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First-ever female mayor for Amsterdam

Femke Halsema will be named Amsterdam’s mayor, a move that would make her the first-ever woman to lead the city of canals and bicycles since that role was created centuries ago.

Democratic distress in the United States and Europe

Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions; polarization and illiberalism appear to be on the rise.

How Europe can upgrade its ‘convergence machine’ for greater equality

The European Union has had an image problem of late, as political forces from left and right, and north and south, like to portray it as a source of new and old economic and social problems.

March in London to call for Brexit deal referendum

Thousands of supporters of the European Union gathered in central London on Saturday to call on the British government to hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit.

Is Erdogan making the Ottoman Empire great again?

Turkey is leveraging tradition to expand its power in Europe — but the history cuts both ways.
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Scotland will have to rejoin EU after independence referendum

A new state, coming out of a current member state it will have to apply for EU membership.

Spain’s new prime minister aims for regular elections in 2020

Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took over earlier this month after his conservative predecessor lost a no-confidence vote, said he plans to stay in office until the regular ballot scheduled for 2020.

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.

BREXIT: Who is in and who is out?

Today and tomorrow, British MPs will vote on 15 amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, sent to the Commons by the unelected House of Lords.

EU still doesn’t know how to deal with Catalonia

Catalonia's independence referendum has shown that 90 per cent of voters backs secession from Spain, but Madrid has vowed to ignore the result after Spain's constitutional court declared the poll unlawful.

Is Germany’s Chancellor the real leader of Europe?

German voters have increasingly turned on their long-standing chancellor Angela Merkel, with many furious with the leader's "preference for Europe over Germany".

EU explores account freezes to prevent bank runs

European Union states are considering measures which would allow them to temporarily stop people withdrawing money from their accounts to prevent bank runs.

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