European Leaders Choose Women for Top EU Jobs

In a sign of strengthening cooperation between France and Germany and growing determination to steer a troubled Europe into brighter days, Europe’s 28 national leaders agreed to nominate two high-profile women to lead the European Union. If approved by the European Parliament, it would be the first time women are in charge of the EU’s key institutions.

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‘Mr. Brexit’ Set for Win in UK’s European Elections

Nigel Farage, the controversial far-right politician known as Mr. Brexit for having led the campaign to leave the European Union, is on track for another stunning election victory as his newly formed Brexit Party appears set to win European elections that the United Kingdom was not supposed to participate in.

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Liberals vs. Nationalists: Europe Picks the Next EU Parliament

At a moment of public dissatisfaction with the European Union and rejection of its pro-business and pan-European policies, Europeans began voting Thursday in elections that will determine the makeup of the European Parliament and, by extension, who will lead the EU’s powerful institutions, chief among them the executive branch.

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Ugly Atmosphere Pervades Europe Ahead of Elections

In Germany, a far-right political party is rising in the polls and breaking with taboos about the country’s Nazi past. In Italy, the interior minister speaks from a balcony of a provincial city where Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini once exhorted his followers. Street demonstrations become shouting matches. The social media sphere is filled with vitriol, jeering, profanity.

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EU Takes Aim at Romania Over Rule of Law

It’s becoming almost routine: The leader of an Eastern European country is brought to Brussels and harshly criticized for allegedly undermining the rule of law and democracy back home. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, a Social Democrat.

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