Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.

NS Interview - David Blunkett
By John Kampfner - 05 July 13:00

The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin

A dedicated friend of the rich
By Tom Gallagher - 05 July 13:00

Observations on the European Commission president

NS Interview - Patricia Hewitt
By Patricia Hewitt - 28 June 13:00

One of Blair's most trusted allies says Britain could pull out of Europe if the people vote ''no'' o

France's secret dirty wars
By Becky Tinsley - 28 June 13:00

In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen

Why Europe's voters stayed at home
By Staff blogger - 21 June 13:00

If the results of the local and European elections look dire for new Labour, they look better when compared with the results across the Continent. Tony Blair's Labour polled 23 per cent, the party's worst performance in a national election since 1918.

A day out in a cattle truck
By Robert Nurden - 21 June 13:00

Observations on theme parks

Brits tame the wild frontiers
By Celia Brayfield - 14 June 13:00

One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie

Pleased to bow to Uncle Sam
By Neil Clark - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Traffic must flow, on pain of death
By Mark Lynas - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Swiss police

A funny kind of free market
By Tessa Mayes - 17 May 13:00

Observations on the new EU

Mark Thomas blames Labour for the BNP
By Mark Thomas - 10 May 13:00

Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat

The loser takes all
By Mark Almond - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Cyprus

Yet another housing boom
By Tessa Mayes - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Poland

We don't trust them an inch
By Kieron O'Hara - 26 April 13:00

Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis

Don't let on about the truffles
By Viv Groskop - 26 April 13:00

Observations on Slovenia

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair's foreign policy collapse
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th

Escape artists
By William Cook - 26 April 13:00

Exhibition - William Cook on the remarkable flourishing of children's art in a concentration camp

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 26 April 13:00

Don't believe it -"Blair gambles on Europe referendum"

Second-class allies
By John Kampfner - 19 April 13:00

In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no

Bad image, getting worse
By Luminita Holden - 19 April 13:00

Observations on eastern European migrants

The business - Patrick Hosking hears Tollopian echoes in a tunnel
By Patrick Hosking - 19 April 13:00

Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en

One man and his dogs
By Michael McMahon - 19 April 13:00

Michael McMahon sees at first hand the big problem for Georgia's president: his enemy's fierce canin

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

Charlie Whelan says . . . don't believe it
By Charlie Whelan - 05 April 13:00

"Britain flooded by immigrants"

Germany takes its medicine badly
By David Lawday - 05 April 13:00

Tony Blair's problems are nothing to what Chancellor Schroder faces in Berlin. His party loathes him

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