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The establishment is pleased that Le Pen fell but a major upset is still coming
By Bill Wirtz
The French election is down to her and Macron, with high stakes for the rest of the world
The incumbent’s victory is not yet in the bag
She left Germany toothless and dependent on Russia
Turkey has emerged as a key player in the crisis — just don’t expect them to take a principled stand
Joining the bloc is a long and tedious process unlikely to be fast-tracked
Putin’s invasion has set off a terrifying waiting game across the continent
Blame its energy dependence as the situation with Ukraine rapidly escalates
The Greens did well, yes, but so did a party of forward-thinking classical liberals
Greta Thunberg didn’t win the German elections
Why does Germany look so weak on Russia?
Angela Merkel’s legacy crumbles
What Erdogan is thinking about Ukraine
The stakes for Europe are even higher than in 1938
Marine Le Pen takes on the king of Europe
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