from The Great Debate:

German election bruises Merkel, but isn’t a knockout blow

March 14, 2016

A combination picture shows German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel as she addresses a news conference at CDU party headquarters in Berlin, Germany March 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RTX293BZ

A combination picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

from The Great Debate:

Why a hope in the world since Biblical times is officially over

March 11, 2016

Migrants stand next to the Greek-Macedonian border fence, near the Greek village of Idomenii March 1, 2016. Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed wire fence. REUTERS/Marko Djurica - RTS8QIB

Migrants stand next to the Greek-Macedonian border fence, near the Greek village of Idomenii March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

from The Great Debate:

Why the Syrian war will define the decade

March 3, 2016

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.    REUTERS/Rodi Said/Files  (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE IS PART OF PACKAGE '30 YEARS OF REUTERS PICTURES' TO FIND ALL 56 IMAGES SEARCH '30 YEARS'

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said

from The Great Debate:

Will the EU really fence off one of its own members?

February 9, 2016

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis  - RTX253LT

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: EU could fall apart without flexibility

December 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

EU could fall apart without flexibility

December 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

EU-Turkey deal is historic, if it sticks

November 30, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Is political correctness over ‘refugees’ putting lives in danger?

November 27, 2015

Macedonian policemen hold shields as they stand on the borderline during clashes as hundreds of stranded migrants tried  to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni November 26, 2015. A few migrants ran across into Macedonia but were quickly detained by police. Police in riot gear guarded some 30-40 meters of the fence which was torn down, and a Reuters photographer saw riot police armed with assault rifles. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1VZT1

Macedonian policemen hold shields as they stand on the borderline during clashes as hundreds of stranded migrants tried to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

from Breakingviews:

German open-door isolationism is unsustainable

November 26, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

What does Europe truly want to be when it grows up?

November 4, 2015

Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift train station in the village of Sentilj

Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift station close to the Austrian border town of Spielfeld in the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger