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Netherlands Votes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Centrist parties are benefiting from COVID-19 tailwinds, but don’t read too much into the Dutch results.

No Human Rights without the Right to Know

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How do European governments strike a balance between privacy rights and the right for citizens to know what their leaders are doing?

The Inevitable Rise of Euroscepticism in the Wake of COVID-19

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While COVID-19 may not be an existential crisis for the EU, it does tick virtually all the boxes when it comes to hardening Eurosceptic attitudes throughout the bloc.

The EU’s New ‘Eastern Question’: Refugees, Gas, and Neo-Ottoman Imperialism

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The ‘Eastern Question’ has re-emerged to haunt EU policymakers, and a proper answer requires a true understanding of region’s historical specificities.

FLASH: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Updates

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Tracking the latest news surrounding the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

ECB Tests the Limits of ‘Unconventional’ Monetary Policy

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Can the ECB’s policy bazooka pull the euro zone out of its COVID-induced economic doldrums?

Freedom and Fair Justice for Moldova’s Imprisoned Anti-Corruption Prosecutor

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The political persecution of Moldova’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutor stands as President Sandu’s first big test in office.

Outlook 2021: A New Dawn for the European Union?

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With Brexit now in the past, what will the future hold for the European Union?

EU-China Investment Agreement Casts Europe as a Great Power

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The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has demonstrated Europe’s importance on the world stage – even if the agreement never sees the light of day.

Christmas Peace Deal to End the Brexit “War”?

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Britain’s services industry might not agree with the early declarations of victory that followed the new Brexit deal.

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