The Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds a more muted atmosphere to Europe's intercity travel than on her last assignment, Latin America. There, the idea of a 'quiet car' would be inconceivable.
While covering Germany's elections, the Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds a town that is bucking the national trend of an aging population.
The chancellor remains immensely popular among the public, but the German electoral system means that she still faces hurdles in this weekend's election.
Many Europeans are finding ways to 'get away' despite the eurocrisis – but their tactics span the spectrum.
As the US turns to Asia, pressure is rising on the EU to police itself, North Africa, and the Mideast.
Revelations of broad US surveillance of EU offices, particularly in Germany, have angered Europe.
European leaders have long rejected the idea that the EU is developing into a region of haves and have-nots. But a look at the news today suggests it's happening just the same.
Since World War II, Germany has preferred to stay out of international leadership roles. But the eurocrisis has put the country at Europe's head – with all the criticism that entails.