Adriano Bosoni, Stratfor's Senior Europe Analyst, explains some of the European Commission's constraints under Ursula von der Leyen, outlines several post-Brexit scenarios, and looks at potential political risks in Italy.
Thousands of people have been gathering in Italy's northern cities in a sign of opposition to far-right leader Matteo Salvini. The quietly subversive 'Sardine' movement has been dubbed "Salvini's most dangerous enemy." (30.11.2019)
New people, old problems: The European Union is facing major challenges in the year ahead. But established solutions can lead to new opportunities, writes DW's Bernd Riegert. (30.12.2019)
German parliamentarians are accusing the Defense Ministry of torpedoing an investigation into alleged wrongdoing in its consultant contracts. The ex-defense chief's phone was wiped after it was declared evidence. (21.12.2019)
The EU and the UK might need more negotiating time to avoid a no-deal Brexit, the new European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejects any extension past the end of 2020. (27.12.2019)
Lorenzo Fioramonti has been threatening to quit since just after the coalition government formed. He had called for billions to be spent to improve schools and universities, but that money was not forthcoming. (26.12.2019)
Waltzing in a bell-clad costume worn atop red lingerie? Mix European traditions and that's how you'd be ringing in the New Year! A look at superstitious rituals from around the continent, from the weird to the wonderful. (30.12.2019)
Ursula von der Leyen has replaced Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. As her new team gets to work, DW's Bernd Riegert looks back at Juncker's five-year term.
"Soft power" will no longer be enough if the EU wants to assert itself on the world stage, the incoming EU Commission head said. Ursula von der Leyen added that Brexit has "strengthened" unity within the bloc.
Germany's defense minister has been at Angela Merkel's side since 2005. No stranger to global affairs, she's set to become the next European Commission president. So how does she view Europe's most pressing challenges?
So far, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has not been particularly ambitious with regard to EU affairs. But next year provides ample opportunity to make real progress.
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