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"

Greece: apocalypse postponed?
By George Eaton - 18 June 9:04

The key question is whether Greece can retain the euro and reduce austerity.

With the rise of Syriza and Golden Dawn, Greece's status quo has been forever altered
By Alex Andreou - 18 June 8:45

Greek democracy will never be the same after this turbulent month.

Greece heads to the polls
By Alex Hern - 17 June 13:47

A hair's-breadth victory for the right is predicted, but time will tell.

"Secret polls" show New Democracy leading in Greece
By Alex Hern - 14 June 15:22

Market surges amid rumours of Syriza loss.

New Statesman
Trouble for Hollande from the Right and the Left
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 11 June 17:57

On yesterday's French legislative elections.

Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik.
To prove Breivik's sanity, they rolled out the crazies
By Mark Lewis - 11 June 11:25

A deft piece of courtroom theatre in the Breivik trial.

Chancellor George Osborne leaves Number 11 Downing Street.
Why the UK moved closer to the EU exit today
By George Eaton - 07 June 17:10

If Osborne fails to secure "safeguards" for the City of London, Britain's membership will be in doubt.

Golden Dawn party members march on parliament.
Video: Golden Dawn spokesman attacks left-wing politicians on live TV
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 9:55

Far-right politician faces arrest after assault of Communist Party member on talk-show.

David Cameron chats with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Leader: The Owen referendum plan on Europe is the right one
By New Statesman - 06 June 17:09

Britain's place in Europe needs to be resolved.

Demonstrators crowd around the euro logo in front of the European Central Bank
Labour must align with the British people on Europe before it’s too late
By David Owen - 06 June 14:00

The party must take a position on a referendum now.

French President François Hollande meets with Barack Obama
French foreign policy: so far, François, So good
By John Gaffney - 31 May 11:11

On foreign policy, the French president is proving skilful and radical.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court.
Julian Assange loses extradition appeal
By George Eaton - 30 May 9:36

WikiLeaks founder will return to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault.

New Statesman
Exploding the myth of the feckless, lazy Greeks
By Alex Andreou - 18 May 12:03

Stereotypes and untruths are everywhere, but this economic crisis is not self-inflicted.

Spanish borrowing costs to rise
By New Statesman - 17 May 8:59

Fears of a Greek exit push costs higher.

New Statesman
Europe’s endgame
By Rafael Behr - 16 May 16:10

Within a decade, Britain will hold a referendum on membership of the European Union – and the Yes ca

Hollande is sworn in as President
France: Hollande is sworn in as President
By Harriet Williams - 15 May 12:56

He is the first Socialist to hold the role in twenty years.

German economy edges out of recession
By New Statesman - 15 May 8:29

0.5 per cent growth recorded in the first quarter.

Francois Hollande.
Cameron will regret his snub
By Denis MacShane - 09 May 14:59

In 1981, I was there at la Bastille as François Mitterrand won control of the Élysée after 25 years of unbroken right-wing rule.

Marine Le Pen.
Sarkozy’s loss is the far right’s gain
By Andrew Hussey - 09 May 14:52

As the polls began to close at about seven o’clock on Sunday evening, there was a distinctly weird atmosphere in the streets of Paris. It was about then that you could sense François Hollande had made it at last.