NS Profile - Nicolas Sarkozy
By David Lawday - 05 January 12:00

The son of a Hungarian immigrant, the interior minister has taken France by storm. Can he now push C

Politics - John Kampfner wonders if we will ever join the euro
By John Kampfner - 05 January 12:00

Who would have believed that, after seven years of Labour, we would be no nearer to joining the euro

An immodest proposal
By Maurice Walsh - 05 January 12:00

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The high cost of being European
By Neil Clark - 15 December 12:00

Observations on EU enlargement

Apocalypse Brussels
By Janet Bush - 15 December 12:00

European integration, some evangelists say, is another popish plot or worse. Janet Bush reads the si

It's wrong to make Muslims choose
By Staff blogger - 01 December 12:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threat that they could next hit a British city. The mindset of British and US leaders, however, is more alarming.

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

Russia 2 - "We pretend to vote; they pretend to notice"
By John Kampfner - 01 December 12:00

Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image.

It's all about oil again
By Tim Lambon - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Georgia

Erdogan's veiled motives
By Helena Smith - 01 December 12:00

Observations on Turkey

A nation shirks the kitchen
By Adam Sage - 24 November 12:00

Observations on France

Why I became a German
By Shere Hite - 17 November 12:00

The exile - So vicious were the attacks on the feminist Shere Hite that she decided to give up her A

Manhattan boulevard
By William Cook - 17 November 12:00

Cinema - William Cook goes in search of Woody Allen's New York and discovers a European fantasy

A funny sort of democracy
By Neil Clark - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Russia, Neil Clark spells ou

Your tyrant or ours?
By Mark Almond - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Georgia, Mark Almond spells

A warrior who achieved nothing
By Neil Clark - 27 October 12:00

Observations on Izetbegovic

The man who would be Duce
By Hilary Clarke - 20 October 13:00

The leader of Italy's authoritarian right has turned liberal. A new ally for Blair? By Hilary Clarke

Why France is tied in knots over girls who wear the scarf
By David Lawday - 20 October 13:00

The French shed blood to overthrow clerical power and establish republican values. They still believ

La dolce vita
By Lilian Pizzichini - 13 October 13:00

Cinema - Lilian Pizzichini discovers sex, murder and all of Italy's history in its film posters

Now what? - Lauren Booth feels like an unwanted asylum-seeker
By Lauren Booth - 29 September 13:00

The French notaire complains that the place is swamped by English refugees

I want to be ruled from Brussels
By Neil Clark - 29 September 13:00

Although he is a Eurosceptic, Belgium holds no terrors for Neil Clark. He admires its clean streets,

Women rule in French courts
By Adam Sage - 29 September 13:00

Observations on sex equality

Dead in the water
By Mark Lynas - 22 September 13:00

Mark Lynas listens to the Icelanders' arguments, economic and even ecological, in favour of whaling

Porn again
By Tom de Castella - 15 September 13:00

Revival - Tom de Castella charts how Swedish film finally cast off Bergman's shadow

An elite in search of a new people
By Tom de Castella - 08 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden and the Euro

Stay cool, and heat up the planet
By Dan Rosenheck - 01 September 13:00

The answer to this summer's heatwave? Air-conditioning - a way of life in the US, but rare in France

Can a bridge calm troubled water?
By Salil Tripathi - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Bosnia

Michele Roberts on nature as one great restaurant
By Michele Roberts - 18 August 13:00

As a farmer, Eugene took it for granted that his wife would feed him

Can you tame the tourist?
By Decca Aitkenhead - 11 August 13:00

Venice wants to fine its visitors into being better behaved. Some hope, writes Decca Aitkenhead

A Helsinki cent for your thoughts
By Michael Holland - 04 August 13:00

Keep an eye on the small change in euroland. It may be worth a lot more than you think. By Michael H

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