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Protesters in both countries fight for vastly different causes, yet have been faced with similar experiences of police’s tear gas, grenades and rubber bullet guns.
The scale of discontent against the French president means even the summer provides no respite.
In an attempt to reinforce his anti-establishment credentials, Matteo Salvini continues to flirt with neo-fascist street movements like CasaPound.
Social groups who rarely cross paths are rediscovering the true meaning of fraternity.
Swedish activist Patrik Hermansson on how he went undercover to expose hatred and resist the alt-right's march towards the mainstream.
These places honour the history of the migrant spirit. I wouldn’t have existed to read that unlikely graffiti without it.
Dante’s poem about a pilgrim who journeys from hell to reach paradise has much to teach contemporary Italy about how it treats immigrants.
Accusations of bribery and attacks on central bank independence are testing the sincerity of the president’s pledge to end corruption.
Christophe Guilluy writes from the left but has been acclaimed by the right. He believes that France, with its citadels of globalised wealth, is becoming like America but reserves his greatest contempt for bohemian liberals.
The English cheerily render “British” anything that isn’t nailed down, like countries, museum treasures and, latterly, Irish celebs.
With Johnson in office, the only certainty for EU citizens is how uncertain their future is.