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Europe's new leaders face big tests ahead

How they respond will determine the region's broader place in the world at a time of major geopolitical turbulence and economic uncertainty.

Amidst these big challenges and potential opportunities, how the EU responds -- from ongoing pressures facing the Eurozone and Schengen areas, to ties with other world powers -- will determine its future and place in the world.

ON TUESDAY, European Union (EU) leaders agreed in principle on a new team to lead the Brussels-based club into the 2020s after a battle royale to carve up the top positions. The reason why it took five weeks and three summits, rather than the intended one, to agree on the new office bearers is...