Europe

lockdowns derangement lockdown

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

italy

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

europe

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

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

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

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

paris

Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

brexit nanny

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

February 26, 2020 11:38 pm

The EU and the UK are set for a bad-tempered first few meetings

brexit

The Brexit reshuffle: every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

February 20, 2020 8:28 am

The Brexit celebrations on January 31 disguised the fact that, in practical terms, nothing changed the next day

european

The death of the center in European politics

February 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

sinn fein

Beware Sinn Fein’s Trojan horse

February 11, 2020 1:23 pm

The hatred and suspicion of the established political class for Sinn Fein might still outweigh Fianna Fail and Fine Gael’s ancient enmities

belarus

Pompeo should expect a tepid welcome in Belarus

January 28, 2020 2:40 pm

It’s among seven nations to be added to the list of countries with restricted travel to the US

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‘A system at odds with the Constitution’

January 21, 2020 2:35 pm

A conversation with Christopher Caldwell about America today

emmanuel macron

2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

northern ireland

The Brexit deal gives Northern Ireland an extraordinary opportunity

October 24, 2019 2:54 pm

‘There is some technical detail to work on...but we could become the Singapore of the western hemisphere’

brexit

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

September 4, 2019 11:25 pm

Why are we criticizing British politicians when it’s Brussels that’s causing our agonies?

matteo salvini

Has Matteo Salvini shot himself in the foot?

August 21, 2019 8:27 am

Warring factions on Italy’s left and center could shut his Lega party out of power

europeans

Europeans have started to change their minds on Brexit

August 1, 2019 12:44 pm

Boris’s focus on the backstop has shifted public opinion

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

Could Marion Maréchal-Le Pen stop Macron winning a second term?

June 6, 2019 5:49 am

Maréchal’s decision is whether to challenge Macron in 2022, or wait another five years

special relationship

The enduring power of the Special Relationship

May 28, 2019 11:15 am

US-UK relations remain strong

theresa may brexit backfire

Will Theresa May’s new Brexit deal backfire?

May 21, 2019 4:06 pm

Her fourth attempt offers concessions to Labour and Brexiteers

civilizationists

Who are Europe’s ‘Civilizationists’?

May 20, 2019 11:08 am

Daniel Pipes talks about the drive to preserve Europe’s historic culture in a time of mass immigration

lament

A lament for the UK and the US

May 9, 2019 1:49 pm

I went to see the Oklahoma! revival and walked out

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The remarkable rise of Vox: Spain’s right-wing underdogs

May 1, 2019 3:44 pm

Most of the fear the party inspires is due to its less progressive policies