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
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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
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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

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Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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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
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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
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
Alpinists walk on the Mont-Blanc Massif in the French Alps
Getting to grips with . . .

Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships
MSC Orchestra departs Venice
In Depth

Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships

Arrival of 92,000-tonne MSC Orchestra reignites row about hosting mega vessels
15 Jun 2021
How Marbella became the drugs capital of the world
Marbella
In Depth

How Marbella became the drugs capital of the world

Marbella has become a ‘United Nations of crime’ – and violent gangsters have come with it. Nacho Carretero and Arturo Lezcano investigate
11 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic
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Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic

Why won’t the Pentagon fly the flag for gay pride? What led Denmark to deport Syrian refugees? And how do birds see through magicians’ tricks?
11 Jun 2021
Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’
Parisians return to alfresco dining as restrictions are relaxed
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’

UN agency warns vaccination coverage ‘far from sufficient’ to protect region from Delta variant
11 Jun 2021
How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU
European Council President Charles Michel greets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU

New study finds that vaccine chaos and other failures in coronavirus response have eroded public trust
10 Jun 2021
Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home
Ratko Mladic during an appearance at The Hague in 2017
In Depth

Why war criminal Ratko Mladic still has hero status at home

Mothers of Srebrenica hail ‘historic day’ as ex-Bosnian Serb commander sentenced to life in jail
9 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass announces the deal with the Namibian government
In Depth

Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer

Ethnic leaders are demanding €440bn in reparations for killing of up to 75,000 people
4 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
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Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’
Alexander Lukashenko
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Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’

European foreign ministers mulling economic action after Ryanair plane ‘hijacking’
28 May 2021
Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row
Alexander Lukashenko
In Depth

Russia ‘wary’ of defending ally Belarus amid plane hijack row

Moscow on defensive as EU threatens economic sanctions against Minsk
26 May 2021
Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?
Ryanair diverted plane
Today’s big question

Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?

Calls for sanctions after President Alexander Lukashenko diverts plane to arrest journalist
24 May 2021
Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco
Spanish Civil guards approach a migrant in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta
In Depth

Why migrants are surging on Spain’s southern border with Morocco

Rabat scales back border protections in retaliation over long-running Saharan dispute
19 May 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
Podcast

France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
Napoleon’s contested legacy
The bronze statue of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris
In Brief

Napoleon’s contested legacy

Two hundred years after the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, a bitter debate is still raging in France over his place in its history
14 May 2021
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