Europe

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

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