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Is France’s far-right a threat to the EU?
Marine Le Pen
Podcasts

Is France’s far-right a threat to the EU?

Recent election results ‘cemented’ status of Marine Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party as ‘mainstream’ opposition
29 Jun 2022
‘Boris Johnson measures success in biceps rather than brain power’
Boris Johnson with G7 leaders
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson measures success in biceps rather than brain power’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Jun 2022
Will Ukraine join the EU?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference in Kyiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Ukraine join the EU?

Kyiv has long coveted membership as it seeks to ‘escape the yoke of Russian colonialism’
23 Jun 2022
Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained
Viktor Orbán addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest, Hungary
Between the lines

Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained

Hungary ends Covid crisis measures – and ushers in new ones over Russia’s invasion
26 May 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?
Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill
Today’s big question

Northern Ireland Protocol: is there hope for a ‘landing zone’?

Boris Johnson visits Belfast in a bid to end political deadlock
16 May 2022
Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’
Emmanuel Macron outlines his vision for a new European organisation during a speech in Strasbourg
Between the lines

Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’

French president suggests member nations could include UK and Ukraine
10 May 2022
The countries most reliant on Russian gas
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has backed a move away from Russian gas
Fact file

The countries most reliant on Russian gas

EU energy ministers hold crisis talks after Moscow starts cutting supplies
3 May 2022

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How to renew a UK passport
Blue and burgundy UK passports
In Depth

How to renew a UK passport

Ten-week target for processing new passports is being repeatedly missed
26 Apr 2022
The arguments for and against an EU army
Troops outside the EU parliament in Strasbourg
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

President Macron wants self-determination for the bloc but some fear operational headaches
29 Mar 2022
‘Indulging oligarchs has settled into deep groupthink’
Chester Square, London
Instant Opinion

‘Indulging oligarchs has settled into deep groupthink’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
7 Mar 2022
Is the EU out of step with voters on Russia?
Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev
Between the lines

Is the EU out of step with voters on Russia?

Poll suggests Europeans want the bloc and Nato to fight alongside Kiev in confrontation with Moscow
9 Feb 2022
Could conflict in Ukraine trigger European refugee crisis?
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Svitlodarsk, Ukraine
Today’s big question

Could conflict in Ukraine trigger European refugee crisis?

Nations including UK warned to brace for influx of millions of Ukrainians if Russia attacks
1 Feb 2022
The real reason for China’s trade war on Lithuania
A sign outside the Taiwanese representative office in Vilnius, Lithuania
In Depth

The real reason for China’s trade war on Lithuania

Baltic country’s foreign minister says Beijing is deploying ‘weapon of economic destruction’
18 Jan 2022
David Sassoli: the European parliament president dead at 65
European Parliament President David Sassoli
Profile

David Sassoli: the European parliament president dead at 65

Journalist turned senior EU figure passed away after brief hospitalisation
11 Jan 2022
What Europe is doing to contain Omicron
A child is swabbed during a Covid test in Northern Jutland, Denmark
In Depth

What Europe is doing to contain Omicron

Surging cases in handful of countries including UK serve as ‘warning’ to rest of the continent
16 Dec 2021
‘The future of UK-EU relations depends on the fate of Boris Johnson’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘The future of UK-EU relations depends on the fate of Boris Johnson’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
15 Dec 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
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
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
‘Boris Johnson’s real danger is sat behind him’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s real danger is sat behind him’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 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
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
‘Educated girls can heal economies and heal the planet’
Afghan girls selling water at Nadir Khan hilltop in Kabul
Instant Opinion

‘Educated girls can heal economies and heal the planet’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
21 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
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
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
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July
A traveller walks through an airport
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 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
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
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
‘We are undertaking a mass experiment that could undo the gains made through vaccines’
Boris Johnson touching elbows with a member of the public at a hospital
Instant Opinion

‘We are undertaking a mass experiment that could undo the gains made through vaccines’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Jul 2021
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