Europe

The EU Proves It's Here to Stay

A united Europe survives its greatest existential threats.

This too shall pass.

Photographer: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

In recent years, there hasn't been much to like about the European Union, with its low growth, high unemployment, political squabbles, xenophobia, stifling bureaucracy and constant threats of a breakup. But 2015 may have been the year the EU pulled through the worst of its troubles: It has now been sufficiently stress-tested to survive anything.

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