Europe

germany

Is this why Germany has escaped lightly from coronavirus?

May 31, 2020 2:48 pm

It is hard to explain different death rates simply by the different approaches taken by governments

brexit

A no-deal Brexit is now all but inevitable

May 30, 2020 12:28 pm

In reality, each Brexit negotiator is merely going through the motions

polish politics Jarosław Kaczyński

Did the most polarizing man in Polish politics breach lockdown?

May 29, 2020 3:11 pm

Across Europe, a grim sport has been made out of catching experts and authorities not following their own rules

merkel germany

Can Germany spend its way out of the corona crisis?

May 29, 2020 11:44 am

Merkel’s generosity on behalf of the German taxpayer is reaping its rewards

hong kong

Will Boris Johnson stand with Hong Kong?

May 28, 2020 12:06 pm

The Chinese government have blatantly violated the handover treaty

dominic cummings

It’s not only Dominic Cummings whose fate is at stake

May 28, 2020 11:54 am

Boris’s critics have been given their biggest chance yet at destabilizing his operation

covid

The way ‘COVID deaths’ are being counted is a scandal

May 28, 2020 11:08 am

We have no idea how many lives have really been lost to the disease

british

Escaping the dragon: the British government’s new approach to China

May 28, 2020 9:46 am

How Boris Johnson plans to reduce the UK’s dependence on Beijing

norway

Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame COVID

May 27, 2020 11:56 pm

A country should only enforce this draconian measure if it is sure that the academic foundation for lockdown was sound

lufthansa eu

Britain should demand a level playing field from the EU

May 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Lufthansa will now be able to undercut British airlines on fares

cummings

Dominic Cummings: Why I traveled to Durham

May 25, 2020 2:21 pm

‘I believe that in all circumstances I behaved reasonably and legally’

dominic cummings

Why should Dominic Cummings be sacked for protecting his family?

May 25, 2020 10:16 am

This is about whether an individual has the right to do what he believes to be right for his family or not

vox spexit

Coronavirus, Spexit and the remarkable rise of Vox

May 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Vox’s defense of conservative values appeals to the many in a traditionally Catholic country who resent political correctness

brexit deal

Boris is convinced he’ll still get a Brexit deal

May 22, 2020 1:50 pm

His optimism is based on both sides being pragmatic in the end

ontario

Ontario and Germany’s simple alternative to the R number

May 22, 2020 9:37 am

Link the lifting of lockdown measures to the number of infections per 100,000 population

covid

Lockdowns are as contagious as COVID

May 21, 2020 9:23 pm

Once short-term deaths become the yardstick by which policies are judged, it is difficult to steer a different course

eu virus

Can the EU survive this virus?

May 21, 2020 9:06 pm

If Merkel fails, then it’s far from clear that anyone else has a Plan B

brexit

Brexit is back — and COVID has transformed negotiations

May 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Coronavirus has dwarfed any changes Brexit might bring. We are over that cliff edge already

eu covid fund

How Macron gamed the EU COVID fund

May 21, 2020 4:01 pm

The ‘transfer union’, it turns out, will largely be a transfer to France

young

Are young people more likely to catch COVID?

May 21, 2020 6:31 am

Young people tend to indulge in the highest amount of social mixing

cambridge

Cambridge University is kowtowing to China

May 20, 2020 11:21 pm

Further investigation of Jesus College’s China Centre site suggests all is not well

germany flag burning

Germany’s flag burning ban is a threat to freedom of expression

May 19, 2020 10:12 am

The defilement of flags is not about the protection of individuals

sweden

Sweden has pioneered an alternative to lockdown — and it works

May 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Confinement is not a good way to manage uncertainty

extremists

Extremists are going to thrive in the post-lockdown world

May 16, 2020 4:39 pm

When I trawl the chat boards and the jihadi messenger groups it’s clear that they are preparing to exploit the economic crisis to come

france

France’s bid to tame the German giant

May 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Fear is rising of an asymmetric European economic exit from the pandemic