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Reasons for Hope and Concern in Europe’s Elections

Reasons for Hope and Concern in Europe’s Elections

The far-right populists did somewhat worse than expected, but mainstream political parties took a beating.
Germany’s Political Establishment Looks Fragile After E.U. Vote

Germany’s Political Establishment Looks Fragile After E.U. Vote

Both parties in Angela Merkel’s governing coalition suffered losses in the European Parliament election, raising questions about the future.
Sure, the Populists Gained, but the Real Winners May Be for Europe

Sure, the Populists Gained, but the Real Winners May Be for Europe

In a fragmented new European Parliament, President Emmanuel Macron of France’s pro-Europe forces and the Greens may have more leverage to influence both policy and personnel.
Gaining Strength in Spain, Sánchez Emerges as Beacon for Socialism in Europe

Gaining Strength in Spain, Sánchez Emerges as Beacon for Socialism in Europe

The prime minister has completed a remarkable comeback, consolidating a victory in national elections with a strong showing for the European Parliament.
Germany’s Political Establishment Looks Fragile After E.U. Vote

Germany’s Political Establishment Looks Fragile After E.U. Vote

Both parties in Angela Merkel’s governing coalition suffered losses in the European Parliament election, raising questions about the future.
Gaining Strength in Spain, Sánchez Emerges as Beacon for Socialism in Europe

Gaining Strength in Spain, Sánchez Emerges as Beacon for Socialism in Europe

The prime minister has completed a remarkable comeback, consolidating a victory in national elections with a strong showing for the European Parliament.
Brexit Party on course to win Peterborough by-election, bookies predict

Brexit Party on course to win Peterborough by-election, bookies predict

Nigel Farage's new party could win its first seat in Parliament next week with bookmakers giving them 1/5 odds.
Orban Not Joining Salvini-led EU Parliament Group

Orban Not Joining Salvini-led EU Parliament Group

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has distanced himself and his party from potentially joining a populist group in the European Parliament led by Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini.
Poland Marks an Anniversary, Not in Solidarity, but Division

Poland Marks an Anniversary, Not in Solidarity, but Division

Three decades after the first elections after Communism, a struggle over control of the narrative of the past could determine the country’s future.
Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach?

Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach?

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
Part 1: The Battle for Europe

Part 1: The Battle for Europe

Nationalist movements are taking root across the Continent. In a five-part series, we ask: Can the European Union survive?
Part 2: The French Rebellion

Part 2: The French Rebellion

Next in our series “The Battle for Europe,” we meet a group of Yellow Vest protesters in France. They say their living standards have been in decline for years — and they blame the European Union.
Part 3: ‘Italy First’

Part 3: ‘Italy First’

As we followed a populist politician on the campaign trail in Tuscany, some voters spoke of a national crisis of identity that is pulling them toward the far right.
Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain

Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain

The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday closed the trial of 12 leaders of the Catalan independence movement accused of staging a rebellion during their botched 2017 secession attempt.
Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?

Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?

In the final chapter of our series, we find that many who are rejecting the political system and values that underpin the European Union feel the system is rejecting them.
Salvini Launches New 'Identity and Democracy' Populist EU Group

Salvini Launches New 'Identity and Democracy' Populist EU Group

The new name for the formal group led by populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in the European Parliament, which now consists of 73 members, has been revealed.
Spain Blocks Jailed Catalan Leader From Joining European Parliament

Spain Blocks Jailed Catalan Leader From Joining European Parliament

The Supreme Court said that Oriol Junqueras would not be allowed to travel to Brussels until there was a verdict in his trial over Catalonia’s failed succession bid.

EU says Russia conducted 'sustained' election interference campaign

The European Union already suspected that Russia was trying to disrupt its parliamentary elections through hacks and other online interference, and now it's directly pointing a finger at the country.
The E.U. Is Choosing Its Leaders. Here’s Why It Matters.

The E.U. Is Choosing Its Leaders. Here’s Why It Matters.

The race to name the presidents of the four institutions that run the European Union is on, at a critical time for the bloc. Here’s what each institution does.