Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.
The party is only third because of the collapse of others around it.
A lenient gang-rape verdict has prompted outcry and a debate on France's inadequate response to rape. The French media's ambivalence towards rape victims also needs to be examined.
To be pro-European is not to endorse each and every proposal of the Brussels apparat.
Pressure is on the Mykolaiv court to reach a verdict that will show progress.
There is nothing pro-European about a government sworn on suppressing freedom of speech.
Who could he possibly have in mind?
Golden Dawn is having a field day while MPs from other parties are assaulted.
State-owned champion becomes world’s largest oil producer.
The man who tried to buy a Soviet submarine to transport drugs is fast becoming an internet celebrity from his prison cell in Panama.
For six months, a pack of boys told Nina to turn up at certain times to be raped. Yesterday, the harshest sentence given to her attackers was a year in jail, and several defendants were acquitted. How is this justice?
The Peace Prize was a reminder that the EU has been a force for good and remains a bulwark against further suffering.
Not quite as weird as it seems. But still pretty weird.
Revealed: how job restrictions have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers underpaid and vulnerable to exploitation.
Governing the World: the History of an Idea - review.
As protestors chanted anti-austerity slogans and clashed with riot police, the German Chancellor did nothing but look after her own electoral interests.
There is no hope that a renegotiation would be anything but a step towards exit from the EU.
Some good news from Europe.
Viktor Orban’s government is returning the country to totalitarianism.
Like their classmates, Roma children in one Paris suburb are getting to grips with a new school year - but French ministers continue to play politics with their future.
As protestors surround Madrid, Catalonia ponders independence.
A referendum in a German town over a street name sparks a debate over whether ambiguous historical figures should be honoured.
A Turkish woman takes the law into her own hands and kills the man who raped her.
Saturday morning, 8.30am, driving to my local market town in France profonde, listening to the weekend press review on French radio.
It's now 21 years since the end of the Soviet Union, but Russia's politics are still strikingly teenage in nature.
Will his alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo, get to tell her side of the story?
The country instituted an emergency tax for three years to sort out its problems. Should we?
A population that lives in fear of state violence, and a 99 per cent election tally that could have come from the Soviet era - welcome to Putin's Russia.
Everyone has something to offer if you treat their time as the precious commodity.