Latest Europe Analysis

Central Europe Reacts to the Swiss Franc's Appreciation

The end of the Swiss franc's peg to the euro could have far-reaching effects for countries where foreign-denominated loans are prominent.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd R) listens to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2nd L) as they take a walk in Sofia on Jan. 15. (RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)

The West Launches a Diplomatic Offensive in Central Europe

A period of economic weakness in Russia is giving Western leaders a chance to strengthen relationships with strategic countries in the European borderlands.

British Prime Minister David Cameron holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in London on Jan. 7. (John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

British-led EU Reforms Will Be Slow Going

Germany wants to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union but is in no rush to help the current leadership.