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European Union news and analysis from The Nation
October 25, 2019
Germany’s Big Green Mood Lacks Radicalism
The ascendant Green Party’s moderate approach might placate some voters, but it won’t save a burning planet.
October 24, 2019
Brexit Fatigue Is No Reason to Leave the EU
British MPs are tired of arguing, but that’s no reason to approve Boris Johnson’s disastrous deal.
October 21, 2019
Spain’s Catalonia Crisis Just Got a Lot Worse
Massive peaceful protests, along with days of violent clashes, demonstrate that the fight over this region’s independence movement affects the entire country and is far from over.
October 21, 2019
Johnson Tries to Throw the UK Under the Bus; Parliament Balks—for Now
The hope for those who oppose his awful Brexit deal is that the number of supporters will collapse once the legislation comes into contact with reality.
October 14, 2019
How Boris Johnson Fell For America
Britain’s prime minister is a lifelong admirer of the US. How will Brexit change his—and his country’s—special relationship?
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October 4, 2019
Labour’s Big Gamble on Brexit
By dodging a decision on the issue, the party has ceded political ground to the right while demoralizing some of its own ranks.
October 3, 2019
The Dark Side of Portugal’s Economic Success Story
The country’s left-wing coalition has prioritized private investment and economic growth over public services such as housing, education, and forest fire prevention.
September 16, 2019
Italy’s Government Completely Broke Down and Nothing Changed
If you’re confused by the country’s recent shake-ups, you’re not alone.
September 5, 2019
Boris Johnson’s Latest Defeat Makes an Early Election Inevitable
In the contest over Britain’s future, Johnson’s opponents have won all the battles—but they could still lose the war.
August 30, 2019
Brexit Gives Its Former Colonies a Whiff of Schadenfreude
Britain is learning what many of its former colonies already know: Democracy requires constant vigilance.