Europe 2018: The year the European Union stands and delivers?

After a year of challenges from the populist far right, Europe looks set for an opportunity to reform. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – if she can assemble a coalition – may not get a better chance.

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At this time last year, the Dutch, French, and Germans were heading toward elections whose stakes were no less than the endurance of the European Union.