Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
Getting to grips with . . .

Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine?

Western leaders agree harsh economic sanctions as a deterrent to aggression from Moscow
8 Dec 2021
What we know so far about Europe’s biggest Omicron outbreak
A drive-through Covid-19 testing centre in Oslo, Norway
The latest on . . .

What we know so far about Europe’s biggest Omicron outbreak

Christmas party linked to dozens of cases of the new Covid-19 variant in Norwegian capital
8 Dec 2021
The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?
Members of new German coalition
In Brief

The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?

New government expected to be sworn in next week, signalling end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule
2 Dec 2021
Unvaccinated Greeks facing £85 monthly fine
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
In Depth

Unvaccinated Greeks facing £85 monthly fine

Prime minister insists the levy for unjabbed over-60s is ‘health fee’ rather than ‘punishment’
1 Dec 2021
Can Olaf Scholz fill Angela Merkel’s shoes?
Olaf Scholz
In Depth

Can Olaf Scholz fill Angela Merkel’s shoes?

Social Democrat positioned himself as the outgoing chancellor’s ‘natural heir’
26 Nov 2021
Is Norway a climate hypocrite?
Construction in the North Sea
In Depth

Is Norway a climate hypocrite?

The Scandinavian nation has world-beating green credentials – but it is also a fossil fuel giant
25 Nov 2021
Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours
Social Democrat leader and former prime minister Magdalena Andersson
Stranger than fiction

Why Sweden’s first female prime minister lasted just seven hours

Political ‘bulldozer’ hits the skids as Green Party quits governing coalition
25 Nov 2021

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The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve

Experts question claim that Oxford-developed jab has saved Britain from Europe’s high hospitalisation rates
24 Nov 2021
How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests
Demonstrators gather in the Belgian capital Brussels
Global lens

How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests

Tens of thousands rally in violent demonstrations against new Covid-19 restrictions
22 Nov 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus
Migrants inside temporary accommodation in Bruzgi, Belarus
In Depth

Migrant row defeat triggers ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Belarus

Dictator forced to find shelter for tens of thousands of stranded asylum seekers
19 Nov 2021
How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks through Vienna
Global lens

How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated

‘Unprecedented’ measures introduced as country records highest infections in western Europe
17 Nov 2021
Is Bosnia on the brink of war?
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik
In Depth

Is Bosnia on the brink of war?

Democracy is at risk in the Balkan nation, Croatian foreign minister warns
16 Nov 2021
Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?
Anti-lockdown protesters in Berlin last year
In Depth

Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?

Angela Merkel urges faster jab rollout as incidence rate passes 300 for first time
15 Nov 2021
How did World War One end?
World War One, First World War, Armistice
In Depth

How did World War One end?

Duchess of Cornwall marks Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey
11 Nov 2021
Vaccine ‘trust deficit’ driving Eastern European Covid-19 wave
Hospital staff on a Covid-19 ward in Bucharest, Romania
In Depth

Vaccine ‘trust deficit’ driving Eastern European Covid-19 wave

Hospitals overwhelmed as jab scepticism undermines efforts to end pandemic
11 Nov 2021
How Brexit handed a ‘financial boon’ to former Soviet state Estonia
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas
In Depth

How Brexit handed a ‘financial boon’ to former Soviet state Estonia

Around 4,000 companies have set up shop in member state since UK left EU, prime minister says
10 Nov 2021
What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?
Migrants massing on the border between Belarus and Poland
Today’s big question

What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?

Warsaw fears escalation of armed conflict as hundreds of migrants try to enter EU
9 Nov 2021
The post-Brexit fishing dispute explained
Fishing boats in the channel
Getting to grips with . . .

The post-Brexit fishing dispute explained

Johnson insists the UK’s position on licences granted to small French fishing vessels has not changed
4 Nov 2021
The battle to keep China off European university campuses
A student walks through Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
In Depth

The battle to keep China off European university campuses

Chinese institutes come under scrutiny as German publisher claims Xi Jinping is ‘sacrosanct and beyond discussion’
1 Nov 2021
The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France
French fishermen in the Channel
Behind the scenes

The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France

Award licences to skippers not boats to unlock talks, French officials say
29 Oct 2021
German minister ridiculed over ‘Willygate’ dispute
Andy Grote
Stranger than fiction

German minister ridiculed over ‘Willygate’ dispute

Social Democrat Andy Grote’s complaint about offensive tweet triggered police raid
29 Oct 2021
Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU
A Polish border guard stands watch over a group of migrants
In Depth

Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU

Germany and Poland boost border patrols as Minsk hits back at sanctions
22 Oct 2021
What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?
Armed soldiers without identifying insignia stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
Today’s big question

What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?

Government in talks to sell missiles to ​​Kiev in first ever arms deal
21 Oct 2021
Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?
Peter Marki-Zay speaks to supporters after being selected to oppose Viktor Orban
Profile

Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?

Peter Marki-Zay selected to lead unified diverse opposition against strongman leader
20 Oct 2021
What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Global lens

What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc

Rumours of ‘Polexit’ fizzling out – but a ‘dirty remain’ could be worse
19 Oct 2021
The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz
Sebastian Kurz
In Depth

The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz

Corruption scandal forces star of European centre-right out of chancellery – again
19 Oct 2021
‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
Rosary beads on a bible
In Brief

‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church

Landmark report estimates around 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials between 1950 and 2020
14 Oct 2021
Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
Today’s big question

Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?

Brussels offers better-than-expected proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol
14 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack
Police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kongsberg, Norway
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Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack

Suspect appears to have carried out an ‘act of terror’, security services say
14 Oct 2021
Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?
French television pundit and potential presidential candidate Eric Zemmour
Profile

Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?

The ‘new face’ of the far-right is tipped to supplant Marine Le Pen as main threat to Emmanuel Macron
14 Oct 2021
Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election
Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the UN in 2017
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election

President rushed into intensive care following defeat of populist PM Andrej Babis
11 Oct 2021
Poland on a collision course with the EU
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Between the lines

Poland on a collision course with the EU

Constitutional tribunal rules that bloc’s laws are incompatible with national government
8 Oct 2021
Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin
Olaf Scholz
In Brief

Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin

It could be a protracted wait to find out what form Germany’s next government will take
8 Oct 2021
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