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Germany Veers toward Recession in 3Q

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Amid trade wars and the uncertainty of Brexit, Europe’s economic engine has begun to sputter.

What’s at Stake in a Hard Brexit

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What’s on the line if the Johnson government pulls Britain out of the UK without a deal on October 31?

Italy’s League in Russia-Funding Scandal

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In a case of the FPO’s Ibiza scandal redux, Italy’s League is now embroiled in a Russian funding scandal.

Controversial EU Nomination Recalls Broader Consultancy Scandals

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Ursula von der Leyen’s past links with major consultancies has some questioning her appointment as EU Commission president.

Backgrounder: Greek Elections

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New Democracy has swept to power in the Greek elections. But will it be the same old story in austerity-plagued Athens?

New Leader Slate Finalized in EU

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After four summits and countless hours of closed-door negotiations, the new slate of leaders in Brussels is finally official.

EU Inks Free Trade Deal with Mercosur

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Completed following decades of negotiation, the deal will create a market of over 770 million people. Was it worth the wait?

Rome and Brussels Resume Collision Course

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Irresistible force, meet immovable object.

EU Parliament Elections

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Zac and Nick discuss some of the major takeaways from the EU Parliament elections, a potential turning point for the Union which now has many in Brussels breathing a sigh of relief. (Recorded June 4, 2019)

EU Parliament Elections: Key Takeaways

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EU Parliament results provided no major upheavals, but that doesn’t mean they won’t resonate in national politics across the continent.

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