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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


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?


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


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’


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


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


Does Germany need China more than Europe?

April 12, 2020 4:19 pm

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

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Didier Raoult — leader of the hydroxychloroquine cult

April 12, 2020 3:44 pm

He could be right. Even if he isn’t, people will believe him

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After coronavirus, brace yourself for a new world order

April 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Coronavirus has been a crash test for components of the West’s soft power arsenal

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Confessions of a COVID-19 truther

April 11, 2020 5:31 am

It’s not easy being skeptical


COVID antibody test in German town shows 15 percent infection rate

April 10, 2020 10:37 am

Scientists randomly sampled 1,000 people in Gangelt


A hard Frexit needn’t be a disaster for France

April 10, 2020 9:41 am

What would be the consequence of France quitting the euro quickly?


How Italy’s family unity is its biggest weakness against coronavirus

April 10, 2020 8:10 am

An asymptomatic child could very easily pass the disease to a vulnerable grandparent


Will coronavirus kill the eurozone?

April 9, 2020 5:50 pm

Merkel fiddles while Rome goes bankrupt

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Dominic Raab is the constitutional choice, but a complicated one

April 9, 2020 12:33 am

He is the least well-known senior member of the cabinet. This is a disadvantage at a time when the government is trying to reassure the nation

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Monkeys, bats and Britain’s national trust

April 9, 2020 12:22 am

When a real problem came, there wasn’t much time for the people with imaginary ones

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Right on: Boris Johnson’s Britain and the new political reality

April 8, 2020 5:32 pm

Neoliberalism was a ruling-class project that was never popular with working-class citizens


Coronavirus is straining an already fractured EU

April 8, 2020 1:11 pm

The EU is splitting between a group of ‘giving’ countries in the north and less successful ‘receiving’ countries in the south


Is Germany treating its coronavirus patients differently?

April 8, 2020 9:41 am

One German doctor has described his astonishment at the extent to which ventilators have been used to treat patients in Italy


The coronavirus crunch leaves Europe facing terrible choices

April 7, 2020 6:06 pm

Leaving Italy to fend for herself could cause widespread Italian defaults, triggering defaults by those who have lent to the Italian government and banks