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    Newt Gingrich, European man
    Oct23

    Newt Gingrich, European man

    KIEV, Ukraine — Newt Gingrich — the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, credited with creating the confrontational, hyper-partisan style of politics that’s taken hold of Washington — will soon be landing on European shores. On the sidelines of a political conference in Ukraine last month, Gingrich told me he would move to...

    Why Europe isn’t worried by Austria’s right tilt (but should be)
    Oct18

    Why Europe isn’t worried by Austria’s right tilt (but should be)

    Regardless of whether it joins the next Austrian government, the far-right Freedom Party was the victor in the country’s election last Sunday. Like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, the anti-immigration party has built the theater in which the mainstream parties are now performing. Sebastian Kurz — the 31-year-old leader of the Austrian...

    Why Europe isn’t worried by Austria’s right tilt (but should be)
    Oct18

    Why Europe isn’t worried by Austria’s right tilt (but should be)

    Regardless of whether it joins the next Austrian government, the far-right Freedom Party was the victor in the country’s election last Sunday. Like Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, the anti-immigration party has built the theater in which the mainstream parties are now performing. Sebastian Kurz — the 31-year-old leader of the Austrian...

    EU: US has no right to terminate Iran accord
    Oct13

    EU: US has no right to terminate Iran accord

    The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Friday that the United States had no right to unilaterally terminate the Iran nuclear accord. She called the agreement “effective” and said there had been “no violations of any of the commitments” in the deal. At a news conference at the European Commission’s Brussels...

    How to tame Putin
    Oct02

    How to tame Putin

    Vladimir Putin isn’t just undermining our democracy, he’s securing his own long-term power in Russia by destabilizing the West — a strategy that United States and Europe have been dangerously slow to understand and counteract. That was the unnerving takeaway from a high-level working group POLITICO convened on the sidelines of the...

    Poland and Hungary stand united (except on Russia)
    Sep23

    Poland and Hungary stand united (except on Russia)

    BUDAPEST — Poland and Hungary are teaming up in their fight against Brussels, even though they are divided on how precisely to approach dealings with the EU and on other major foreign policy matters. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Poland’s Beata Szydło in Warsaw on Friday, just ahead of a meeting of European affairs ministers on...

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads
    Sep20

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads

    Contrary to all those breathless commentators on cable news, President Donald Trump’s maiden speech to the United Nations was not a rallying cry for war akin to President George W. Bush’s 2002 U.N. address that hyped the Iraqi threat and was followed several months later by the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That was also the speech in which...

    Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?
    Sep17

    Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?

    BERLIN — As long as the Russian-speaking enclave on Berlin’s eastern edge voted for the far left, it was largely invisible on the German political map. But then its residents started voting for the far right. Widespread support among Russian-speaking Germans is one of the key elements that is expected to propel the anti-immigrant...

    UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit
    Sep12

    UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit

    The British government wants a “deep security partnership” with the European Union after Brexit that is closer than with any other country outside the bloc. The U.K. lays out its position on future security cooperation with the EU in a paper to be published Tuesday in which it emphasizes the mutual benefits of working across the Brexit divide....

    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears
    Sep09

    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears

    Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, and officials in other major Catalan municipalities have pushed back on requests to host an upcoming referendum on Catalan independence planned for October 1 amid fears that Spain’s courts will sanction politicians and officials. The move by local governments covering a third of Catalonia’s...

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