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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

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