EU laws affect us all, but it's the corporate lobbyists who have the biggest influence on them. Thei
Observations on a visitor from Romania
Observations on council flats on Champs Elysees
With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right.
Ceramics - Richard Cork is fired up by a revolutionary display of Russian china
If you think victims of crime have a hard time in England, it's nothing to what can happen in Italy,
Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition.
NS Christmas - 25 December used to be a day like any other in Moscow. That has all changed
The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told
The Transformation of Ireland (1900-2000)
Diarmaid Ferriter <em>Profile Books, 884pp, £30
Friend or Foe: an Anglo-Saxon history of France
<em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 428pp,
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.
America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc
Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord
Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
Observations on nostalgia
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
Patrick Dunleavy on the best of British
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
Observations on the European Social Forum
We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'
Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to