Europe

Tiphaine Auzière

Tiphaine Auzière and the panic inside the Élysée

October 14, 2020 9:52 am

Since COVID, the cocky self-confidence of Macron’s team has been replaced with doubt

borders

COVID has killed the EU’s crowning achievement

October 14, 2020 9:41 am

In a crisis, it turns out that borders are the easiest dividing line to enforce

spain madrid

Spain’s bureaucracy may not survive COVID

October 13, 2020 8:56 am

Some in Madrid blame the central government, some blame the regional government, and some blame both

brexit lockdown

How closely linked are lockdown and Brexit?

October 10, 2020 1:14 pm

In our collective subconscious, the same cleavage in British society remains

second wave

Germany’s second wave puts an end to the party

October 9, 2020 9:40 am

Some restrictions that had been lifted during the summer have been put back in place

cambridge analytica

The collapse of the Cambridge Analytica Brexit conspiracy theory

October 8, 2020 12:16 pm

There was always a whiff of desperation to the Cambridge Analytica obsession

caucasian armenia nagorno-karabakh

The Caucasian conflict that could spark a war

October 8, 2020 11:50 am

As in World War One, it will not take much for the conflict to really heat up

azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s view of the Armenian conflict

October 7, 2020 10:08 am

‘You can consider this operation as peace enforcement, forcing Armenia to peace’

extremism

Macron’s fight with the far left over extremism

October 7, 2020 9:53 am

The majority response to the French president’s promise to combat Islamic extremism is skepticism

blm

Britain clambers aboard the BLM bandwagon

October 6, 2020 11:33 am

The public does not buy into the notion that there is ‘structural’ racism in the UK. There isn’t

mohrenstrasse

Berlin’s underground is the latest battleground in Germany’s culture war

October 4, 2020 11:14 am

The renaming of Mohrenstrasse is a rich irony

golden dawn

The fall of Golden Dawn

October 1, 2020 9:37 am

The party may have imploded, but the dangers of Greek neo-Nazism haven’t gone away

The EU is adrift and in search of an anchor

September 30, 2020 10:15 am

The block is starting to recognize its weaknesses

pashinyan

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan on the Azerbaijani conflict

September 30, 2020 9:33 am

‘It is obviously a coordinated action by Turkey and Azerbaijan. Turkey is managing the whole process’

germany coronavirus

Germany’s ‘reckless’ coronavirus era is over

September 30, 2020 9:15 am

Germany’s leaders are reintroducing restrictions after lifting most of them during the summer

azerbaijan

What’s behind the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

September 29, 2020 9:09 am

The EU and Nato have expressed ‘deep concern’ but the most decisive actors remain Turkey and Russia

jamie oliver

Why is Jamie Oliver so against freedom of choice?

September 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Though the US has different standards on food production from the EU, there is no convincing evidence that they are worse

brexit

A Brexit breakthrough could be on the cards

September 25, 2020 5:38 pm

The British side now view the remaining problems as being more about process than substance

paris

Has terror returned to the streets of Paris?

September 25, 2020 10:29 am

A man attacked several people close to the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with a meat cleaver

soder

Marilyn moment: is this the man who will replace Angela Merkel?

September 24, 2020 9:54 am

Bavaria’s carnival king could be the next German chancellor

boris

Time for me to be more assertive

September 24, 2020 9:38 am

I thought Boris Johnson was crap long before Toby Young and Fraser Nelson did

anti-virals

Could we see COVID anti-virals before a vaccine?

September 23, 2020 5:37 pm

It was therapeutic drugs that in the end made HIV less deadly

sweden

The truth about Sweden’s voluntary lockdown

September 22, 2020 9:37 am

Sweden’s approach is neither an irresponsible threat to public health nor a libertarian dream

biden brexit

What’s the real reason for Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

September 20, 2020 8:13 am

All of this is what Biden, a fifth-generation Irish American, would call ‘malarkey’

detlef seif

Merkel ally claims ‘Britain is joining the ranks of despots’

September 20, 2020 7:16 am

Detlef Seif had some choice words for the UK government