Fredrik Erixon

Europe

Orbán and Macron, Europe’s new power couple

The leaders share a pessimistic view of the world, believing Europe has few friends

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

Can the EU survive this virus?

If Merkel fails, then it’s far from clear that anyone else has a Plan B

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

Sweden has pioneered an alternative to lockdown — and it works

Confinement is not a good way to manage uncertainty

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

League of nations: the race out of lockdown

We’re taking part in a worldwide laboratory experiment

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

The Swedish experiment looks like it’s paying off

As the world went into lockdown, Sweden opted for a different approach

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

No lockdown, please, we’re Swedish

It’s a question of liberty, not epidemiology

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

The death of the center in European politics

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

Finland is rebooting its politics — and its new centrism is defined by youth

The election of Sanna Marin shows how the landscape is changing

By Fredrik Erixon

Delhi notebook: Nuclear war is not around the corner

Narendra Modi is soaking the country in stories of soldierly virtues

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

A populist surge in the May 2019 elections could change the face of the EU forever

Not so long ago, populists were banging on the door of Europe. Now they’re inside and calling the shots

By Fredrik Erixon

Europe

Sweden’s political panic attack

As violent crime soars, the Sweden Democrats gain support

By Fredrik Erixon

Angela’s ashes: Merkel’s grand project is crumbling

The German chancellor must find a way to reconcile a hardline stance on migration with her own — but she is the only leader in Europe who thinks that is possible.

By Fredrik Erixon

Angela Merkel has created Germany’s far-right

Bankruptcy, wrote Ernest Hemingway, happens in two ways — ‘gradually and then suddenly’. By now, Angela Merkel will be beginning to fear that her remarkable career is about to move into that second motion. Barely a year ago, she was being talked about as the leader of the free world. Now she is blamed by […]

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