In the debate about immigration, we must not forget the exploitation of immigrants
By Sarah Karacs and Alan White - 14 January 12:57

Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.

Why the Tories have more in common with the Romanians than they think
By Nicholas Hillman - 08 January 16:52

It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.

The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust
By Michael Ignatieff - 03 January 9:16

One country saved its Jews. Were they just better people? <em>Countrymen</em>, a new book by Bo Lidegaard, seeks to explain how a small country tried to fight back.

How Europe's far-right will - and won't - flourish in 2014
By Matthew Goodwin - 02 January 13:17

While the more established parties, such as the Front National and the Sweden Democrats, look set to enjoy the next year, others are likely to remain firmly on the fringe.

WHO retracts claim half of Greek HIV infections were self-inflicted, blames 'editing error'
By Ian Steadman - 26 November 13:19

The WHO's latest health inequity report made a startling claim that "about half" of those with HIV deliberately infected themselves in order to claim benefits, a claim not backed by the study cited.

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Did the press comply with an HIV witch-hunt in Greece?
By Julie Tomlin - 07 November 13:13

State and private television networks went ahead and published women’s mugshots and personal details, labelling them “HIV-infected prostitutes”.

A four day old baby in hospital in Germany
On Germany's new intersex law and the dangers of our gender-obsessed culture
By Nelson Jones - 01 November 15:52

Germany has become the first European country to pass a law that lets a birth certificate to be left blank in cases where the child is neither obviously male nor female, but it will take far more than a bureaucratic fix to remove the stigma of "abnormalit

EU immigration policy is contributing to Sahara migrant deaths
By Sophie McBain - 01 November 15:12

Between 1998 and 2012, more than 16,000 people are known to have died attempting to migrate to the European Union.

Ben Bernanke.
The Washington impasse may lead to further Euro strength
By Nick Beecroft - 22 October 11:48

In an epic reversal of fortunes, the Eurozone is starting to look like a safe haven to some.

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The Kremlin uses bully-boy tactics to keep other countries in the fold
By Charles Grant - 17 October 15:37

Putin and his ministers were uncharacteristically polite about Barack Obama, welcoming co-operation with him over Syria’s chemical weapons. Yet only a few weeks previously their relations with Washington had been toxic, with rows over Syria, Edward Snowde

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Has the sun set on Golden Dawn?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 17 October 15:31

Whatever the crackdown against Golden Dawn means for Greece, the hope is now rekindled that the EU might be starting to see the rise of the far right as the threat that it is.

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The lessons for Europe two decades on from the war in Bosnia
By Robert Cooper - 10 October 11:19

For European countries, and for the United States, too, the shift from cold war to post-cold war had been too rapid for their thinking. Militarily their forces were still organised for a life-or-death struggle with the Warsaw Pact. Politically they could

Crackdown on Golden Dawn: Michaloliakos charged with belonging to a criminal organisation
By Sophie McBain - 29 September 10:25

Party leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, was arrested yesterday together with four more Golden Dawn MPs and 15 party members in an unprecedented crackdown on Greece's far-right party

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The unshakeable Angela Merkel, the pilot who weathered the storm
By Andrew Gimson - 19 September 8:07

As she faces re-election, the signs are that Angela Merkel’s commitment to the euro stretches only so far as the maths continue to work for Germany. Andrew Gimson on the roots of a genial but ruthlessly pragmatic politician.

A statue covered in plastic.
How Italians are keeping priceless artefacts out of private hands
By Daniel Trilling - 12 September 10:45

As the recession bites, state funding for Italy's museums and galleries has disappeared, and Italians are coming up with inventive forms of common ownership, to challenge power from the bottom up.

Skopje.
Macedonia: pay attention to the Balkans' early-warning system
By Fiona Sampson - 05 September 12:30

Straddling the fault-line between Islam and Christianity, this country's changing fortunes are important.

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The German trauma
By Frederick Taylor - 05 September 9:55

As Angela Merkel prepares to go to the polls on 22 September, memories of the great hyperinflation of the 1920s continue to hold Europe’s most powerful nation in their historic grip.

Unemployed young people in Greece.
Leader: Chronic joblessness has become the new normal across Europe
By New Statesman - 22 August 16:00

At home and across the continent, governments are failing to address the causes of youth unemployment.

A man climbs into his uncle's window.
Generation jobless: The worst youth unemployment crisis in European history should be blamed on its millionaires
By Danny Dorling - 22 August 11:00

At least 26 million unemployed people will be looking for work across Europe this summer, while in Britain, 2,400 bankers are earning over €1m a year - real pounds and euros that should be better spread out.

Riga.
In Latvia, Riga has become a ghost town
By Agata Pyzik - 22 August 10:10

The third-poorest country in the EU, Latvia punitive welfare conditions and the exclusion of Russian-speakers from surrounding nations has lead to a depopulation of 30,000 a year.

An unemployed mother with her children.
Jobless in Europe: The wretches of Spain
By George Eaton - 22 August 9:50

What kind of a social model is it that leaves half of young people out of work? George Eaton profiles Spain's employment woes.

In Portugal: Requiem for O Manel
By Joo Dias - 15 August 9:00

Manuel Simões is being forced to close his 70-year-old family business, a restaurant on the outskirts of Lisbon. Since VAT rose for businesses like his, 75,000 jobs has disappeared from the industry.

A homeless man in Athens.
The death of a "freeloader": When will we accept the results of austerity?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 14 August 16:57

As an eighteen year old dies trying to flee a ticket inspector in Athens, police in Britain boast of apprehending a mother shoplifting to feed her two children. All across Europe, people are struggling to survive.

A portrait of D H Lawrence by Edward Weston, 1924
D H Lawrence: A Letter from Germany
By D H Lawrence - 24 July 11:42

"We have brought it about ourselves—by a Ruhr occupation, by an English nullity, and by a German false will. We have done it ourselves. But apparently it was not to be helped."

Nothing to see here: Athens is now closed to democracy
By Yiannis Baboulias - 18 July 11:48

There are two kinds of deficit that have taken hold in Greece: the economic one, and the democratic deficit created by government spin and five years of austerity and authoritarianism.

How the people of Poland are kept from taking to the streets
By Agata Pyzik - 11 July 8:37

While Poland loves to boast about westerners coming to earn money, it is less open about those from the eastern part of the continent. Propaganda serves to justify almost anything.

Why is Spain experiencing an English language boom?
By Anmar Frangoul - 11 July 8:12

Twenty-seven per cent of Spain's population is unemployed - over six million people. In a ferociously competitive job market, Spaniards see learning a foreign language as the best way of distinguishing themselves from others.

In Turkey, the crackdown on anti-government protesters has begun
By Ece Temelkuran - 05 July 14:17

The Turkish government’s spin doctors have linked the recent protests to cyber attacks and historical cases of secular dissent to silence anti-government demonstrators.

Can free expression survive in Hungary?
By Ana Frana - 27 June 8:17

Funding has been removed from projects not deemed to be in keeping with the official view of Hungarian culture.

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