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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.

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  • The Globalist's top essays on Europe's future.
[ 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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