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Table scrap: Budget talks in a fragmented Europe

It will be difficult for the member states that are most invested in the EU’s global role to prevent a reduction in the external portion of its budget

Will Europe Ever Trust America Again?

As Western leaders gather in London this week, you might be able to detect a huge rupture beneath the surface

The benefits of political fragmentation

The EU's new pluralism has made public debate more political, as parties and groups have become careful to protect their distinct identities

The real battle for Poland’s future

Jaroslaw Kaczynski promises the ‘Polish model of the welfare state’ and social protection like in the West – but if his party stays in power after the October 13 election, the country will drift further away from its hard-won freedoms and connections with Europe 

Von der Leyen’s safe Commission

Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far

Tricks of the trade

Trade policy is set to become one of the key tools of Ursula von der Leyen’s “union that strives for more”. But securing support from national governments and European citizens will be a challenge.