France's Macron: EU in 'civil war' over democracy

France's Macron: EU in 'civil war' over democracy

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron triumphed in France on a strongly pro-EU platform French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that “there seems to be a European civil war” between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism. He urged the EU to renew its commitment to democracy, in a passionate speech to the European Parliament in […]

Chaos-Fleeing Investors See Europe's Populist East as No Russia

Chaos-Fleeing Investors See Europe's Populist East as No Russia

By and April 16, 2018, 12:00 AM EDT Some populist-ruled countries are riskier than others. Eastern Europe, home to a new class of illiberal leaders within the European Union, is becoming a favorite for emerging-market investors as trade threats, sanctions and geopolitical risks spur a retreat from high-yielding debt in Russia and Turkey. Bonds from […]

Get PAID To Retire Early And Travel Around Europe?!?!

Get PAID To Retire Early And Travel Around Europe?!?!

It sounds counterintuitive, but you can actually earn a fortune by quitting your job, retiring to Europe and spending the next few years of your life traveling throughout the continent drinking wine and staying at expensive hotels. I’ve created an expat retirement planning tool that will help you calculate whether and how you can take […]

Europe to see first genetically engineered patients using gene-splicing therapy

Europe to see first genetically engineered patients using gene-splicing therapy

Europe will see its first genetically engineered patients using a groundbreaking gene-splicing therapy this year after regulators approved trials. The biotech company Crispr Therapeutics is hoping to cure the disease beta thalassaemia, a devastating blood disorder which reduces the production of haemoglobin, the protein which carries oxygen to cells. Without sufficient oxygen, sufferers can be left […]

Europe's new 'Eastern bloc'

Europe's new 'Eastern bloc'

PRAGUE — For Central and Eastern European countries, accession to the European Union has driven democratic reform and economic development. But after financial and refugee crises left the bloc reeling, the link between liberal democracy and social well-being is not as evident as it once was. As narratives of a decadent, failing West take hold, […]

Could President Trump be the savior of Europe?

Could President Trump be the savior of Europe?

Could President Donald Trump be the savior of Europe? It’s an unusual thought, particularly given some of the trade-war rhetoric being hurled across the Atlantic. But fiscal stimulus in the United States provides an opportunity for Europe to do some spending of its own—and to get a bigger growth impact than it normally would. With […]

Netanyahu is picking the wrong friends in Europe

Netanyahu is picking the wrong friends in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu | Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Opinion Siding with Hungary over Brussels undermines Europe’s positive anti-Semitism efforts. By William Echikson 4/12/18, 4:02 AM CET Here’s something for Benjamin Netanyahu to consider: The Israeli prime minister should spend less time in Europe praising nationalists like Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán and more […]