U2's Bono writes that Africa should be at the centre of political leader's thoughts at the latest G20 foreign minister's summit and the Munich security conference this coming week.
Kosovo leaders will raise a glass to celebrate their achievements from nine years of independence this Friday, but many of their people will not cheer along with them.
Tested in Estonia and tried in Georgia, Russia's cyber arsenal is now pointing not just at Ukraine but at the very heart of Europe.
News in Brief
- Poland rejects EU criticism of court changes
- German nationalist leader met with Putin allies in Moscow
- German housing market overheated, says Bundesbank
- France invites three EU leaders for Versailles summit in March
- Greece agrees on new bailout reforms
- EU commission denies Juncker resignation rumour
- US "strongly committed" to cooperation with EU, says vice-president
- Wilders pulls out of second Dutch election TV debate
Instead of injecting billions into financial markets with no significant effect on growth and unemployment, the bank could stimulate the economy by distributing new money into Europeans' bank accounts
Developments in Washington only serve to highlight the need for positive action in the face of an overtly nationalistic and anti-rights form of populism.
Politicians have a duty to their citizens to inform them about migration and to combat the wave of hearsay and fear.
The EU-Canada trade deal, which is to be voted on in the European Parliament next week, cements the inequalities, political exclusion and favours to corporations that feed far-right groups in Europe.
Column / Crude World
The European Commission should provide a thorough impact assessment of Nord Stream 2, a project that appears to go against all of its Energy Union objectives.
Deepening engagement with Aliyev’s government, without first securing concrete human rights improvements, tells the world the EU does not care about its own values.
As Donald Trump turns America in on itself, China has emerged as the new global star. But the world should turn to the EU instead.
Column / Brexit Briefing
Theresa May came away from her meeting with Donald Trump bearing the promise of a future UK-US trade pact. The pledge was rich in symbolism, but not much else.
The EU rightly condemned Trump's bar on refugees from Syria, but the bloc has already built its own invisible wall against asylum seekers.
The two leaders, who meet later this week, are at the centre of a new radicalism that threatens the EU.
Europe needs to act urgently to ensure refugees’ basic human rights are being respected; we can’t ignore what is stated in every international and European convention.
On this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is time to recommit to a politics of solidarity, anti-racism and inclusion that crosses borders.
There's still hope that the US will avoid the slide into authoritarianism that Poland has suffered. Here's a guide to surviving authoritarianism.
The European Central Bank's ultra easy monetary policy is not working, with greater transparency needed into the bank's decision-making process.
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- Sweden fights back as foreign leaders make up bad news
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Column / Brexit Briefing
The UK court ruling on Brexit offers little hope for Remainers who want to overturn the referendum and leaves the opposition Labour party as divided as ever.
Europe's commitment to fighting global corruption will not be complete without doing more to stop the corruption that runs rampant in much of the world's tropical logging industry.
Europeans often like the American people more than they like American foreign policy and US presidents. But the Trump presidency could win favour among Europe’s growing swell of populists.
European policy-makers are increasingly talking about emulating Australia's offshore asylum system, but that system is morally bankrupt, prohibitively expensive and politically disastrous.
Column / Brexit Briefing
For at least a generation, British politicians have put economic growth at the front and centre of their manifestos. Not any more.
New German laws on deleting fake news risk accusations of censorship and further loss of trust in the establishment.
EU leaders must pay special attention to the concerns of its citizens if it is to thrive in a time of waning faith in the project.
Poland is entering a period of rule by PiS decree, with street protests, foreign pressure, and regime infighting left as the only hopes for rule of law writes Maciej Kisilowski.
Analysts have been keen to bundle together the election of Donald Trump in the US and the rise of right-wing populists in Europe. Pew research suggests this is premature.
Local authorities and NGOs have a wealth of experience and knowledge in migration and asylum issues. EU institutions should draw on these resources.
Hungarian authorities are allowing a network of political and paramilitary groups with links to the far-right Jobbik to flourish and develop close links with Russia and with counterparts in other countries.
China and the EU must be committed to deepen cultural understanding, foster mutual respect and willingness to work together.
Column / Rem@rk@ble
Contrary to received digital strategy wisdom, sometimes boring is better when it comes to leaders' communication.
Germany should not harbouring illusions of exceptionalism, but should craft its politics with foresight and in close contact with its European partners.
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- Deadliest Winter for Migrant Children Crossing the Central Mediterranean
- Gaza Staff Member Pleads Not Guilty
- Nordic Region First to Consider Complete Ban on Microplastics in Cosmetics
- Why the West 'Failed to Understand' Turkey
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony
- Catalan Independence Referendum: A Matter of Democracy
- Kyrgyzstan: No Justice for Human Rights Defender Azimjan Askarov
- The Influence of Turkish Politics in Europe After the Coup Attempt
- EU Urged to Do Better Ahead of Helsinki Conference on Syria
- EU States to Join Pope Francis’s Appeal to Care for Migrant Children