The European Union has indeed brought peace and prosperity, but now this hard-earned and long-cherished stability is fracturing.
The fall of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Scandinavia’s move to the right.
Musa Okwonga attends the burial of a Syrian man, lost trying to cross the Mediterranean, organised by Berliners.
It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.
The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has made a dramatic bid for a financial lifeline.
Makes you proud to be British.
While queueing at a cash point after hardly any sleep amid last night's drama, the Athens-based teacher Evel Economakis still believes his country will hang on in the eurozone.
Is Syriza simply looking to take Greece from a deal-making cliffhanger to plain-sailing for the middle classes who had stability and prospects before the crash?
Will the EU's contemplation of Australia's "solution" to the migration crisis, denying all those rescued at sea the right to settle, end in "shameful consequences"?
Unlike voters in Greece, Spain or Ireland, the Portuguese are not turning to left-wing parties – even the moderate mainstream left is failing to turn Portugal’s hardships to its advantage.
Sources in Syriza's leftwing faction say that the stakes are nowhere near as high as those involved in the debt crisis negotiations suggest.
She’s sort of the female Mark Corrigan of European politics. She’s ruled out legalising same-sex marriage in Germany. And yet I find everything about her joyous.
A new police force, rising prices and hope for the future on the streets of Ukraine’s capital.
Supporters of the EU sneer “Little Englander” at those with a different opinion, but most of the arguments against membership are left-leaning and liberal.
In Britain, women’s options are constrained and conditional, but there are at least options. In Ireland, there are none.
What with Russia’s homophobia and Britain’s EU tensions, it’s not really about the music anymore.
More than 62 per cent of people voted in favour of the change.
This referendum has brought a clear dichotomy in Irish society into sharp focus: the divide between traditional Catholicism and a more progressive, global outlook.
Cutting through the patriotism in Russia's Victory Day march.
Prominent writers have chosen to boycott a PEN gala in honour of Charlie Hebdo. But are they in any position to pass judgement?
French ambassador Sylvia Bermann gives the final word on Sturgeon's alleged support of the Tories.
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
It seems that the British government views migrant deaths as a useful deterrent, but criminal activity remains unaffected by the decision to let desperate migrants drown.
I was six when perestroika was introduced, and I remember the benefits. So why aren't Russians looking back fondly to Gorbachev's reforms?
Marine Le Pen has declared that her father Jean-Marie can no longer "hold the party hostage" following his recent remarks on the Holocaust.
François Hollande was elected on a promise to rule from the left, but proved an unpopular figure – until the January attack on Charlie Hebdo offered an unexpected reprieve.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
The Russian president has been in power in some capacity for 15 years. Is his political autumn finally looming?