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

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

Observations on a visitor from Romania

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

Observations on council flats on Champs Elysees

The present sanctions are a farce: 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.

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

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo - the model for Blair's war on Iraq
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 prostition. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord

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

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

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

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

On top of the world
By Patrick Dunleavy - 25 October 13:00

Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British

America - The European dream
By Lindsey Hilsum - 25 October 13:00

Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a

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

Observations on the European Social Forum

Diary - Sue Townsend
By Sue Townsend - 18 October 13:00

We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

Where de Sade and the SS live on
By Mark Almond - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Latvia

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