The arguments for and against an EU army
Ursula von der Leyen and Emmanuel Macron
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

Ursula von der Leyen calls for bloc to become ‘part of the solution’ through military force
17 Sep 2021
What Merkel’s departure means for the EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

What Merkel’s departure means for the EU

Survey suggests Europeans want German chancellor’s replacement to ditch consensus-building approach
15 Sep 2021
Michel Barnier: from Europhile Brexit negotiator to Eurosceptic presidential candidate
Michel Barnier
Profile

Michel Barnier: from Europhile Brexit negotiator to Eurosceptic presidential candidate

Ex-colleagues ‘stunned’ by former EU hardliner’s pitch to replace Emmanuel Macron as French leader
10 Sep 2021
Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion
Abba on stage
In Brief

Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion

From next May, digital avatars of the foursome will be performing concerts in east London
10 Sep 2021
‘Not an easily likeable object’: what the critics are saying about the Humboldt Forum
The Humboldt Forum
In Review

‘Not an easily likeable object’: what the critics are saying about the Humboldt Forum

The ‘massive’ €800m museum complex is designed to house Berlin’s vast holdings of non-European art
9 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
The latest on . . .

French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Everything we know about the deadly North Macedonia hospital fire
Firefighters and police attend the scene in Tetovo, North Macedonia
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything we know about the deadly North Macedonia hospital fire

At least 10 people dead following blaze at temporary medical facility
9 Sep 2021

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Explained: why Rome is sinking
A sinkhole swallows cars in Rome in 2018
In Depth

Explained: why Rome is sinking

Italian capital has been declared the ‘sinkhole capital of Europe’
7 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021
Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?
Afghan refugees queue to board a US military plane
Today’s big question

Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?

UK government forced to ‘overhaul system’ as resettlement plans begin to draw criticism
2 Sep 2021
Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?
SPD leader Olaf Scholz with CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?

Surge in support for centre-left party could make Olaf Scholz chancellor
25 Aug 2021
French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 
A firefighting helicopter flies above a wildfire near the Château des Bertrands winery in the Var region of Provence, France 
In Depth

French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 

Rosé wine-growing areas in Provence were devastated by the blaze
24 Aug 2021
What we know about the Berlin embassy spy
The British embassy in Berlin
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Berlin embassy spy

Ministers under pressure to explain how private contractor was given security job
13 Aug 2021
Olympic sprinters and Ryanair planes: Belarus’s war on dissidents
A tribute to Vitaly Shishov
In Brief

Olympic sprinters and Ryanair planes: Belarus’s war on dissidents

For thousands of Belarusians living in exile, the message is chillingly clear: ‘no one is safe’
13 Aug 2021
Thousands flee as ‘apocalyptic’ Greek fires intensify
Greece wildfires
In Depth

Thousands flee as ‘apocalyptic’ Greek fires intensify

British firefighters deployed to Greece to help battle devastating blaze threatening capital city
9 Aug 2021
100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to face trial
Visitors at the entrance of Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp
In Depth

100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to face trial

Centenarian up in court on ‘thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder’
3 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (left) alongside Beth Dobbin of Team GB
In Depth

Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrives at Polish embassy after being seized by officials from her own country
2 Aug 2021
Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists
Border Force staff
Behind the scenes

Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists

Ministers reportedly feared that Covid-19 measure was hobbling the economy
28 Jul 2021
Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks
Anti-vaccination sign at protest
Getting to grips with . . .

Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks

Angela Merkel urges population to get vaccinated as Emmanuel Macron’s latest move sparks protests
23 Jul 2021
Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
Behind the scenes

Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
Spain criminalises support for Franco
Girl performs fascist salute during rally marking anniversary of Francisco Franco’s death
In Depth

Spain criminalises support for Franco

New legislation includes fines of up to €150,000 for ‘glorifying’ the dictator and Spanish Civil War
22 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?
David Frost and Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?

Brexit deal fallout risks ‘being felt in the fabric of our union’, warns Frost
21 Jul 2021
Why a migrant hunger strike could bring down Belgium’s government
Medics evacuate a hunger striker from St John the Baptist church at the Béguinage in Brussels
In Depth

Why a migrant hunger strike could bring down Belgium’s government

Some protesters reportedly close to death as Brussels continues to refuse pleas for formal residency
21 Jul 2021
Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’
Armin Laschet speaks to reporters during a visit to Erftstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia
In Brief

Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’

Catastrophic extreme weather may hand boost to rival Green Party campaign
19 Jul 2021
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

Month-long wait for Indian-made jabs to be approved on the continent
15 Jul 2021
Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?
Journalist Peter R de Vries (seated far left) at a press conference in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?

Award-winning underworld reporter in serious condition after Amsterdam attack
7 Jul 2021
Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini pictured in 2018
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback

Parties from 15 member states combine to challenge Brussels ‘superstate’
5 Jul 2021
How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
In Depth

How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary

European leaders vow to bring the nation ‘to its knees’ over civil rights crackdown
29 Jun 2021
What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen
Emmanuel Macron during the European Social Summit in May
In Depth

What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen

Success of centre-right parties suggests upcoming presidential contest may not be two-horse race
28 Jun 2021
Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin
Getting to grips with . . .

Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron leading push to reset EU relations with Moscow
24 Jun 2021
Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?
Tourists visit a Greek beach
Today’s big question

Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?

Angela Merkel calls for all EU nations to impose quarantine on British visitors
24 Jun 2021
Will Catalan pardons calm Spanish tensions?
Pro-independence supporters gather in Barcelona in 2018 on the first anniversary of the referendum
In Depth

Will Catalan pardons calm Spanish tensions?

Spanish PM hoping to create ‘spirit of dialogue’ as separatist leaders vow to fight on
22 Jun 2021
Far-right Belgian anti-vaccination soldier found dead
Armed soldiers take part in the search for Jurgen Conings
Profile

Far-right Belgian anti-vaccination soldier found dead

Fugitive extremist sparked manhunt after threat to kill high-profile virologist
21 Jun 2021
Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?
Macron
In Brief

Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?

Last week, a protester grabbed the French president by his arm with one hand and slapped him in the face with the other
17 Jun 2021
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