Now that Greece's bailout and the framework for a banking supervisor have been taken care of, EU leaders are focussing on reforms -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
Francois Hollande has expressed his country's support for Iraq's new government. The French president's trip to Baghdad came as France was considering joining a US-led bombing campaign on Islamist extremists.
Germany's upstart euroskeptics have claimed significant representation in two more state parliaments. The key to the AfD's success has been expanding their policies beyond euroskepticism into popular conservatism.
The eurozone is not in good shape: The economy is stagnant, unemployment remains at record levels, and the specter of deflation is about. Many politicians are looking to Mario Draghi to solve their fiscal problems.
Spain’s difficult austerity measures are beginning to bear fruit, while the French government is being torn asunder by austerity politics. Europe needs more positive examples of reform writes DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
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