In the chaotic early weeks of the pandemic, when Europe was ground zero for the international spread of the coronavirus, European unity seemed a distant prospect. But Merkel’s leadership combined with a gigantic recovery fund have helped the EU bounce back.
The leader of Europe’s largest economy has pleaded with German citizens to take the coronavirus seriously. Her recent address provides a path for democracies everywhere.
Peace and stability have largely prevailed across the EU in recent decades, but its current generation of leaders now face a critical test of resilience.
In the seventy years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s image in Europe has changed dramatically.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the Istanbul mayoral election again. But when he meets with world leaders in Osaka, Erdogan will have even bigger challenges.
Why has Turkey responded to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so vocally?