There are indications that people are ready to kick back against Putin.
Hardline deficit hawks sometimes make surprising moves.
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?
Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo had accompanied activists on supermarket raids where food was distributed to the poor.
Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.
It's not just a 0.2 per cent Robin Hood tax which Hollande introduced.
The city remains, for the moment, admirably wild.
The punk band are on trial because of who they are, not what they did.
Serbia's new president is reviving the language of break-up and partition.
The French Socialist leader is a throwback, not a pioneer.
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
Don't judge a book by its cover, but maybe judge a champagne by its bottle.
The suspension of the old law created a "dangerous void".
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.
Outside Europe, Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland”, warns the president of the European Commission.
While more than a million Britons live in the EU, Cameron's immigrant-bashing rhetoric rings hollow.
An interview with Paddy Ashdown leaves Antonia Quirke desperate for a bite.
The EU's triumph on mobile charges shows how the union benefits consumers.
Talking about an EU referendum now is the wrong thing, at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.
Was a German court justified in interfering with centuries of religious tradition?
Mehdi Hasan’s article in last week’s New Statesman made headlines across the German media – but for all the wrong reasons.
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?
Either way one of our sacred cows has to be slain.
Nato should assist Greece in reducing its military expenditure by guaranteeing its security.
Democracies need to get some self-respect.
The row over Valérie Trierweiler's indiscreet tweet threatens the French president's carefully constructed character.
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.
The country's 8,000 miners are determined to stop their jobs and communities disappearing.
She demanded an aide accompany her as she didn't "know what he looks like"