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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 06, 2015 | EUROPE | |

Greece says “No”

The result of the Greek referendum is very clear. Now the fight is on to decide what it means.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | July 05, 2015 | EUROPE | 1 |

No ordinary referendum in Greece

The hastily-organised Greek debt/bailout referendum could go either way – which is appropriate, since no-one is quite sure what either result would mean.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | June 22, 2015 | EUROPE | 1 |

D-day for Greece’s chickens

Greece’s radical left leadership looks poised for a possible deal with the EU leadership, but the saga certainly isn’t over yet.

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The limits of Europe, part II

Russia and Britain, for all their obvious differences, have the same sort of equivocal relationship with Europe: unmistakably European powers, but with interests and traditions that draw them elsewhere.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | June 19, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Denmark swings rightwards

Danes appear to have voted by a narrow majority for a coalition in which the far right will have the largest voice, but the forces of moderation remain strong.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | June 12, 2015 | AFRICA | 1 |

The limits of Europe, part I

So is Azerbaijan in Europe or not? What about Turkey? Iceland? Morocco? The questions are never purely geographical, but they raise some difficult political problems.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | June 10, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 3 |

Democratic surprise in Turkey

Turkey may be set for minority government and political instability, but democracy has again shown how effective it can be in checking over-ambitious rulers.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | June 07, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Election preview: Turkey

Today’s Turkish election is a crucial test for both the country’s government and its democratic credentials.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 16, 2015 | POLITICAL ISSUES | 1 |

American unbelief comes out of the closet

Another instalment in the long-running debate over the condition of religion in America.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 12, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Poll failure in Poland

Just three days after their British debacle, Poland’s presidential election produces another embarrassing result for the opinion pollsters. The country’s conservative opposition has made a surprisingly strong showing.

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