The NS Interview: Sergei Polonsky, businessman
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March 0:00

“Next time, I’ll bet on something more edible than my tie”

Julian Assange and Europe's Last Dictator
By Kapil Komireddi - 01 March 15:11

The former WikiLeaks chief will moderate a public discussion about Belarus, despite damaging the cau

What Ed Miliband can learn from across the Channel
By Jon Trickett - 01 March 8:08

Hollande is not afraid to take on reactionary, right-wing austerity and challenge the status quo.

Does Cameron's Hollande snub matter?
By George Eaton - 29 February 11:41

A meeting between the PM and the French Socialist was in neither man's interests.

Chart of the day: a divided Union
By George Eaton - 24 February 15:22

EU members feel increasingly unrepresented by their club.

The NS Profile: François Hollande
By Denis MacShane - 23 February 11:54

The French Socialist presidential candidate was once the invisible man of French politics, overshado

Cameron is Sarkozy's friend in need
By Rafael Behr - 22 February 15:20

The Prime Minister really doesn't want a Socialist to win in France and he's not afraid to show it.

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek
By Ece Temelkuran - 17 February 16:32

Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.

Say no to protectionism
By Peter Mandelson - 16 February 8:00

The most important focus for the left should be on equipping people to live in an uncertain economic

Sarkozy sets out his stall
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 February 10:25

The French president will tack right to head off the threat of Marine Le Pen.

Are the ratings agencies doing us a favour?
By Ben Fox - 29 January 12:46

At every stage of this crisis, action has been forced on politicians by the markets.

Leader: Chancellor Merkel’s addiction to austerity threatens the euro
By Staff blogger - 19 January 7:52

The ECB must be empowered to act as a lender of last resort.

Belgrade - beyond the trenches
By George Eaton - 12 January 15:40

A war-scarred place ready for the quiet life.

New Statesman
Christopher Hitchens: The state of Spain
By Christopher Hitchens - 05 January 13:11

Madrid, 1976: Hitchens files a report following the death of Franco.

Russia's post-election protests: a "no" to nihilism
By James Rodgers - 15 December 10:07

Is the country finally starting to believe in something?

Cameron's EU veto: "conspiracy or cock up?"
By Rafael Behr - 12 December 17:16

The PM is confident because his stance is popular. But some MPs are querying whether the whole thing

A show trial on the edge of Europe
By Shaun Walker - 12 December 0:00

The word "Stalinist" is often used without much thought but the court case that ended in Minsk on 30 November was perhaps as close as one could get to a Stalinist spectacle in modern-day Europe.

The summit where everyone lost
By Benjamin Fox - 11 December 17:11

European leaders are claiming victory, but nothing has been resolved. And Britain is in the worst of

Who are the EU rule-breakers?
By George Eaton - 09 December 18:05

Almost every eurozone member, including France and Germany, broke the deficit rules.

NS profile: Elio Di Rupo
By Roeland Termote - 07 December 17:27

The new Belgian PM's adapatability will be vital "for the leader of a nation with a fractured identi

Greeks vs Germans
By Mark Mazower - 06 December 11:58

As austerity bites in the Eurozone, the German press is portraying Greece as profligate – while the

Is this the end of the world as we know it?
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 December 10:32

It's certainly the end of the eurozone as we know it.

Idling towards the apocalypse
By David Selbourne - 28 November 0:00

Even after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians are in little doubt just how bad a state their co

The myth of the Fourth Reich
By Richard J Evans - 24 November 9:52

The spectre of history looms over the eurozone crisis and Germany’s role in it.

Who still thinks Britain should join the euro?
By George Eaton - 21 November 15:23

Ashdown, Heseltine, Blair and others are rallying to the euro's defence.

What if ... Gordon Brown was leading the Eurozone crisis?
By Guy Lodge - 17 November 12:23

The former PM's reputation deserves to be reconsidered in light of Europe's current economic problem

Government of the technocrats, by the technocrats, for the technocrats
By David Skelton - 16 November 15:17

Democracy must not be regarded as merely an optional extra when solving economic problems.

My euro prediction, Olympics travel and another cricketing suicide
By Peter Wilby - 16 November 0:00

Prediction is nearly always dangerous, but here is one that I believe to be absolutely safe. Whatever you read elsewhere, the euro will survive and Greece, Italy, Spain, etc, will remain inside.

Why I'm troubled by Berlusconi's departure
By Richard Morris - 14 November 9:56

If what happened in Italy were repeated here, Peter Mandelson would be prime minister by the end of