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European Union news and analysis from The Nation
June 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Fortunate Son
He’s the country’s first openly gay prime minister and first of South Asian heritage—but he offers little relief from the harsh austerity budgets that have done so much harm.
June 7, 2017
Bernie Sanders Is Super Excited About Jeremy Corbyn’s Anti-Austerity Campaign
You should be too.
May 18, 2017
Letters From the June 5-12, 2017, Issue
A history of colonization… Democracy or disintegration?… Borne back ceaselessly…
May 5, 2017
Centrist Macron Beats Back the National Front—and the Spread of Trumpism
The world could not afford another Trump ally in power.
May 5, 2017
How the Eurozone Damaged French Politics—and This Year’s Presidential Election
It has constrained the country’s economic decision-making, and center-left collaboration with Brussels opened up space for the far right.
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May 2, 2017
Choosing Between a Headscarf and a Job
An EU court’s ruling against a woman who wore a hijab to work is part of a continuing crackdown on Muslim identity in Europe.
April 21, 2017
Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?
Communism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.
April 19, 2017
Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One
Questionable but orthodox Cold War narratives make actual war with Russia more likely than during its 40-year predecessor.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 4, 2017
Hungary Is Forcing All Asylum Seekers into Detention Camps
Victor Orbán is taking Fortress Europe to new extremes.
March 21, 2017
In Brexit’s Wake
A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.