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Merkel’s Legacy

The departing German chancellor leaves her country with a fractured domestic political scene and myriad intractable social challenges, the EU as weak as it has ever been, and grave international crises no closer to resolution.

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Something’s Rotten In The State Of Denmark

Danish lawmakers have gone on the offensive against interference in public debate, sparking criticism that a new proposal, which could entail criminal liability for expressing opinions similar to those of Moscow, may become a step toward silencing public debate.

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Le Pen: The EU is not Europe… it is not the Europe we want

France’s Marine Le Pen wants to break away from the European Union and move towards a union of individual nations, saying that the current block is “an ideological structure” and not “real Europe.”
“The European Union is not Europe… it is not the real Europe that we want,” the president of France’s National Rally (formerly Front National) told her supporters in the southern town of Frejus on Sunday.

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Spaghetti Democracy

Italian President Sergio Mattarella, dancing to the tune of the EU, has appointed IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as the interim prime minister tasked with forming a new government, undermining the result of the elections.

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