Chart of the day: Sarkozy's comeback
By George Eaton - 13 March 15:24

The French president is now leading François Hollande in the first round.

Will Le Pen miss the ballot?
By George Eaton - 09 March 13:10

Sarkozy courts the far-right vote as Le Pen struggles to qualify for the election.

Putin’s choice, mocking Jesus and picking Blackpool over the Oscars
By Evgeny Lebedev - 07 March 9:56

What do I think of the Sun on Sunday? It doesn't make me think.

The European Parliament's hand-out to the far-right
By Denis MacShane - 05 March 17:25

The decision to award money to anti-semitic parties shows where the EU is going wrong.

Despite Putin, change is underway in Russia
By James Rodgers - 05 March 12:54

Demonstrations can no longer be broken up with a few whacks.

My dinner with Putin
By Richard Sakwa - 05 March 7:28

Putin expressed exasperation with the west and repeated the slights, hurts and pains of the past dec

Putin vs Russia
One man versus the people
By Oliver Bullough - 05 March 7:24

Vladimir Putin has stifled dissent throughout his political life. But as he prepares for another pre

The NS Interview: Sergei Polonsky, businessman
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March 0:00

“Next time, I’ll bet on something more edible than my tie”

Julian Assange and Europe's Last Dictator
By Kapil Komireddi - 01 March 15:11

The former WikiLeaks chief will moderate a public discussion about Belarus, despite damaging the cau

What Ed Miliband can learn from across the Channel
By Jon Trickett - 01 March 8:08

Hollande is not afraid to take on reactionary, right-wing austerity and challenge the status quo.

Does Cameron's Hollande snub matter?
By George Eaton - 29 February 11:41

A meeting between the PM and the French Socialist was in neither man's interests.

Chart of the day: a divided Union
By George Eaton - 24 February 15:22

EU members feel increasingly unrepresented by their club.

The NS Profile: François Hollande
By Denis MacShane - 23 February 11:54

The French Socialist presidential candidate was once the invisible man of French politics, overshado

Cameron is Sarkozy's friend in need
By Rafael Behr - 22 February 15:20

The Prime Minister really doesn't want a Socialist to win in France and he's not afraid to show it.

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek
By Ece Temelkuran - 17 February 16:32

Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.

Say no to protectionism
By Peter Mandelson - 16 February 8:00

The most important focus for the left should be on equipping people to live in an uncertain economic

Sarkozy sets out his stall
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 February 10:25

The French president will tack right to head off the threat of Marine Le Pen.

Are the ratings agencies doing us a favour?
By Ben Fox - 29 January 12:46

At every stage of this crisis, action has been forced on politicians by the markets.

Leader: Chancellor Merkel’s addiction to austerity threatens the euro
By Staff blogger - 19 January 7:52

The ECB must be empowered to act as a lender of last resort.

Belgrade - beyond the trenches
By George Eaton - 12 January 15:40

A war-scarred place ready for the quiet life.

New Statesman
Christopher Hitchens: The state of Spain
By Christopher Hitchens - 05 January 13:11

Madrid, 1976: Hitchens files a report following the death of Franco.

Russia's post-election protests: a "no" to nihilism
By James Rodgers - 15 December 10:07

Is the country finally starting to believe in something?

Cameron's EU veto: "conspiracy or cock up?"
By Rafael Behr - 12 December 17:16

The PM is confident because his stance is popular. But some MPs are querying whether the whole thing

A show trial on the edge of Europe
By Shaun Walker - 12 December 0:00

The word "Stalinist" is often used without much thought but the court case that ended in Minsk on 30 November was perhaps as close as one could get to a Stalinist spectacle in modern-day Europe.

The summit where everyone lost
By Benjamin Fox - 11 December 17:11

European leaders are claiming victory, but nothing has been resolved. And Britain is in the worst of

Who are the EU rule-breakers?
By George Eaton - 09 December 18:05

Almost every eurozone member, including France and Germany, broke the deficit rules.

NS profile: Elio Di Rupo
By Roeland Termote - 07 December 17:27

The new Belgian PM's adapatability will be vital "for the leader of a nation with a fractured identi

Greeks vs Germans
By Mark Mazower - 06 December 11:58

As austerity bites in the Eurozone, the German press is portraying Greece as profligate – while the

Is this the end of the world as we know it?
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 December 10:32

It's certainly the end of the eurozone as we know it.

Idling towards the apocalypse
By David Selbourne - 28 November 0:00

Even after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians are in little doubt just how bad a state their co

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