What Mandy did next
By Barbara Gunnell - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special - Will the new EU trade commissioner give poor countries a fairer chance to sell

Russian ladies start lunching
By Viv Groskop - 28 February 12:00

Observations on charity

Arrested without reasonable cause
By Mark Thomas - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Turkish Kurds

Politics - John Kampfner on the EU's straight banana factor
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

The task facing pro-Europeans is bleaker than at any other time in Tony Blair's two terms. So risky

In Brussels, the lobbyocracy rules
By Barbara Gunnell - 07 February 12:00

EU laws affect us all, but it's the corporate lobbyists who have the biggest influence on them. Thei

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Britain to reject European constitution"

A lefty the left doesn't like
By Tom Gallagher - 31 January 12:00

Observations on a visitor from Romania

John Pilger denounces EU appeasement of Burma
By John Pilger - 24 January 12:00

With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right. In Burma

Paris opts for la mixite sociale
By Adam Sage - 24 January 12:00

Observations on council flats on Champs Elysees

People's porcelain
By Richard Cork - 24 January 12:00

Ceramics - Richard Cork is fired up by a revolutionary display of Russian china

The landlord who set my flat on fire
By Sebastian Cresswell-Turner - 17 January 12:00

If you think victims of crime have a hard time in England, it's nothing to what can happen in Italy,

The other side of "freedom"
By Neil Clark - 10 January 12:00

Observations on Hungary

NS Interview - Denis MacShane
By John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostit

Stalin would have loved it
By Viv Groskop - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - 25 December used to be a day like any other in Moscow. That has all changed

It's now or never for Washington
By Mark Almond - 06 December 12:00

America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc

View from below
By Ray Ryan - 06 December 12:00

The Transformation of Ireland (1900-2000)

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The secrets of chicken Kiev
By Adrian Monck and Mike Hanley - 06 December 12:00

You probably know more about Ukraine than you think. Its most famous export is radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor melted down in the 1980s. Its troops are serving alongside ours in Iraq.

A child is in mortal danger. This man can tell you where he is, but won't talk. What would you do?
By Nick Cohen - 29 November 12:00

Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

How the US could be left behind
By David Nicholson-Lord - 22 November 12:00

Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

Politics - John Kampfner on the only friend Tony has left
By John Kampfner - 15 November 12:00

Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary

Any colour as long as it's yellow
By Joe Moran - 08 November 12:00

Observations on nostalgia

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 01 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"

Dictator of Downing St
By Robert Service - 01 November 12:00

Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

Blair ruins the French dream
By David Lawday - 01 November 12:00

With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about

Old tricks from the hard left
By Paul Kingsnorth - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the European Social Forum

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