeks After

Three weeks have now passed since Boris Johnson became the UK’s prime minister. What have we learned so far?

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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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Gazprom and the Dead Parrot Argument

Gazprom’s North Stream 2 gas pipeline has not been completed. Now the company wants to sue the EU for applying its own rules and regulations to the project.

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Lagarde’s Leadership Should Not Be Underrated

The scope of central banking has expanded significantly in recent years. The former IMF boss is well prepared for those challenges.

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Ukraine’s Elections Repudiate Oligarchs, Putin

A more prosperous Ukraine —where good money from legal economic activity drives out bad money from corruption and illegal trading — will worry Putin.

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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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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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