So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.
Elections & Referendums
For both Merkel and Schulz, the upcoming campaign will be a litmus test of their European outlook
Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017
Initial reactions from the public have been marked by collective grief but not by calls for revenge
Berlin will need to manage the fears of its fellow members, especially in regard to three specific issues
While Europe might take solace from the presidential election result, it should recognise that Austria’s Eurosceptic drift will not be halted by Van der Bellen
With Renzi declaring that he will resign if the electorate rejects his reforms, the referendum is now widely seen as a vote of confidence on the government itself
Germany’s coming election campaign will be the last of its kind — the final page in the first chapter of the history of the Berlin Republic
No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?
The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent