Representatives in the Russian parliament, the Duma, have long been unpopular. Yet President Putin is immune to voter's discontent.
Laurie Penny reports from a refugee centre in Berlin.
Anna Grodzka discusses the future of the euro, the Polish left, and her autobiography describing her gender transition.
Antonia Costa's socialists face an unpalatable choice: grand coalition with the right, or cohabitation with die-hard communists on the left.
In the wake of the re-election of Alexis Tsipras, Thomas Piketty answers questions on what happens next.
Syriza have won the Greek election with 35 per cent of the vote.
The Islington North MP's first week as Labour leader hasn't gone as planned, but his position will improve.
The image of a drowned child is not a successful way of satirising western capitalist decadence.
When the lights go out, and the word “refugee” once again becomes unpopular, unsexy and uninteresting, what will happen then?
This week's First Thoughts from the New Statesman's former editor.
By refusing to join the EU resettlement programme, the Prime Minister has also undermined attempts to achieve a balanced, continent-wide approach.
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