Charles RichardsonFeb 14, 20171 Comment
Switzerland's strict citizenship laws are relaxed slightly following a very convincing referendum victory. It's one sign that the power of xenophobia might be waning.
Charles RichardsonFeb 10, 20171 Comment
France's progressive liberal candidate, Emmanuel Macron, could be the luckiest man in Europe. If his luck holds out, he will be in the second ballot against Marine Le Pen.
Charles RichardsonFeb 6, 2017
Eastern Ukraine could be the first big test of just where appeasement of Russia will lead.
Charles RichardsonFeb 5, 2017
Elections tonight in tiny Liechtenstein will be another (albeit small) test of the appeal of European populism.
Charles RichardsonJan 30, 20172 Comments
The Socialist Party's left seizes its presidential nomination. Now its moderate leadership needs to decide which way to jump.
Charles RichardsonJan 23, 2017
Three months out from France's presidential election, the line-up of candidates is now pretty much complete. Only a major upset will prevent Benoît Hamon winning the second round of the Socialist primary next Sunday.
Charles RichardsonJan 20, 2017
Amid a fractured consensus, the European parliament elects a new president, or Speaker. The tasks ahead are formidable.
Charles RichardsonJan 12, 2017
Portugal and Iran each lose an elder statesman. One brought democracy to his country, the other helped to edge it in that direction.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment
As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.