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Council of the European Union

Can Trump and Europe restart relations?

Although the recent and newfound rapport between Trump and the EU is a welcome respite from the current rot in the transatlantic relationship, it is unlikely to be a long-lasting feature as fundamental issues still divide Washington and Brussels.

Russia’s financial authorities are putting the economy on an “economic war” footing as sanctions...

The sanctions based assault on Russia by the US and its expanding sanctions regime is starting to take its toll as the Russian government and financial authorities scramble to manage the damage that is now affecting everything from corporate profits to foreign currency reserves.

Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability support programme

In total, €288.7 billion in loans have been provided to Greece since 2010. This includes €256.6 billion from its European partners and €32.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

#FreePress: Journalists are not the enemy

Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country.

Let’s talk about climate change

If the repeated dire warnings from the world’s climate scientists have not been enough, then the recent tragic events in Japan, Europe and California must convince us to finally admit we have a problem.

Mimicking membership: London’s need for a new coalition-building strategy

New data show who in the EU is disappointed by the UK, and which common interests are worth fighting for pre-Brexit.

Is Europe America’s friend or foe?

Since Donald Trump took office as US president, a new cottage industry in rational theories of his seemingly irrational behavior has developed. On one issue, however, no amount of theorizing has made sense of Trump: his treatment of America's oldest and most reliable ally.

The structural flaw in the EU’s migration policy

The EU migration policy lacks a true understanding of the root causes. The approach is therefore ill-fitted for purpose, risks undermining development, and may even exacerbate fragility.

“The way people talk about the work of journalists has changed”

Bastian Obermayer on fake news and the role that politicians across the world are playing in creating a more dangerous place for journalists could not be more timely: as the tragic assassinations of journalists in Malta and Slovakia in the past year demonstrate, Europe isn't a safe zone anymore.

Europe is still not producing large successful tech companies at the same rate as...

John Collison's trailblazing billion-dollar company Stripe, which he co-founded at only 19 years old, helps companies of all sizes do business online.

Euro-Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but they often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live.

English not an official EU language anymore after Brexit

The Commission has already started using French and German more often in its external communications, as a symbolic move after Britain voted to leave the EU.

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