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Virus Fears, Migrant Threats Leave EU Leaders on Shaky Ground

  • Pressure on Greek-Turkish border revives long-standing worries
  • Italy protests that EU partners aren’t providing support
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EU Warns of `Rapid Increase' in Coronavirus Cases

A few days before becoming the European Commission’s first woman president, Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc should “not be afraid to speak the language of confidence and assertiveness.”

Three months on, and with problems swirling around her, it’s doing anything but. One veteran insider in Brussels described the sense of paralysis at the heart of European decision-making as the worst he’d known in decades.