Angela Merkel, who remains immensely popular, has distanced herself from the scandals shaking her party. But she still needs to change her image before September's elections.
If growth does not return to Europe in the next two years, the political situation will become more difficult.
Although the United States weathered the global recession relatively better than its European counterparts, it is not as strong as it looks and Europe’s long-term prospects are better than its current dismal performance suggests.
The Dutch have not suddenly become Euroskeptics. The Netherlands has always been reserved toward Europe. It has just managed, for a long time, to hide it.
The Serbia-Kosovo agreement proves that clever diplomacy combined with the power of the prospect of EU enlargement can still deliver significant results.
Unlike their EU counterparts, children of Turkish immigrants have to choose their nationality by the age of 23 or they will lose their German passports.
The Cypriot banking crisis reveals the danger of the euro crisis incapacitating Europe and the global economy more broadly.
Expectations for the U.S.-EU free trade agreement are dangerously high. Reaching a deal is likely to take longer and produce smaller gains than optimistic figures suggest.
The euro crisis shows that more integration, not less, is indispensable for moving Europe out of the danger zone and ensuring that it remains a beacon of peace and prosperity.
Something extraordinary is happening now in European and American politics: a new populist moment.