OPINION

Rampaging populism

It is worrying to observe how small an electoral price you have to pay for anti-immigrant talk

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Olympic truce

Once the Sochi Games have passed off, Putin will once again be playing hardball

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Opportunity in Ukraine

Defeated by the Kremlin's nimble footwork and hard-hitting punches, the EU can now trust only to the power of the streets if it is to have a second chance in Ukraine

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Who’s afraid of the EU?

Moscow is doing its best to derail EU relations with Eastern Partnership countries, and attract them to its hegemonic project

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Putting up a fight

While the rise of xenophobic populism in Europe is cause for concern, civil society is also showing the will to confront it

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Limbo

For the survivors of last week's wreck off Lampedusa, as for the others who have managed to reach land, another nightmare is awaiting

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Rehncession

The commissioner may sees himself as the savior of the euro, but many blame his recipes for the depth of the European slump

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No one to go out with

Germany is the country we cannot do without if we are to climb out of the crisis

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Their own people

Europe’s political families are poor representatives of the values the Union is meant to espouse

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Sawn-off democracies

The European Commission is bent on imposing one strict priority on the member states: that of controlling the public deficit

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Periphery’s periphery

Southern Europe has become the focus of the euro crisis, but it is in the Balkans where it is hitting hardest

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Axis of discrimination

The approval of gay marriage in a number of new countries this spring means a remarkable acceleration in the direction of equality

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It’s not the euro

We are not looking at an economic crisis that became political due to bad management in the euro zone

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Crossroads in Tunis

Current instability in North African nation is not unlike the situation during transitions which are held up as models

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Mali and its neighbors

The challenge is to foster regional stability of the kind Afghanistan has never enjoyed

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Those who leave

The new migratory mobility, particularly that of the young, takes the wind out of the sails of those who might transform their countries of origin

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Trapped in Greece

It is no good simply blaming bad government in Athens for the massive problem caused by EU-bound immigration

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The Europe of debt

Spain was not Greece when the crisis began, but four years later the similarities are growing