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European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. European nations have been dealing with a range of geoeconomic changes.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 12, 2023
European Union being shaken by geoeconomic changes
European countries previously did not see China as a security threat due to their geographical distance. That is starting to change.
Alma Zadic, Austria's justice minister, during an interview in Vienna on Sept. 26
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2023
In Europe's politics, disinformation and hate pose growing threat
Austrian Justice Minister Alma Zadic believes public institutions simply don’t have the resources to match the output of bad actors.
Scallops shipped from Hokkaido are served at the Anuga food trade fair held in Cologne, Germany, on Saturday.
Oct 9, 2023
Snubbed by China, Japan tries to sell Europe on its seafood
The scallop industry was hit particularly hard, as Japanese exports to China in August fell 71.3% from a year earlier.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Feb. 15.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
EU seeks to protect sensitive tech from Chinese buyers
Brussels has stepped up its efforts to curtail critical trade with China.
Polish opposition leader, former premier and head of the centrist Civic Coalition bloc, Donald Tusk addresses participants of a rally in Warsaw on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 2, 2023
Polish opposition takes to the streets to energize campaign
Protesters supporting Donald Tusk’s Civic Coalition swelled into Warsaw in last-ditch attempt to boost momentum and narrow the gap.
French President Emmanuel Macron, then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then-U.S. President Donald Trump during a photo opportunity at a NATO leaders summit in the U.K. in 2019.
Sep 29, 2023
Europe is trying to ‘Trump proof’ the transatlantic relationship
Trump, 77, holds a commanding lead over his rivals in the contest for the Republican nomination, despite his mounting legal troubles.
Sofia, 18, and Andre Oliveira, 15, are part of a group of six that took action in the European court against 32 countries for allegedly failing to do their part to avert climate catastrophe.
Sep 27, 2023
Youth vs. Europe: 'Unprecedented' climate trial to kick off at rights court
If the complaint is upheld, it could result in orders from national courts for governments to cut carbon dioxide emissions faster than currently planned.
People walk on the bank of the frozen Spree river in Berlin in 2021.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
EU forecasts a more comfortable winter ahead without Russian gas
Before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline had accounted for 15% of Europe's gas imports in 2021.
Finnish Army conscripts with the 2nd Military Police Company during a training exercise in a suburb of Helsinki on Sept. 6. After decades of going it alone in security issues, Finns are finding that life in a large alliance is complex, expensive and deeply political.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 26, 2023
Finland raced to join NATO. What happens next is complicated.
The country must integrate itself into the alliance and its requirement of collective defense — with all of its financial, legal and strategic hurdles.
Nissan Motor is planning to produce only electric vehicles in Europe by 2030.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 26, 2023
Nissan to go all-electric in Europe by 2030 despite U.K. delay
Nissan plans to launch 27 electrified vehicles, including 19 fully electric cars, by 2030.
Slovaks will vote on Sept. 30 in a tight election that polls show could deliver an unlikely comeback for Robert Fico.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 25, 2023
Russia may be about to get a new friendly leader in Europe
Slovaks will vote on Sept. 30 in a tight election, and former Prime Minister Robert Fico has tapped into concerns over the fallout from the Ukraine war.
Migrants arrive in the harbor of the Italian island of Lampedusa. On Monday, Italy extended its detention periods for illegal migrants to deter arrivals after record boat crossings from North Africa.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
Italy changes tack on EU naval mission, repurposed as blockade
Critics say pushing back boats would violate international asylum rules and the European Convention on Human Rights.
China with its government subsidies has become a dominant player in the EV market, causing concern in Europe and the United States.
Sep 19, 2023
EV leadership means more than just sales figures
EV dominance matters because electric vehicles are the future.
The far-right Confederation Liberty and Independence party rally against measures imposed by the Polish government to stem the spread of COVID-19, in Warsaw in October 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 18, 2023
The far right is advancing in a vulnerable Europe again
Disruptors in far-right political parties are taking advantage of resentment born out of COVID-19, a cost-of-living crisis and the war in Ukraine.
Workers at a production line of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China
Sep 18, 2023
By 2030, EU may rely on China's batteries as it did Russian energy
The document will be the basis of discussions on Europe's economic security during a meeting of EU leaders in Granada in Spain on Oct. 5.
A woman walks past a showroom for Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng in Beijing in February.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 16, 2023
Chinese EV makers pin hopes on Europe’s fading auto dealers
At the heart of their strategy is the traditional dealership model that European carmakers have been exiting in favor of direct sales.
The Japanese conglomerate put in its offer to the European Commission on Thursday, the same day it requested EU clearance for the deal, an EU regulatory filing showed Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 16, 2023
Hitachi offers to sell assets to win EU okay for Thales rail deal
Hitachi has offered to sell assets in France and Germany as well as its core train control tech to gain EU approval for the railway signaling deal.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the day of the annual State of the European Union address to the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday
WORLD / Politics
Sep 14, 2023
Hungary seen as stumbling block to Ukraine's EU membership
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban cultivates warmer ties with Moscow than many of his EU peers and has repeatedly locked horns with Kyiv.
A health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes and curb the spread of dengue, chikungunya and Zika in Managua, Nicaragua.
Sep 13, 2023
What's in a mosquito bite? How warmer climates spread disease
Abundant water helps mosquitoes to breed, while more drought constrict the migratory birds' ecosystems, enabling some diseases to spread.
A sign reading "Anti-inflation challenge, second price cut" is seen near shelves at a supermarket in Nice, France, in June.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 12, 2023
The inflation crisis is fraying Europe’s climate consensus
Polls show most European voters are reluctant to bear the cost of switching to less-polluting technology.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on