Europe

iceland

Iceland has good and bad news about the coronavirus

March 24, 2020 6:27 pm

Researchers have found 40 mutations of the coronavirus in Iceland alone

france

France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

French ‘confinement’ is now approaching house arrest for its 67 million citizens

boris johnson

Boris Johnson had little choice but to impose a coronavirus crackdown

March 24, 2020 9:20 am

Failure to act decisively now would levy a much bigger toll

liberalism

Will coronavirus revive liberalism — or deliver it a fatal blow?

March 23, 2020 2:13 pm

Some politicians, despite what they might have hoped, are only ever remembered for one thing. Coronavirus could easily become that ‘one thing’ for today’s leaders

germany

Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?

March 23, 2020 12:48 pm

The main difference between Germany and Italy lies in those countries’ respective attitudes towards testing

french

My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent

poland

Waiting for corona in Poland

March 19, 2020 6:12 pm

A poxy virus cannot equal the debilitating consequences of partitioning, Hitler and the Soviets

coronavirus

The worst thing about having coronavirus

March 19, 2020 3:05 pm

I have felt worse than this, but not often

test

In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

March 19, 2020 2:33 pm

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

macron

Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

italy

In Italy, the novelty of house arrest has worn off

March 19, 2020 11:20 am

The highlight of my day is a sanctioned trip to the supermarket

civilization costs debate

We are about to find out how robust civilization is

March 19, 2020 11:03 am

The hardships ahead will be like nothing we have ever known

lisa nandy

Brexit, Boris and the battle to be Labour leader: Lisa Nandy interviewed

March 19, 2020 8:51 am

Will the Wigan MP be the one to change the opposition party?

british

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

parisians

Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

samuel pepys

What Pepys’s plague diaries can teach us about coronavirus

March 16, 2020 12:47 pm

The diarist was afraid to wear a new wig in case it became infected

chinese

We’re all Chinese now

March 16, 2020 8:50 am

The international coronavirus response marks a huge breakthrough moment for Chinese soft power

slavoj Žižek

‘What I like about coronavirus’ by Slavoj Žižek

March 14, 2020 2:51 pm

The Slovenian philosopher discusses George Clooney, populism and why the Democrats prefer Trump to Bernie

boris johnson

Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

March 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

boris huawei

Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

huawei

Coronavirus is a metaphor for Britain’s vulnerability over Huawei

March 12, 2020 1:14 pm

Why are we making ourselves dependent on a country, China, which is not far short of being our enemy?

eu travel ban

Can the EU really complain about Trump’s ‘unscientific’ travel ban?

March 12, 2020 11:46 am

Why should EU leaders be so upset and surprised when others decide to act by the precautionary principle?

italians

Italians believe the coronavirus outbreak shows their superiority

March 5, 2020 1:38 pm

Here in Ravenna, many public places are closed: cinemas, museums, theaters and discotheques

coronavirus lockdown

Will coronavirus push globalization into reverse?

March 4, 2020 11:43 pm

The infection has exposed the vulnerabilities in our supply chains