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Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban?

Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban?

SOFIA, Bulgaria — At the end of 2016, devastated by Brexit and unsettled by Donald Trump’s victory in the American presidential election, many Europeans fell into deep despair. They had become resigned to the notion that the European Union’s moment in history was...
The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

SOFIA, Bulgaria — When you can’t understand why people behave in a certain way, the easiest thing to do is to convince yourself that people do not know what they are doing. This is what European political, business and news media leaders have done in response to the...