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Von der Leyen’s Gambit: Turning Citizens into Champions of a European Health Union

As health policy is a hot topic in a COVID-19 world, it was hardly surprising that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen opened her State of the European Union address on 16 September with four health proposals. In the pre-COVID-19 era, EU health policy would rarely have been the first item on the presidential agenda, but plenty has changed this year...
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Leadership for Global Security: Can Germany be an Honest Broker?

2020 is a turbulent year and global leadership is in short supply. But as the United States is focused inwards, the UK is hampered by Brexit, France is in perennial economic crisis, and China and Russia are engaged in promoting their own political priorities. Can Germany fill the void?..
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The Big Picture After the European Elections

As the dust settles from Europe’s continent-wide exercise of democracy, with politicians patting themselves on the back for the welcomed increase in voter turnout, what will the next five years bring for business?..
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The Austrian Election Result

There were three winners and two losers who emerged from Austria’s election yesterday. The only party that achieved the same result as in the last election are the liberal NEOS. On Thursday, 19 October it will finally be announced which four, five or six parties will ultimately end up in Austria’s next parliament. ..
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