European Union

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

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‘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
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
How a trade deal is negotiated
Boris Johnson and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in rose garden
Getting to grips with . . .

How a trade deal is negotiated

Clear priorities and realism are essential to avoid 'sausage trade war' scenarios
28 Jun 2021
‘There will be a cost if the west no longer uses troops to overthrow tyrants’
US troops of the 82nd Airborne Division question Afghan men in Kabul, Afghanistan
Instant Opinion

‘There will be a cost if the west no longer uses troops to overthrow tyrants’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
24 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
‘It’s perverse to claim ‘white privilege’ discourse is holding back working class boys’
Children sitting on the floor in a classroom.
Instant Opinion

‘It’s perverse to claim ‘white privilege’ discourse is holding back working class boys’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
23 Jun 2021
‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’
Dido Harding
Instant Opinion

‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Jun 2021
‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’
Daniel Morgan
Instant Opinion

‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 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
Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?
Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Today’s big question

Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?

President suggests ‘inflaming’ tensions in Brexit customs row could threaten UK-US trade deal
10 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
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
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
The latest on . . .

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
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
‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’
French fishing boats protest in St Helier harbour, Jersey
Instant Opinion

‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 May 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
The latest on . . .

EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021
How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor
A superyacht in the Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta
In Depth

How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor

Applicants leave homes empty while claiming ‘genuine link’ for EU passport
23 Apr 2021
EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
The latest on . . .

EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses

Ireland’s health minister confirms that Brussels is considering a possible lawsuit over delivery shortfall
22 Apr 2021
The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk
Vladimir Putin pictured in March
Behind the scenes

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk

Russia facing EU sanctions as 450,000 Alexei Navalny supporters prepare to hit nation’s streets
19 Apr 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Mar 2021
EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?
Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?

The EU’s proposed new export rules could affect vaccine supply to the UK
25 Mar 2021
‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
Instant Opinion

‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Mar 2021
The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe
Medical staff treat a Covid patient in Rome, Italy
Getting to grips with . . .

The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe

Fresh lockdown measures imposed across continent as mutant Covid strains cause spike in infections
24 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021
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