Europe has always had its anti-enlightenment side. Northern Ireland graphically presents its extreme manifestation.
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The EU’s strategic ambition must not be just to carve out a niche for itself among the major powers but to reshape global governance.
The military in Myanmar is fully aware of Europe’s response to the killing spree against democracy protesters. It is not impressed.
The Conference on the Future of Europe shouldn’t degenerate into political theatre. Politicians need to listen and give a voice to citizens.
Sheri Berman explores what the Swedish case reveals about strategies to adopt towards right-wing populist parties.
A European wealth tax could be a ‘win-win’ strategy for reducing extreme wealth inequality and funding the recovery from the pandemic.
As with immigration, radical-right and social-democratic parties are unlikely to find common ground on social policy.
Iceland enjoys the general perception of Nordic countries as well-governed democracies. Its oligarchs would prefer that that remain so.
The protocol is a small part of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement but it has enormous implications for both parties. It is imperative they tread with care.
The British Labour Party has had a tortuous time over the last decade. But there are hints of openness towards new solutions to its problems.
Ania Skrzypek spoke to the former Polish president about the crisis in Belarus and the response of the European Union.
With the resurgence of racism and discrimination across Europe, combating it requires urgent action, not just noble words.
With the federal government now perceived as mishandling the pandemic and corruption tainting the CDU, the autumn Bundestag election is one to watch.
For Viktor Orbán, the pandemic has offered an opportunity to undermine the European Union and curry favour with Hungary’s authoritarian allies.
As the UN Commission on the Status of Women convenes, social-democratic ministers for gender equality call on Europe to unite for women’s rights.
Paul Mason finds in the UK’s foreign and defence review a wilful refusal of its natural European engagement.
The right question to ask is not if inequality threatens democracy but which inequalities matter.
The best-governed industrialised countries were better prepared for the pandemic shock. But even the best are not ready for what is to come.