Ireland agrees to bail-out deal
By Ursula Donnelly - 22 November 8:32

The former Celtic Tiger is to receive around €80-90bn

Scandinavia hit by US spying claims
By Simon Reid-Henry - 18 November 17:43

Controversial US Embassy surveillance programme

Kosovo organ trafficking circle to face EU prosecution
By New Statesman - 12 November 14:18

Group includes doctors and a high-ranking health official

Madrid’s young and jobless
By Bob Denham - 04 November 11:38

As austerity grips Spain, a generation faces a future of long-term unemployment.

Berlusconi's last stand
By Peter Popham - 28 October 12:54

The end was inevitable: the last years of Silvio Berlusconi's period as Prime Minister have been col

Why Irish eyes aren’t smiling
By Rob Brown - 28 October 12:54

Ireland and Canada offer contrasting warnings from the front line of the budget deficit wars.

Sweden isn’t all equal
By Claire French - 19 October 19:19

Even in one of the great egalitarian nations, inequality still exists.

The hysteria over the terror level is misplaced
By Duncan Robinson - 06 October 16:27

France may have issued a warning about the terror threat in the UK -- but the threat itself has not

The nightmare of Berlusconi’s media empire
By Daniel Trilling - 01 October 15:12

The Film Interview: Erik Gandini on celebrity culture in modern Italy.

Europe according to Americans
By Caroline Crampton - 01 October 11:41

Parody map labels the UK "Mummy", France "smelly people", and Iceland "Wikileaks".

The man with the world on his shoulders
By Ian Williams - 27 September 12:04

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 24 September 12:35

West Bank: freeze

Holocaust analogies help no one
By Duncan Robinson - 20 September 15:33

Holocaust comparisons create confusion and inaction when dealing with potential crimes against human

David Irving to tour Holocaust sites
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 11:59

Calls to ban revisionist historian from planned trip to Poland.

Police arrest five over Pope threat
By Duncan Robinson - 17 September 14:10

Five men aged between 26 and 50 arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Janus of the Bosporus
By Patrick Osgood - 13 September 19:57

In a wider push for power, the Turkish Prime Minister has shoehorned a political power-grab into oth

Echoes of Vichy
By Nabila Ramdani - 13 September 8:21

With France back to business after the August break, politicians of the right are once again leaping

France’s feeble Napoleon
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 September 8:20

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been playing rough and tough again, targeting immigrants

Russian police raid opposition magazine office
By New Statesman - 03 September 10:39

New Times sought to publish critical profile on OMON riot police.

Catalan vote marks the end of an era
By Ruth Collins - 02 August 17:30

Ban on bullfighting in Catalonia exposes deeper tensions as the region continues to fight for indepe

Kosovan independence was legal, says Hague court
By Caroline Crampton - 22 July 17:59

Joe Biden throws US support behind the fledgling nation as International Court of Justice sanctions

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 15 July 1:14

France: veil ban

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 08 July 1:11

Israel: friends again

Defeat for Kaczynski leaves Cameron isolated in Europe
By Daniel Trilling - 05 July 18:49

So says Denis MacShane of Poland’s presidential election.

Merkel's candidate narrowly wins the presidency
By New Statesman - 01 July 9:36

Rebellions in the ruling centre-right coalition forced presidential election into a close third roun

Any hope in sight for Greece?
By Simon Reid-Henry - 11 June 9:17

Greeks have been enraged not just by their country’s economic collapse, but also by a huge exposé un

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

Libya: UN banned

Leader: Is this the end of the European welfare state?
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

The task of articulating a convincing alternative to market liberalism is a formidable one.

Thinly veiled threat: Mehdi Hasan on the niqab
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 May 9:22

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of the niqab and the burqa. Why have the Continent’s political leaders, confronted by economic and social malaise, declared war on a piece of cloth?

Beyond the door marked “Austerity”
By Paul Mason - 21 May 9:08

Europe has become the weak link in the global economy. In the next phase of the world economic crisi