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Europe’s Chances for a Wage Boom Look Slim

October 24, 2017 |

European Central Bank officials are watching wage growth as they plot a gradual retreat from easy money policies to boost the regional economy. But the pickup they’re looking for as a signal that Europe is returning to full health might not materialize. What’s News Europe

How Three Speeches Could Influence Europe’s Future

September 18, 2017 |

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual state of the union has put the spotlight on coming speeches from France’s Emmanuel Macron and the U.K.’s Theresa May. Mr. Juncker’s speech was as interesting for what it didn’t contain as much as what it did, writes Simon Nixon. What’s News Europe

Europe’s Ancient Ports Have New Infestation: Tourists

July 17, 2017 |

It all started with Venice. The Italian port city on the Adriatic Sea has seen its population dwindle since the 1950s as locals are forced out by what the BBC calls “hordes of cruise-ship visitors.” Nowadays, the problem of cruise ship tourist invasion has spilled over to many other ancient…

Europe’s Other Central Banks Catch Break From ECB, Euro

July 9, 2017 |

The yearslong battle that smaller European central banks have waged against their own strong currencies may have turned a corner, thanks to the strengthening euro. What’s News Europe

Europe’s Brexit Negotiator Urges U.K. to Show ‘More Ambition’ on EU Citizens’ Rights

June 27, 2017 |

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator called on the U.K. to show “more ambition” in protecting the rights of EU citizens following the U.K.’s departure from the bloc after London laid out detailed proposals on the issue. What’s News Europe

One of Europe’s Most Powerful Modern Leaders Is Dead

June 16, 2017 |

Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died at 87, the AP reports. Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union Party posted on Twitter: “We are in sorrow. #RIP #HelmutKohl.” The German newspaper…

Europe’s First Brexit Shot: It Wants Clearing Back From London

June 13, 2017 |

Europe fired its first broadside at the City of London since the Brexit vote, making a grab for the U.K.’s vast clearing market. What’s News Europe

London Attack Spotlights Difficulties in Europe’s Security Cooperation

June 7, 2017 |

Europe’s fractured landscape of national police and security forces may have contributed to the failure to stop Saturday’s London terror rampage, with Italy and Britain at odds over whether an assailant was flagged as a threat to U.K. authorities. What’s News Europe

Europe’s Bid to Seize the Moment Won’t Be Easy

June 3, 2017 |

The EU is recovering as an economy and as a political idea, Marcus Walker writes, but the question is whether it—particularly Germany and France—can overcome old differences to strengthen the bloc and its currency. What’s News Europe

This Man Will Be One of Central Europe’s Last Hermits

April 19, 2017 |

“When I read about the Saalfelden hermitage, I thought to myself: that’s the place for me,” says Stan Vanuytrecht. The mayor of the Austrian town, perched in the Alps, thought it was just the spot for Vanuytrecht, too. Vanuytrecht, a bearded, pipe-smoking Catholic deacon from Belgium, beat out 49 other…