European leaders, and Emmanuel Macron in particular, have dropped the ball when it comes to EU expansion.
Britain's December election is going to be a minefield of tactical voting. This is what happens when modern politics collides with a pre-modern electoral system.
Spain's left and centre parties pay a heavy price for their failure to co-operate after the last election.
Romania's president has seen six prime ministers during his term, one of whom is now his main opponent for re-election.
Sunday's Spanish election looks unlikely to do much to resolve the mess that the country's politicians have got themselves into.
Try yourself out on a 3-dimensional political diagnosis, and think about what this might mean for party realignment in Britain and elsewhere.
No-one is surprised to find that politicians lie. But how should the media respond when a particular side of politics inhabits an entire ecosystem of lies?
Britain's prime minister is very close to getting the election that he wants. But why does he want it just now?
A German state delivers a majority to the extremists after a knife-edge count. Coalition-building is going to be very interesting.
An election on Sunday in the small German state of Thuringia may have big implications for European politics.