Europe

coburg st maurice

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

war

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

sweden

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

belarus

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

alexander lukashenko

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

britain

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

Belarus’s regime is nearing collapse

August 10, 2020 8:39 am

Politically, Lukashenko is a dead man walking

spain

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

lawrence

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

virus

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

boris election

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

brexit

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

sweden

Has Sweden been vindicated?

August 6, 2020 9:36 am

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

spanish monarchy

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

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

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

juan carlos

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

britain

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

steele

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

germany

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

dutch

The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

second wave

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

July 29, 2020 11:53 am

At the moment it looks pretty benign

covid lagarde theories girl power

Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

clement attlee

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