Magnetic fields are one of the most crucial components of the Universe. They are present everywhere and affect the evolution of all astrophysical systems – from the vast cosmic web, down to the smallest scales, where they are essential for the onset of star formation.
The 2016 Brexit vote and the US Trump election represented a dual threat for the European Union. A populist revolt — the immediate danger of which has subsided after the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. But also a geopolitical wake-up call.