Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing Northern League, is now leading an ideological offensive, declaring the arrival of a “new European spring” in May’s EU parliamentary elections. Photo: Reuters
Vasilis Trigkas
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Vasilis Trigkas

Why Brexit may be the least of the EU’s worries

  • Vasilis Trigkas says the blow of the UK leaving the union will be considerable, but it is only an exacerbating factor. In a European parliamentary election year, economic stagnation and a turn towards populist politics are far more worrisome

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Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing Northern League, is now leading an ideological offensive, declaring the arrival of a “new European spring” in May’s EU parliamentary elections. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Ties Dams
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Ties Dams

An anxious Europe has to grow up and face the reality of a powerful China

  • Ties Dams says Europeans have long seen China through the lens of the missionary and the merchant, who focus on either China’s human rights records or huge market. But now, the scaremonger is taking over the narrative of China

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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