‘Brexit’ Fuels Feeling in Scotland That Time Is Right for Independence – The New York Times

A demonstration in Glasgow on Monday, after the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she would seek permission to hold a new referendum on independence. Credit Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images LONDON — Scotland’s nationalists wasted no time: Just minutes after the country’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, called on Monday for a new independence referendum, a website […]

Europe Is Facing 4 Existential Tests. Can It Hold Together? – The New York Times

Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right leader, center, campaigning in Valkenburg on Saturday. Credit Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press The risk of European disintegration looks significantly more real this week. Multiple crises, each a symptom and cause of the continent’s deepest problems, are converging simultaneously. Britain took a step toward leaving the European Union, and Scotland toward independence. […]

Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules – The New York Times

An Amsterdam shop selling Islamic dresses and head scarves. A European ruling on head scarves could have far-reaching consequences for the balance between freedom of religion and the rights of companies to implement policies requiring religious neutrality. Credit Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press LONDON — The European Union’s highest court waded into the politically explosive issue of […]

European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split – The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — European leaders grappled with the jolting reality of President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism of the European Union on Monday, saying they might have to stand without the United States at their side during the Trump presidency. The possibility of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations came after Trump — who embraced anti-E.U. insurgents during his […]

Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows | Society | The Guardian

Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing. An Ipsos Mori survey that measured the gap between public perception and reality in 40 countries in 2016 found French respondents were by far the most likely […]