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  • Emmanuel Macron is edging closer to France’s presidency
    FRANCE’S most pro-European presidential candidate took his campaign to London this week to a rapturous welcome. Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former Socialist economy minister, was there to court the French vote abroad, and is exactly the sort of…
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  • Moscow is regaining sway in the Balkans
    “HERE are the Russian missiles!” chortles Viacheslav Vlasenko, co-director of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Centre in Nis, a town in central Serbia. He gestures at the contents of his warehouse: tents, generators, inflatable boats and other go…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 17, 4:44pm -
  • Europe is starting to get serious about defence
    THE triceratops had a gentle existence that belied its fierce appearance, keeping to itself and maintaining a strict vegetarian diet. But in his neglected classic Tarzan the Terrible, Edgar Rice Burroughs conjured the Gryf, a horrifying dagger-toothe…
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  • Martin Schulz breathes new life into Germany’s Social Democrats
    THE small branch office of Dilek Kolat, a Social Democratic (SPD) politician in Berlin’s Friedenau district, is packed with locals who have turned up for a discussion on the topic “What is social justice?” After two hours the answer is, unsurpr…
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  • Polls are still reliable, and they show Marine Le Pen losing
    JOURNALISTS often joke that three examples make a trend. Following the votes for Brexit and Donald Trump, a victory by Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) in France’s presidential election would complete the anti-globalisation trifecta. She ha…
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  • Nico Colchester journalism fellowships
    The Nico Colchester fellowships were established in memory of Nico Colchester, who died in 1996 after an outstanding career at the Financial Times, The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Nico had a passion for writing about European polit…
    - 9 days ago 17 Feb 17, 4:11pm -
  • Turkey’s snuggling up to Russia is likely to hurt it
    AT ISTANBUL’S naval museum, around the corner from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s residence, reminders of one of Europe’s biggest geopolitical rivalries are everywhere. A bust commemorates Hasan Pasha of Algiers, a commander in a battle in wh…
    - 9 days ago 16 Feb 17, 4:44pm -
  • Matteo Renzi plans to quit his job and win it back
    MATTEO RENZI, Italy’s former prime minister, has never been one to shrink from a bet. On February 19th he is set to stake all his remaining chips by resigning as leader of the governing Democratic Party (PD). It will be the second time in three mon…
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  • Greece’s creditors are now the main impediment to solving the country’s woes
    IF HISTORY repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce, it continues thereafter as endless iterations of Greek debt dramas. The script is wearyingly familiar. Greece’s European creditors are trying to close the second review of its third bail…
    - 9 days ago 16 Feb 17, 4:44pm -
  • Barred from the ballot, Putin’s rival is running anyway
    Aleksei Navalny: poster boyWITH little more than a year remaining before Russia’s next presidential elections, Aleksei Navalny, the country’s leading opposition politician, is hitting the campaign trail. Over the coming weeks he will embark on a…
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  • James Mattis, America’s new defence secretary, has given NATO a warning
    DURING his first month in office Donald Trump has often left allies concerned and confused. So when James Mattis, America’s new defence secretary, visited NATO’s headquarters in Brussels this week, he strove to calm anxious colleagues. Attending…
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  • How Moldova escaped the effects of a giant banking crisis
    At least the wine is safeMOLDOVA is a country of ignominious records. It is by far Europe’s poorest place. Among countries that bother to count foreign tourists, only Tuvalu welcomes fewer. To these dubious achievements, this little Romanian-speaki…
    - 9 days ago 16 Feb 17, 4:44pm -

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