Politics
28 August 2008
Many people are afraid of Russia, and with good reason. Bloodthirsty Cossacks left scars across eastern Europe. So, too...
International Politics
11 October 2007
Anyone who has visited a Catholic church in Britain recently will be aware of the Polish enthusiasm for prayer. The...
Politics
21 May 2007
It was a long, dusty summer. Three years ago, I embarked on a car journey down the eastern border of the European Union...
International Politics
19 March 2007
The Frenchman leaned across to the German and broke the news softly. "I am thinking of my two sons - they're 18 and 20...
Politics
18 December 2006
There are many inaccurate stereotypes of Germany and Germans, but the worst is surely that the country has a longing, a...
Politics
02 October 2006
In recent days, foreign correspondents have been expanding their knowledge of Hungarian. Szar, we learn, means shit,...
Politics
24 July 2006
Forget Adidas, Budweiser and McDonald's. The true winner of the World Cup was not a cor porate sponsor, not sinister...
Human Rights
20 February 2006
David Irving is going to wear his blue pinstriped Savile Row suit to his trial in Vienna on Monday. Britain's most...
Politics
25 July 2005
Helmut Kohl, with typical oafishness, used to call Angela Merkel "das Madchen" - the Girl, his girl, his discovery. It...
Politics
13 June 2005
European politicians used to be pilots. Think of Robert Schuman and Jean Monnet. Today, a friend in the German foreign...