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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
A country where children languish on coats on hospital floors has no right to lecture the rest of the world.
As Churchill said, “We are with Europe but not of it.”
Europe still lacks a serious substitute for the collective might of the Western alliance.
Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans could breathe some much-needed oxygen into the country’s politics.
Surveillance programme collects information from social media, websites and apps, facial recognition cameras, health data and checkpoints.
The race to be the party’s next chancellor candidate illustrates Merkel’s stature and her limitations.
It was Vladimir Putin who launched the fightback against post-Cold War liberal democracy.
The troubling shifts of recent years have all made Spain more, not less, like the rest of the continent.
Liberal democracy contains the seeds of its own destruction - but also of its own salvation.
The country brought back together 30 years ago was a nation not just divided but stunted: its past not fully processed.