An ethical nation, full of bluster
By John Carlin - 16 June 13:00

Spaniards love Europe because they hate each other. So will the country fall apart? John Carlin repo

Here comes the sun
By Andrew Hussey - 16 June 13:00

Liverpool, once despised and feared throughout Britain, has been crowned the European Capital of Cul

The road to a cool Europa
By Mark Leonard - 16 June 13:00

Mark Leonard, who proposed to rebrand Britain in 1997, offers his prescription for a sexier and more

The altar of fire
By Tim Parks - 16 June 13:00

In a world without faith or metaphysics, we need a grand illusion like the European Union. Even with

Why Serena was booed and heckled at the French Open
By Andrew Stephen - 16 June 13:00

Even the suspicion of Gallic or German associations is now enough to get food, cars and drinks boyco

A search beneath the rubble
By Sam Jones - 16 June 13:00

As Iraq showed, the Continental press prefers a few bits of truth to personal invective

To war over a bald patch
By Hilary Clarke - 09 June 13:00

In Berlusconi's Italy, prudent journalists cover up the premier's deficiencies, reports Hilary Clark

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 02 June 13:00

Don't believe it - "Hain wins battle over EU treaty"

Power to the people, not to Brussels
By Staff blogger - 02 June 13:00

The momentum of the European Union, even when it was a mere community dedicated to free trade, was always towards greater centralisation. This was not just because of the political ideals and ambitions of its founders.

NS Essay - 'The main Continental European powers will no longer jump to attention and salute when Washington blows the trumpet'
By David Marquand - 26 May 13:00

The world cannot tolerate a lawless hegemon. It needs an alternative pole of power. But thanks to To

Vote, vote, vote to keep your job
By Mark Almond - 26 May 13:00

Observations on European referendums

NS Essay - For Europe's sake, keep Britain out
By John Gray - 19 May 13:00

John Gray argues that the world needs an assertive power as a counterweight to the US, and that this

A question of late delivery
By Dennis Sewell - 19 May 13:00

Dennis Sewell finds that, without more doctors and nurses, we shall wait 12 or 15 years before the N

Don't say yes, don't say no
By David Boyle - 19 May 13:00

Do we really need to make up our minds between the pound and the euro? Not according to David Boyle,

How America helped the Mafia
By Hilary Clarke - 12 May 13:00

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Sicily. Nobody wants a party. Why?

Mafia don or martyr?
By Mark Almond - 12 May 13:00

Was Serbia's prime minister murdered because of his politics or his underworld activities?

How to solve the euro dilemma
By Ed Crooks - 12 May 13:00

As the deadline for the decision on the single currency looms, Ed Crooks offers a way to keep everyo

The workers of Europe unite
By Robert Taylor - 05 May 13:00

Blair, Schroder and Chirac may be at odds on Iraq, but all three want to keep unions down. Can John

Papa's girl sings a new kind of music
By David Lawday - 05 May 13:00

David Lawday meets Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie, and hears of her sympathy for France's imm

The imperial meaning. Jan Morris on a fine new book about a heroic wartime defence of an outpost of empire
By Jan Morris - 05 May 13:00

Fortress Malta: an island under siege (1940-1943)

James Holland <em>Orion, 440pp, £20</em>


Where nurses can hardly carry on
By Justin Webster - 28 April 13:00

Observations on Blackpool: the Spanish view

Death of a dream. Neil Clark on an elegy for Yugoslavia
By Neil Clark - 28 April 13:00

Yugoslavism: histories of a failed idea (1918-1992)

Dejan Djokic (editor) <em>C Hurst & Co, 369pp,

NS Profile - Switzerland
By Frances Stonor Saunders - 28 April 13:00

T S Eliot wept here, while Thomas Mann wrote a novel about a man with a hacking cough. A good place

Marooned in mid-Atlantic
By Robin Cook - 21 April 13:00

Robin Cook argues that the PM must restore Britain's place in Europe by keeping his distance from Bu

Cristina Odone thinks Brits give Tuscany the blues
By Cristina Odone - 21 April 13:00

No wonder the Tuscans are depressed; they are overrun by the British

The strange case of the dangerous detergent
By Justin Webster - 14 April 13:00

Whatever happened to the 16 alleged terrorists that Spain seized in January? Justin Webster reports

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews
By Robin Pagnamenta - 07 April 13:00

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 24 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "It's all the fault of the French"

Why Tuscany hates Blair
By Hilary Clarke - 24 March 12:00

The PM needs to find a new holiday destination. He is no longer welcome in Chiantishire

The wrong blueprint for Baghdad
By Mark Almond - 24 March 12:00

The Balkans are hailed as proof that western intervention improves native lives. Wrong, reports Mark