Brexit Is Here, and It’s a Texas-Size Defeat for the E.U.

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The loss of such a rich, sizable, powerful member state will weaken the European Union’s momentum and its diplomatic weight. A pro-Brexit rally in London last September. Britain will officially withdrawal from the European Union on Friday.Credit…Andrew Testa for The … Read More

Brexit: the deed is [almost] done

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I would have preferred our exit from the European Parliament yesterday to have been done with dignity. But Farage and his ghastly crew don’t do dignity, preferring instead to break the EP rules by waving national flags in the chamber … Read More

The end of ‘peak Germany’ and the return of France

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FILE PHOTO: A worker at German manufacturer of silos and liquid tankers, Feldbinder Special Vehicles, moves rolls of aluminium at the company’s plant in Winsen, Germany. At first blush, the result of the European Parliament election in May, and the … Read More

Time for Strong New EU Leaders

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As the EU prepares to replace its top officeholders, the union needs leaders who can confront bullying international actors, navigate through a turbulent political scene, and rebuild public trust in the European project. The EU’s Game of Thrones, which will … Read More

Britain was supposed to be on its way out of the E.U. Instead, it may have to hold European elections.

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Britain’s Parliament on Friday voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the third time. The vote, which came on the day that Britain had originally been scheduled to leave the European Union, added another layer of uncertainty to an already … Read More

What might trigger the collapse of the EU?

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Several factors including Brexit and the rise of the far-right pose a threat to the political union. A mural by graffiti artist Banksy on a wall in Dover – Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images The European Union is facing unprecedented threats to its … Read More

Europe’s slow-burn energy collapse

The Brexit fiasco and French riots are accelerating symptoms of Europe’s earth system crisis Everyone’s talking about Brexit. Some about the French riots. But no one’s talking about why they are happening, and what they really mean. They might think … Read More

Germany’s Merkel joins France’s Macron in call for European Union army

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that infuriated U.S. President Donald Trump. READ MORE: France’s Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘real European army’ in light of United States, … Read More

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