On International Day Against Homophobia, official Russia now demarcates itself very firmly on the other global side.
Putin’s Victory Day pitch for more military recruits is unlikely to encourage men to enlist in the army.
Why it remains worthwhile to listen to the embattled French president, Emmanuel Macron—and why not.
In the context of the Ukraine war, Russia is scaling back the May 9th Victory Day celebrations, amid fear of popular protests.
Ordinary Russians are unable to protest against the Ukraine war. But evidence of covert resistance is everywhere.
Eszter Kováts writes that censoriousness is not the way to deal with legitimate concerns about social-justice claims.
Trade unions in Sweden want a more equitable tax system, where companies compete on quality, not tax minimisation.
Outsourcing asylum to African countries is a terrible idea—there are alternatives.
The EU should suspend trade preferences for Myanmar and end support for projects under the military regime.
On the anniversary of the imprisonment of Belarus’ union leadership, Europe must renew efforts for the release of political prisoners.
Radical-right parties are transforming the welfare state, recreating a moral separation between the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’.
We need to find ways, Jan Zielonka writes, to ensure that ‘fast’ democracy is not ‘junk’ democracy.
Since 1975 feminists have helped establish new international frameworks. Success inadvertently sowed the seeds of populist campaigns.
Sanna Marin is the right person to preside over the European Council. But would she want to?
As an ally to both, the European Union can facilitate their mutual understanding and engagement.
The scale of the crises Europe faces requires not only a raising of the policy stakes but a restructuring of its governance.
Whether Russia’s president ever ends up in handcuffs, the International Criminal Court’s indictment is a big step in the right direction.
The Austrian social democrats are heading into a leadership contest, Robert Misik writes. For the SPÖ it could get bumpy.
The west’s focus on the war in Ukraine risks a geopolitically counterproductive neglect of the urgent problems of the global south.
Europe’s relations with Africa and Asia are on the brink of collapse, and Russia is benefiting.
With a tenth general strike in France against the pension reform, an exit is needed from decrees and street clashes towards negotiated governance.