Jan Steven van Dijk is a local politician in the Dutch town of Schagen. He's in charge of finances and...happiness. The idea is that happy citizens make for a buoyant economy.
It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about?
Dutch PM Rutte has claimed victory in elections in the Netherlands that saw his party beat out far-right challenger Wilders. Some see the Dutch poll as a litmus test for populists ahead of French and German elections.
The mural that appeared in Rome shortly after Italy's elections has become reality: Populists from across the spectrum are embracing each other. Italy is facing a very uncertain future, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
Leading politicians in Germany and Europe have voiced relief that pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron won Sunday's poll. They called on French voters to back him in the second round against the far-right Marine Le Pen.
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