Europe

curtain-twitchers

The corona curtain-twitchers are watching

April 2, 2020 1:18 am

A few weeks sitting on the sofa guzzling packets of crisps does not equate to life in East Germany

keir starmer

Keir Starmer may have a better chance of taking Labour to power than anyone expected

April 2, 2020 12:38 am

In some ways Starmer will be in a better position than he could have hoped for at the start of this contest

swedish

No lockdown, please, we’re Swedish

April 1, 2020 11:26 pm

It’s a question of liberty, not epidemiology

coronomics

Coronomics: ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

April 1, 2020 11:17 pm

The economic crystal ball has never seemed murkier

spain italy eu

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

April 1, 2020 9:41 am

‘If what you’re waiting for is coronabonds, they’re never going to arrive’

experts

Yes, we need experts. But let’s not politicize expertise

March 31, 2020 12:19 pm

Their expertise lies in science. But how to respond their advice? That’s for politicians to decide — and for democracies to question

french

Macron’s updated coronavirus statistics will test French morale

March 31, 2020 11:57 am

Napoleon thought that ‘in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four’

jews

Why are Britain’s Jews being so hard hit by coronavirus?

March 31, 2020 11:32 am

We could simply be unlucky

parliamentary

Whatever happened to parliamentary democracy?

March 30, 2020 1:03 pm

A national emergency ought to be a moment to strengthen democracy not dispense with it

spain

Spain faces a political reckoning after its coronavirus crisis

March 30, 2020 12:41 pm

As the death toll mounts, Pedro Sánchez’s handling of the crisis has brought bitter protests

germany

Germany may never be the same after coronavirus

March 30, 2020 12:24 pm

At breathtaking speed, rights that have been fought for centuries are being overturned

france

Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

together

Why the coronavirus crisis is likely to bring Europe together

March 30, 2020 9:56 am

History offers a measure of hope in these dark times

uk

UK coronavirus cases slowing, key adviser reveals

March 30, 2020 8:59 am

Britain may be further along the epidemic curve than some had feared

norway

Why is Norway so accepting of losing civil liberties?

March 29, 2020 4:14 pm

Many are willing to jettison democratic principles at the altar of combatting the pandemic

covid deaths

How to understand — and report — figures for ‘COVID deaths’

March 29, 2020 3:34 pm

Nuance is crucial — not just in understanding the disease, but for understanding the burden it might place on health services in coming days

france

Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

March 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people

macron merkel

‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

climate crisis

What does coronavirus mean for the climate ‘crisis’?

March 27, 2020 12:25 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to environmentalism if and when the pandemic passes

boris johnson

What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

March 27, 2020 11:47 am

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

britain

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

March 26, 2020 2:55 pm

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

covid-19

How deadly is the coronavirus? It’s still far from clear

March 26, 2020 9:42 am

There is room for different interpretations of the data

virus

Fear, guilt and the virus

March 25, 2020 3:01 pm

At last we are living the danger that our grandparents lived and are not their inferiors

discipline

Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

coronavirus

What if half the UK population already has coronavirus?

March 25, 2020 12:08 pm

An Italian study published yesterday suggests that between 50 percent and 75 percent of those infected show no symptoms