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The battle over a German town’s black patron saint

August 15, 2020 1:03 pm

St Maurice is a ubiquitous presence in Coburg. His profile adorns the town’s coat of arms, and numerous public buildings


What price is too high in the war against COVID?

August 15, 2020 12:50 pm

If we wish to limit further economic damage, we need to find ways to live with the virus


Was Sweden’s refusal to lockdown a gruesome mistake?

August 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Over the first half of the year the Swedish economy shrank by a little less than did Denmark’s


Europe’s shameful silence on Belarus

August 14, 2020 12:40 pm

History will deliver a damning verdict against those who heard a cry for freedom from their neighbors, and did nothing

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Is this the end for Europe’s last dictator?

August 13, 2020 12:02 am

The ‘slipper revolution’ could pave the way for a democratic Belarus


Is Britain heading for the worst economic hit in Europe?

August 12, 2020 9:58 am

Of course we were going to fall. Now we know how hard

A doctor in a Swedish ICU (photo: Getty)

How dangerous is COVID? A Swedish doctor’s perspective

August 11, 2020 7:17 am

Sweden ripped the metaphorical band-aid off quickly and got the epidemic over and done with in a short amount of time


Belarus’s regime is nearing collapse

August 10, 2020 8:39 am

Politically, Lukashenko is a dead man walking


Spain’s bizarre mask policies

August 8, 2020 1:20 pm

Social distancing has now been abolished on public transport but mask wearing has not


What’s up with Macron’s Lawrence of Arabia stunt?

August 8, 2020 1:09 pm

Often with Macron his failure comes down to poor communication at home and abroad


Never has a virus been so oversold

August 7, 2020 8:50 am

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

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Dear Boris: what happens if Trump doesn’t accept defeat?

August 6, 2020 1:40 pm

How the British PM should handle the US election


Europe is finally coming to terms with Brexit

August 6, 2020 11:04 am

But it still matters what kind of trade arrangement the UK agrees with the EU before January 1


Has Sweden been vindicated?

August 6, 2020 9:36 am

The Scandinavian country has taken an economic beating despite never instigating a full lockdown

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The thinning of the Spanish monarchy

August 5, 2020 11:28 pm

A republican Spain would very likely be a Spain that falls apart, an example not irrelevant to the United Kingdom


London in limbo: can Britain’s capital survive this crisis?

August 5, 2020 11:11 pm

The motor of the UK’s economy must not stay stuck in second gear


Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy is already paying off

August 5, 2020 9:22 am

Alone among the world’s developed economies, Sweden didn’t go into full lockdown

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Juan Carlos’s exile may not save the Spanish monarchy

August 4, 2020 9:09 am

The worry is that there will be further revelations about the ex-king in the fall and winter


COVID-19 and the twilight of Britain and France

August 3, 2020 11:31 am

Europe is being eclipsed as the geopolitical heartland of world affairs


Should the UK’s Russia report have relied on Christopher Steele?

August 1, 2020 10:34 am

Many months after he gave his evidence, there are reasons to cast fresh doubt on the veracity of his dossier


Trump’s error in withdrawing troops from Germany

July 30, 2020 8:50 am

After 1990, the German public became rather critical of the American military presence


The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

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A second wave in Europe? Perhaps, but deaths are still down

July 29, 2020 11:53 am

At the moment it looks pretty benign

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Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

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The ghost of Clement Attlee

July 28, 2020 9:53 am

It is culture more than actual achievement that accounts for Attlee’s popular obscurity