Europe

brexit extension

There is nothing to lose from a Brexit extension

April 23, 2020 10:44 am

The British government can afford to extend the transition process at no significant political cost whatsoever

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Could the COVID crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

April 22, 2020 11:43 pm

The way we buy and sell things will change

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Boris’s difficult decision: when should lockdown be lifted?

April 22, 2020 11:10 pm

The COVID crisis has split the cabinet into two groups

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Paris’s banlieues are burning once again

April 22, 2020 12:06 pm

There have now been four successive nights of rioting

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How Britain can overcome its scientific illiteracy

April 21, 2020 11:04 am

People have a completely false concept about the nature of science

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The Swedish experiment looks like it’s paying off

April 20, 2020 5:53 pm

As the world went into lockdown, Sweden opted for a different approach

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France and Britain shouldn’t bank on a V-shaped recovery

April 20, 2020 12:14 pm

The V-shape is premised on the expectation that a vertiginous demand-led recovery can be satisfied on the supply-side upstroke

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The forgotten patients of the coronavirus lockdown

April 20, 2020 11:28 am

As a doctor I am passionate about saving lives, but I am also passionate about preventing disability and improving people’s quality of life

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Meet the Frenchman who shaped the world’s response to coronavirus

April 20, 2020 10:57 am

Not only did Larrey’s methods save soldiers’ lives but they also boosted troop morale

A restaurant in Stockholm during Covid-19, Credit: Getty

Will Sweden’s social distancing-lite work?

April 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Epidemiologists are themselves deeply divided on how to handle coronavirus

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Macron talks grandly about Europe — and then cuts a deal with Germany

April 18, 2020 11:36 am

Over the last four years there has not been a single significant reform of the EU

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Five measures that could prevent future lockdowns

April 18, 2020 11:33 am

Avoiding draconian lockdowns was perhaps not possible for many countries with insufficient testing or intensive care capacity

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France’s citizens’ climate convention has come back to bite Macron

April 18, 2020 11:26 am

Mr Macron now has to find a way to evade the consequences of his idiot exercise

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Merkel faces some tough decisions as Germany eases its lockdown

April 17, 2020 1:37 pm

German health experts have disagreed with one another a worrying amount over the past two months

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The snitches of Europe

April 17, 2020 11:52 am

Should we be surprised that the British have been as zealous as the French in denouncing each other?

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Ursula von der Leyen and the EU owe Italy more than an apology

April 17, 2020 11:29 am

Her words hardly match up to the scale of the EU’s failings as this crisis has unfolded

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The global politics of a pandemic

April 17, 2020 10:57 am

The new post-corona world is slowly emerging

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There’s nothing equal about this virus

April 16, 2020 1:30 pm

I can self-isolate fairly comfortably, but how easy is it if you are on the 15th floor of a tower block?

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How COVID-19 will change the Conservatives

April 16, 2020 1:16 pm

The accusation that Boris Johnson isn’t personally committed to the health service just won’t work now

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Whatever happened to dissent?

April 16, 2020 11:22 am

The British have bought the lockdown hook, line and non-thinker

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: I fear China will use coronavirus to become ‘Power Number One’

April 16, 2020 10:43 am

‘As if the virus had an intention, as if it was helping to create a new society’

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France won’t be fooled by Macron’s radical reinvention

April 15, 2020 12:24 pm

How long ago it feels since he strode regally into the Élysée with a vow to restore respect and dignity to the presidency

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Ursula von der Leyen’s ‘Marshall Plan’ is doomed

April 15, 2020 12:03 pm

The US has neither the money or the will

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Macron has lost the coronavirus war

April 14, 2020 9:36 am

If he lifts the confinement, he risks a second, lethal wave of infection. If he doesn’t, the economy will collapse entirely

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Does Germany need China more than Europe?

April 12, 2020 4:19 pm

For its future prosperity, Germany may be forced to look east