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Europe's Conservatives Sour On the Free Market

France's notoriously divided and ideologically marooned Socialist opposition has long struggled to find a leader capable of selling a modern leftist vision that...

Supersizing Europe: The McDonald's Stimulus Plan

There was a time not so long ago when U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's was viewed by European consumers as the advance scout of what the French loudly decried as...

A Fight Over Europe's Farm Policy

E.U. farm commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel downplayed the changes to Europe's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) she unveiled Tuesday as a mere "health check"...

Why Europe Can't Abandon Russian Gas

Moscow sent a chilly reminder, over the New Year, of the urgency behind Europe's quest to wean itself off a dependence on Russian natural gas. Millions of...

Russia-Europe Gas Spat Ends — For Now

An uneasy compromise could mean an end to the latest Russia-Europe gas spat, and relief for the millions of people across vast swathes of Europe who have spent...

How Europe is Drowning in Wine

There is nothing like a Bordeaux, a Chianti or a Riesling to evoke the taste and scent of Europe in a wine glass. The problem, according to the "wine lake"...

In the Downturn, Europe's Airlines Scramble to Merge

Aside from bankers and automakers, few can claim as rough a ride in 2008 as those in the airline business. Eye-watering fuel prices in the first half of the year...

'Old Europe' Wary as Czechs Take Over EU Presidency

Jan. 1 should be a moment to savor for Czechs: almost two decades after the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule, the country is about to take over the...

Gaza War Sparks Rise in Europe Violence

Could the bloody Gaza confrontation spread to Europe? As the number of reported acts of aggression triggered by the conflict steadily grows in France, the U.K...

Europe Longs for a Weaker Euro

Ever since the Euro was rolled out in 2002, champions of the currency have worked long and hard to establish the tender as a serious, strong rival to the dollar...

Is Europe Backsliding on Climate-Change Targets?

Is this the moment the European Union's ambitious climate change agenda unraveled? At the end of the two-day E.U. summit in Brussels Thursday, European...

How Britain Will Dominate Europe

Britain is less than one half the size of France and only about two-thirds the size of Germany but, by the year 2060, it will have more people living in it than...

Europe's Reluctant Embrace of Turkey Shadows Talks

Don't be surprised if Abdullah Gul's smile looks a little forced when he arrives in Luxembourg for Tuesday's talks on Turkey joining the European Union. The...

Europe Grapples Over Biofuels

Like much of the rest of the world, Europe has invested heaps of money and even more hope in the promise of biofuels to provide secure supplies of...

Why Europe is Coming to India

For a European Commission ambassador, introducing European businesspeople to your host country is a big part of the job description. Since E.C. ambassador...

A Fatal Flight To Europe?

Bird flu had Europe aflutter last week. The lethal , H5N1 ,mavian flu virus, which has killed 57 of the 112 people it's infected in Asia since the end of 2003...

A Pakistan Link in Europe Arrests

Details surrounding the weekend bust of 14 suspected Islamist extremists in Barcelona are giving European security forces reason for concern — even beyond the...