Thirty years since Mexico’s default, Greece must break this sadistic debt spiral
By Nick Dearden - 18 August 18:39

We must retake control of our economies from the banks.

A Pussy Riot supporter protests in Barcelona
Pussy Riot is just the start of the fight for free speech in Russia
By Padraig Reidy - 17 August 14:42

There are indications that people are ready to kick back against Putin.

Germans propose a one-off wealth tax to pay down the debt
By Margarida Madaleno - 16 August 14:11

Hardline deficit hawks sometimes make surprising moves.

Members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot' in court.
Is feminism in Russia a mortal sin?
By Valeria Costa-Kostritsky - 16 August 14:00

The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?

Video: Spain's "Robin Hood" mayor sets off on a march against austerity
By Alex Hern - 16 August 10:39

Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo had accompanied activists on supermarket raids where food was distributed to the poor.

A drug user injects heroin
Crises and radical thinking on drug policy
By Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch - 16 August 9:29

Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.

France also introduced a financial non-transactions tax last month
By Alex Hern - 09 August 12:05

It's not just a 0.2 per cent Robin Hood tax which Hollande introduced.

A mushroom sprouts in a Berlin garden
Don’t say goodbye to wild wasteland Berlin
By John Burnside - 08 August 14:12

The city remains, for the moment, admirably wild.

What I learned from the Pussy Riot trial
By Kerry McCarthy - 08 August 9:17

The punk band are on trial because of who they are, not what they did.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic speaks during a press conference.
An old Balkans spectre returns at the Olympics
By Denis MacShane - 05 August 10:57

Serbia's new president is reviving the language of break-up and partition.

French President François Hollande with Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Don't look to François Hollande for inspiration, Ed
By Rob Marchant - 05 August 10:17

The French Socialist leader is a throwback, not a pioneer.

Nadia Tolokonnikova inside a defendants' cage
Pussy Riot's protests threaten more than just the Putin regime
By Nelson Jones - 31 July 13:29

The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.

New Statesman
It helps when you've got a lot of bottle
By Nina Caplan - 19 July 9:31

Don't judge a book by its cover, but maybe judge a champagne by its bottle.

A member of activist group La Barbe onstage at a recent event.
How France’s sexual harassment law took a five-week hiatus
By Heather McRobie - 13 July 11:12

The suspension of the old law created a "dangerous void".

José Manuel Barroso: Why is Britain so closed to the EU?
By David Miliband - 12 July 10:54

Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland” in Europe if Eurosceptics push us into leaving the EU, warns the president of the European Commission, talking to David Miliband.

President José Manuel Barroso being interviewed by David Miliband
José Manuel Barroso: “How is Britain so open to the world, but so closed to Europe?”
By New Statesman - 11 July 22:00

Outside Europe, Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland”, warns the president of the European Commission.

David Cameron wants to ban Greeks from Britain. What would Shirley Valentine think?
By Alex Andreou - 05 July 14:41

While more than a million Britons live in the EU, Cameron's immigrant-bashing rhetoric rings hollow.

Meeting Myself Coming Back - review
By Antonia Quirke - 04 July 16:48

An interview with Paddy Ashdown leaves Antonia Quirke desperate for a bite.

Europe, what have you done for me lately?
By Will Straw - 03 July 13:24

The EU's triumph on mobile charges shows how the union benefits consumers.

The EU flag
What would it mean for Britain to leave the EU?
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 July 16:44

Talking about an EU referendum now is the wrong thing, at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.

A young boy cries after being circumcised
Circumcision is not a barrier to an individual's religious freedom
By Nelson Jones - 29 June 12:42

Was a German court justified in interfering with centuries of religious tradition?

Merkel is our only hope
By Mark Leonard - 27 June 18:09

Mehdi Hasan’s article in last week’s New Statesman made headlines across the German media – but for all the wrong reasons.

Europe on the verge of a nervous breakdown
By Richard J Evans - 27 June 15:56

All across the continent, economies are in a tailspin as the numbers of young, jobless men swell. Are we on the brink of repeating the catastrophe of the 1930s?

Flags fly in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg
Reluctant Angela Merkel must choose between Europe and austerity
By Benjamin Fox - 23 June 11:28

Either way one of our sacred cows has to be slain.

How Nato can help the Greeks
By Denis MacShane - 22 June 16:07

Nato should assist Greece in reducing its military expenditure by guaranteeing its security.

The European Union flag is visible through tree branches
Eurozone soap opera reveals a damaged relationship with markets
By Rowenna Davis - 22 June 10:25

Democracies need to get some self-respect.

Valeriegate: a farce that threatens to undermine Hollande
By John Gaffney - 22 June 10:23

The row over Valérie Trierweiler's indiscreet tweet threatens the French president's carefully constructed character.

Merkel speaking in the Bundestag
Leader: It is time for Chancellor Merkel to intervene to save Europe
By New Statesman - 20 June 17:35

For more than two years, Europe’s leaders have delayed and prevaricated as the survival of the single currency has grown ever less certain. “If the euro fails, then Europe fails,” the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said, implying an unconditional commitment to the single currency.

A Spanish coal miner near Leon, northern Spain
Spain: the miners’ rebellion against austerity
By Martin Roberts - 20 June 16:51

The country's 8,000 miners are determined to stop their jobs and communities disappearing.

Baroness Ashton
Cathy Ashton struggles to identify Serbian President
By Caroline Crampton - 18 June 17:25

She demanded an aide accompany her as she didn't "know what he looks like"

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