Europe

covid-19

How many people have COVID-19 and don’t even know it?

April 5, 2020 10:57 am

We know that the cases which are being recorded are only the tip of an iceberg

liberte

Liberté, égalité and fraternité are being put to the test in France

April 3, 2020 12:32 pm

Memes have started circulating on social media, among which is one inviting people to name the day when they’ll crack

christine lagarde euro eurozone

Coronavirus has again exposed the euro’s fatal flaw

April 3, 2020 11:53 am

Across the eurozone, the response is always far slower than it should be

unemployment

Coronavirus has already caused a huge spike in unemployment

April 3, 2020 11:14 am

Nearly a million Brits — 850,000 more than usual — have applied for Universal Credit in the last two weeks

british government

The British government needs an ‘exit strategy’ from this crisis

April 3, 2020 10:03 am

If the daily numbers of deaths start to fall significantly in, say, a month’s time, then there might be public pressure for some restrictions to be lifted

world

How will the world be changed by the war against coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 1:06 pm

Will March 2020 be remembered like the Great Crash of 1929 or the end of World War Two in 1945?

boris johnson

The vocal minority celebrating Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 diagnosis

April 2, 2020 11:46 am

I’m not the only one to have noticed the increased level of vitriol on social media since the lockdown begun

testing

Britain’s coronavirus testing is bogged down in bureaucracy

April 2, 2020 11:27 am

On March 14, the UK was the fifth best country for quantity of COVID-19 viral tests performed per capita. By March 30 it had fallen to 26th

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