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.

Italy has spoken, but what did it say?
By Peter Popham - 07 March 7:05

Beppe Grillo's movement born in protest but now he will be under huge pressure to do something creative with it.

A woman walks passed an electoral information banner at a polling station
Italy’s elections and the European “misunderstanding”
By Andrea Mammone - 27 February 8:40

Does the political return of Berlusconi represent a realistic danger for Western democracy?

Greece: "A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising"
By Leigh Phillips - 24 February 12:01

Explosive revelations from a former Greek diplomat.

A before and after montage of the photos released by the Greek police of one of
A disastrous and unconvincing case of brutality and mismanagement by the Greek police
By Yiannis Baboulias - 09 February 13:56

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.

Members of the Greek ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party wave Greek flags
Selective zero-tolerance: is Greece really a democracy anymore?
By Yiannis Baboulias - 05 February 9:04

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.

Europe wobbles…
By Alex Hern - 05 February 9:03

Italy, Spain and Cyprus all strike fear into the hearts of economists.

Europe: democracy, or barbarism?
By Benjamin Abtan - 30 January 14:36

An open letter to Angela Merkel.

Cannabis seed on display in a tourist shop in Amsterdam
Holland’s high life under threat
By Jon Day - 24 January 5:59

Questions are being asked about the viability of Holland's liberal drug laws.

A woman waits for clients in the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris
Should prostitution be legalised in France?
By Valeria Costa-Kostritsky - 22 January 15:51

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.

The uncertainty over Britain's EU membership is damaging growth
By Robert Buckland - 16 January 16:23

Conservative MP Robert Buckland says it is time for the UK to engage with the EU constructively.

Leader: The Prime Minister’s posturing on Europe threatens our future
By New Statesman - 16 January 15:44

There is no evidence that any EU member is willing to allow Britain to pick and choose which laws it obeys.

Russian opposition supporters shout during a rally in central Moscow on 5 Decemb
The danger of “business as usual” with Moscow
By Tanya Lokshina - 20 December 10:01

Human rights researcher Tanya Lokshina tells how she was blackmailed over her pregnancy.

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