European integration is being challenged by countries that yearned to rejoin a Europe based on unity and liberal democracy.
The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are not in the EU Customs Union, but they are treated by the rest of the world as if they are. Could the UK try for similar status?
Germany’s grand coalition must now seize the chance to reshape Europe with France.
It will be bad news for Europe if an interim coalition deal between Germany’s two main political parties falls apart.
Theresa May’s government most likely will limp on, but enough Conservatives will side with other parties to insist on a second EU referendum.
Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.
It would be wise to view a new poll on Brexit with caution.
An EU rethink must include new voices and involve a fully participative process of consultation.
Revamping its Customs Union with Turkey is the only viable way for the EU to encourage rules-based economic and political reforms in the country and maintain engagement with Ankara.
Theresa May has persuaded the EU to move to the next round of Brexit talks. Now she must decide which promises to break.