Why is sterilisation still being forced on transgender people?
By Marie Le Conte - 26 June 18:35

Compensation demanded in Sweden.

A demonstrator against Pussy Riot's prison sentence in London, 2012.
Pussy Riot: "People fear us because we're feminists"
By Laurie Penny - 22 June 10:12

Laurie Penny meets the Russian punk-protest group.

The women of Gezi Park are protesters, not pin-up girls
By Harriet Fitch Little - 19 June 13:09

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan wants to cast women as mothers, sisters and wives, and those who oppose him should be careful that their imagery doesn’t do the same.

Firemen extinguish a burning car in Kista after riots in Swedish suburbs
The Swedish riots: What really happened?
By Liam McLaughlin - 14 June 14:59

Inequality, not immigration, was what sparked the unrest.

The Orthodox seminary on the island of Halki
Small island
By Helena Drysdale - 13 June 9:01

Once at the heart of the Christian world, Turkey's Greek Orthodox minority finds its fate inextricably bound up with the Erdogan government's troubled shift away from secularism.

"A direct blow to democracy": the switch-off of Greece's state broadcaster
By Yiannis Baboulias - 12 June 13:38

After the closure of ERT, the country's political future hangs in the balance, writes Yiannis Baboulias.

An anti-government protester waves Turkey's national flag
People have killed their fear of authority - and the protests are growing
By Ece Temelkuran - 03 June 11:53

What began in an Istanbul park has tapped in to years of grievances.

New Statesman
The Belgrade train
By Fiona Sampson - 30 May 9:09

A journey to the troubled heart of the Balkans.

Wu Ming.
Wu Ming: A band of militant storytellers
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 29 May 11:12

The Celluloid Liberation Front speak to the Italian literary collective Wu Ming, whose work draws readers in to exchange, sharing and confrontation.

New Statesman
Germany is the most popular country in the world – and I can see why
By Glosswitch - 25 May 11:42

Glosswitch has always had a love for all things German, so she's happy to learn that everyone else agrees.

The Great Reckoning: Why the European ideal is under threat
By Mark Mazower - 19 May 9:32

The certainties that sustained notions of European unity and social solidarity are collapsing. The financial structures that formed the foundations of old Europe have warped and are destroying it. So, where next?

President Dmitry Medvedev pays a visit in 2011.
Inside Russia Today: counterweight to the mainstream media, or Putin's mouthpiece?
By Oliver Bullough - 10 May 14:56

Up to 2.5m Britons watch the Kremlin-funded TV channel, which is so strongly critical of Western governments it's known as the "anti Fox News". But does it have a blind spot when it comes to Russia's own failings?

New Statesman
How German football became the best in Europe
By Jonathan Wilson - 09 May 16:43

The Bundesliga has gone back to basics.

Bayern Munich.
Leader: The German model
By New Statesman - 02 May 9:48

In praise of the Bundesliga and more besides.

The sorrows of Mr Weak
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 02 May 6:00

Since the minister in charge of tax avoidance was forced to admit to a secret Swiss bank account, François Hollande’s entire government has begun to look shaky. How did it go so wrong, so fast?

Kostas Vaxevanis (L) being escorted to the public prosecutor in Athens
Kostas Vaxevanis: "The only way for the Greek people to know about their own country is through the foreign press"
By Daniel Trilling - 22 April 9:04

The Greek journalist, who was instrumental in the publication of the "Lagarde list" of major tax evaders in October 2012, talks to the NS's Daniel Trilling.

It is time for Turkey to recognise the historical fact of the Armenian Genocide
By Benjamin Abtan - 20 April 10:02

It is now 98 years since 1.5m Armenians were systematically massacred. Recognising what happened is the only way to help us all move forward.

“No blacks or Arabs” for Israeli PM's visit: the latest example of French state-sanctioned discrimination
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 16 April 10:00

Hollande's silence on the alleged discrimination against black and Arab employees is indicative of the president's recent decision to chase popularity by playing to the centre-right.

An ambulance outside Kat Hospital in Athens.
From heart attacks to maternal care: the human cost of austerity in Greece
By Dawn Foster - 13 April 10:55

Austerity has caused more than just tear gas usage to rise - heart attacks have spiked in the republic.

Mourners gather for the funeral of an 84-year-old man
Romania: The old country
By New Statesman - 09 April 8:37

One in six Romanians now lives abroad. How has this wave of emigration transformed their nation? Photography by Petrut Calinescu.

From Russia with love, to Cyprus with cash
By Oliver Bullough - 21 March 9:34

Perhaps the Russian oligarchs’ days of hassle-free, tax-free, risk-free banking are finally over...

Alexis Tsipras casts his ballot in Greece's general election of June 2012.
Alexis Tsipras of Syriza: be daring, Ed Miliband

Greece's opposition leader on meeting with Labour officials, and his views on the "self-destructive" Cyprus bailout.

Savings levy of up to 10 per cent imposed in Cyprus
By New Statesman - 17 March 10:09

Chancellor says Brits in Cyprus on military or government service will be protected from the levy.

Short cuts, strong men, quick fixes
By Carla Powell - 14 March 14:30

It's not just Berlusconi...

Cracked heart of the old world
By Brendan Simms - 14 March 8:06

For centuries the Germans were at war with a shifting cast of hostile neighbours. Upheavals in the 19th century and two world wars brought about a settlement, but Germany today is both too strong and too weak to assume its rightful position in world polit

Protests sweep Bulgaria following a self-immolation in Varna
By Alex Hern - 08 March 9:07

Government resigns as high electricity bills force people onto the streets.

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