Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

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Slovenia Election: Europe’s Far-Right Populists Suffer Another Setback

The country’s prime minister, Janez Jansa, a Trump admirer, appears to have lost to centrist rivals.

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Another Setback for Europe’s Far-Right Populists on Sunday, in Slovenia

The country’s prime minister, Janez Jansa, a Trump admirer, appears to have lost to centrist rivals.

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Zelensky Urges More Leaders to Visit Kyiv After Visit by 3 NATO Leaders

The leaders from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia “fear nothing,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said, and he urged other leaders to make similar visits.

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Europe Toughens Rules for Unvaccinated as Fourth Covid Wave Swells

Austria took the hardest line yet on Monday, beginning a lockdown aimed exclusively at those who are not inoculated, part of a pattern to make life harder for resisters.

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Walking an Adventure Playground

A new hiking path through Slovenia’s Julian Alps offers the pleasures of lakes and valleys rather than high peaks. It’s a worthwhile trade off.

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Behind the Lordstown Debacle, the Hand of a Wall Street Dealmaker

A longtime real estate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive decided to take an electric truck company public. Chaos ensued.

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Populist Leaders in Eastern Europe Run Into a Little Problem: Unpopularity

The leaders of Slovenia, Hungary and Poland, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger, face rising opposition over their pandemic responses and heavy-handed policies.

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Turned Back by Italy, Migrants Face Perilous Winter in Balkans

Advocacy groups and legislators say a practice of informal deportations violates Italian, European Union and international laws. At least one court in Rome agreed.

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Janez Jansa Kicks Off a Culture War in Slovenia’s Museums

Slovenia’s government has replaced the directors of major institutions. But it says “run-of-the-mill artists really have nothing to complain about.”

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Melania Trump Statue Returns in Slovenia. (This One Is Harder to Burn.)

The wooden original, erected last year near the first lady’s hometown, was set on fire in July. The replacement, made from bronze, is intended to last a bit longer, the commissioning artist said.

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