Europe

A balancing act for the French finance minister who switched parties to work with Emmanuel Macron
Economist - one year ago
A balancing act for the French finance minister who switched parties to work with Emmanuel Macron
Economist - one year ago
TURKEY’S right-wing nationalists have seldom had it so good. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embraced their main causes, bombin
Economist - one year ago
Le Maire the transformerLESS than two years ago, Bruno Le Maire was an outsider in the race for France’s centre-right Republican presidential nomina
Economist - one year ago
You might assume that the huge inflow of asylum-seekers since 2015 has made Europe more xenophobic. Opinion polls tell a more nuanced story. In Novemb
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FOR Romania’s corrupt politicians, Laura Kovesi has been a nightmare. Appointed chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in 2013, the
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IF GEORGE W. BUSH once famously looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and saw his soul, Donald Trump, when he met the Russian president in Helsinki on July
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TO WAKE up in an Airbnb apartment can be briefly disorientating. Where are you? The brushed steel, the exposed lightbulbs, the mid-century furnishings
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Time for Franco to goRATHER than a war memorial, it is a monument to a victory. Francisco Franco, whose military rebellion against a turbulent parliam
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You might assume that the huge inflow of asylum-seekers since 2015 has made Europe more xenophobic. Opinion polls tell a more nuanced story. In Novemb
Economist - one year ago
WHEN Emmanuel Macron was a child, growing up in the northern French town of Amiens, he was a fervent supporter of a southern club, Olympique de Marsei
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THE summit had yet to finish when Vladimir Putin decided to split. That was in the autumn of 2014: war was raging in eastern Ukraine, the Group of 20
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FOOTBALLERS as soldiers of the nation, violence in the stands that heralded war, outrageous corruption and fans belting out fascistic slogans: Croatia
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It was a black oneTHE trilling of spokes, cyclists rounding the bend in unison: no, this is not the Tour de France. It is the new underground bicycle
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Scholz may have a planFOLLOWING a dismal campaign, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) fell to their lowest post-war result in Germany’s general
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A YEAR ago, as a young freshly elected president eager to look the part, Emmanuel Macron summoned a joint sitting of both houses of parliament in the
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IN 2016 the election of an American president with a wilful disregard for the truth inspired some observers to return to “On Bullshit”, a monograp
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It could have been worseDONALD TRUMP’S bark may be worse than his bite, but the bark is a very nasty sound. America’s NATO allies were left with t
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 THERE were moments when a gathering of western Balkan leaders in London on July 9th and 10th seemed like a scene from one of the “Carry On” film
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SO INGRAINED is the dream of the “posto fisso” in Italian culture, that the highest-grossing film of 2016 was a comedy about a man who stops at no
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