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Section: European Voice (EU)

    If not now, when?
    Jun12

    If not now, when?

    BRUSSELS — “If not now, when?” This question was most likely in the back of POLITICO editors’ minds when they decided to invest in the European market. Their move is a welcome boost to competition and innovation in the Brussels media bubble and recognition of its growth potential. And it has a wider significance: It also reflects the...

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour
    Jun12

    Jeb’s gaffe-free European tour

    WARSAW — Pilsudski Square is where Pope John Paul II said mass for a million people, where this country goes to honor its nameless war dead and where, in 2012, Mitt Romney’s mishap-marred foreign trip was crystallized in an infamous scene where reporters besieged the then-GOP presidential nominee with questions about his gaffes. Yet here on...

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama
    Jun12

    In Europe, Jeb Bush sounds like Barack Obama

    WARSAW — Jeb Bush, now on the third day of a European tour meant to showcase his foreign policy chops, is sounding a little bit like the man he’s trying to replace: Barack Obama. Stylistically, Bush is a striking a more aggressive posture than the president, warning about Russian encroachment and vowing to more staunchly defend...

    Putin: Only an insane person thinks Russia would attack NATO
    Jun10

    Putin: Only an insane person thinks Russia would attack NATO

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to drive a wedge between Europe and his country and drum up fears of hostilities between NATO and his country. “[O]nly an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO,” Putin said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera...

    Europe, end your infernal muddle!
    Jun10

    Europe, end your infernal muddle!

    BRUSSELS — This is the nightmare that keeps Europe’s leaders up at night. After years of muddling through — neither allowed to default nor to get back on its feet through austerity and haircuts — Greece leaves the euro. Russia promptly steps in, in exchange for Greece ending its support for EU sanctions. The Eastern European states become...

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”
    Jun10

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”

    BERLIN — To Jeb Bush, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “bully” who is waging a covert war in Ukraine and that NATO should not rule out putting ground troops in the Baltic states. So why, Bush was asked, did the Obama administration and others — like his brother, who famously said in 2001 that he’d gotten a sense...

    For Europe’s NATO allies, attack on one isn’t attack on all
    Jun10

    For Europe’s NATO allies, attack on one isn’t attack on all

    People in several NATO nations increasingly see Russia as a threat, a new survey has found, but in only a few countries is there support for military action in case of an attack on ally. The poll, from the Pew Research Center, found that in France, Germany and Italy, majorities opposed military force if “Russia got into a serious military...

    Jeb Bush, in Germany, makes aggressive charge at Putin
    Jun10

    Jeb Bush, in Germany, makes aggressive charge at Putin

    BERLIN — Not worried about reminding Europe of another bellicose Bush, Jeb Bush vowed to reassert American leadership in the world during a speech here Tuesday night and attacked Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a ruthless pragmatist who will push until someone pushes back.” Kicking off a six-day European tour in a city where memories of...

    Germans conflicted about the Bush brand
    Jun09

    Germans conflicted about the Bush brand

    BERLIN — Jeb Bush, kicking off a six-day European tour, will pay tribute on Tuesday to America’s alliance with Western Europe, calling it “as relevant as the day it was founded” and arguing that our long-time allies want a more engaged United States. Only here in Germany, that is not exactly so. Germans are conflicted about the Bush brand....

    The defeat of would-be-emperor Erdoğan
    Jun09

    The defeat of would-be-emperor Erdoğan

    Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), in office since 2002, suffered its first electoral defeat. Although the AKP is likely to remain relevant in the Turkish political scene for the foreseeable future, the danger of Erdoğan accumulating more power and establishing a volatile and autocratic...

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