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The Globalist’s Top Essays of 2015: Europe

From Paris to Athens to London to Berlin, Europe had its most difficult and defining year in decades.

January 2, 2016

From Paris to Athens to London to Berlin, Europe had its most difficult and defining year in decades.
[ 1 ] Paris: Portrait of a City in Green and Brown

By Denis MacShane | Marine Le Pen’s inexorable rise augurs poorly for France and Europe.

Published on December 11, 2015

[ 2 ] EU’s Fate After Paris: A Dark Scenario

By Daniel Stelter | The terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, could be the final crisis that breaks the Union’s back.

Published on November 23, 2015

[ 3 ] Germany-UK: Making Up for a Lost Century

By Stephan Richter | Britain and Germany must recognize at long last they have a common future.

Published on May 12, 2015

[ 4 ] The Failure of Politics: Merkel’s Euro Debacle?

By Daniel Stelter | On the costs of the illusion that the Euro would only bring benefits.

Published on July 23, 2015

[ 5 ] The Fallacies of Treating Turkey as Europe’s Gatekeeper

By Emiliano Alessandri | Priority should now be given to preventing a “Middle-Easternization” of Turkey itself.

Published on December 6, 2015

[ 6 ] Refugees: The Four Forces Driving Angela Merkel

By Stephan Richter | Seizing America’s “future preference” and having grown up behind the “Iron Curtain” help explain Merkel’s approach to the refugee crisis.

Published on November 21, 2015

[ 7 ] The European Project Reimagined

By André Reichel | Re-thinking “ever closer union” based on a eurozone core.

Published on July 10, 2015

[ 8 ] The United States of Europe: Inspiration from India?

By Stephen Green | If India could manage a union successfully, why couldn’t Europe?

Published on July 9, 2015

[ 9 ] After Greece: Germany and Europe On the Ruins of Multiple Illusions

By By Erwin Grandinger | High time for more realism and a fundamental rethink of European structures.

Published on June 22, 2015

[ 10 ] Another Type of European Democracy: The Emergence of Modern Greece

By Heinz Richter | How Ottoman clientelism became a way of life in Greece.

Published on June 18, 2015

[ 11 ] Brexit Looming? Will Britain Leave the EU?

By Denis MacShane | It would be a geo-economic-political moment without parallel in the democratic world since 1945.

Published on May 5, 2015


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