In praise of the Bundesliga and more besides.
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?
The Brits are losing out.
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 now 98 years since 1.5m Armenians were systematically massacred. Recognising what happened is the only way to help us all move forward.
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.
Austerity has caused more than just tear gas usage to rise - heart attacks have spiked in the republic.
One in six Romanians now lives abroad. How has this wave of emigration transformed their nation? Photography by Petrut Calinescu.
The Arctic spring.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
Perhaps the Russian oligarchs’ days of hassle-free, tax-free, risk-free banking are finally over...
Greece's opposition leader on meeting with Labour officials, and his views on the "self-destructive" Cyprus bailout.
Chancellor says Brits in Cyprus on military or government service will be protected from the levy.
It's not just Berlusconi...
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
A letter from the border.
Government resigns as high electricity bills force people onto the streets.
From our correspondence.
Beppe Grillo's movement born in protest but now he will be under huge pressure to do something creative with it.
Does the political return of Berlusconi represent a realistic danger for Western democracy?
Explosive revelations from a former Greek diplomat.
Conflicting stories and doctored photographs reveal clumsy attempts by the Greek police to conceal the degree of force used during and after the arrest of four anarchists.
The abuse suffered by four young anarchists, arrested for a bank robbery, at the hands of the police proves it’s time to call Greece’s coalition government what it is – a far-right authoritarian group.
Italy, Spain and Cyprus all strike fear into the hearts of economists.
An open letter to Angela Merkel.
Questions are being asked about the viability of Holland's liberal drug laws.
Back from Paris where she has been interviewing prostitutes, politicians, police, and feminists who argue both for and against legalising prostitution, Valeria Costa-Kostritsky asks whether this is the answer.
Conservative MP Robert Buckland says it is time for the UK to engage with the EU constructively.
There is no evidence that any EU member is willing to allow Britain to pick and choose which laws it obeys.