Neither leaders in Brussels nor the European capitals have the luxury of time to pander to or ignore populists.
France is one of Europe's biggest headaches when it comes to addressing the euro crisis, which is why Berlin's influence in Paris is crucial.
All the talk is about growing unemployment, low growth, and factory closures. But what about refugees and migrants who find Europe becoming a fortress.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.