OPINION: Anti health passport protests will continue in France, but this is not a new ‘yellow vest’ moment
France

OPINION: Anti health passport protests will continue in France, but this is not a new ‘yellow vest’ moment

Tens of thousands of people have been protesting against health passports in France -John Lichfield examines who they are, what their complaints are and whether this is the beginning of a new anti-government 'yellow vest' moment.

Provence, Brittany, Corsica – where the French government is holidaying this year
France

Provence, Brittany, Corsica – where the French government is holidaying this year

EXPLAINED: Who can vote in German elections
Germany

EXPLAINED: Who can vote in German elections

French parliament agrees to adopt health passports law
France

French parliament agrees to adopt health passports law

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster
Germany

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster

Ted Kennedy widow Victoria named as Austria’s US ambassador
Austria

Ted Kennedy widow Victoria named as Austria’s US ambassador

Macron calls national security meeting over claims of Pegasus spyware in France
France

Macron calls national security meeting over claims of Pegasus spyware in France

Macron and 15 French ministers’ phone numbers on Pegasus spyware list, reports say
France

Macron and 15 French ministers’ phone numbers on Pegasus spyware list, reports say

UK government to give France €62 million to tackle illegal Channel crossings
France

UK government to give France €62 million to tackle illegal Channel crossings

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Spain inches ahead with pension reform
Spain

Spain inches ahead with pension reform

French justice minister charged over conflict of interest
France

French justice minister charged over conflict of interest

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign
Germany

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

‘Spain’s stay-at-home lockdown in March 2020 was unconstitutional’, top court rules
Spain

‘Spain’s stay-at-home lockdown in March 2020 was unconstitutional’, top court rules

Protests in France over health passport – but 3 million vaccine appointments booked since Macron’s announcement
France

Protests in France over health passport – but 3 million vaccine appointments booked since Macron’s announcement

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany
Germany

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany

Polling dates confirmed for France’s hotly-contested 2022 presidential election
France

Polling dates confirmed for France’s hotly-contested 2022 presidential election

Zan bill: What is Italy’s proposed anti-homophobia law and why is it controversial?
Italy

Zan bill: What is Italy’s proposed anti-homophobia law and why is it controversial?

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign
Germany

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign

Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister
Germany

Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?
France

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Spanish PM reshuffles government
Spain

Spanish PM reshuffles government

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government

Macron to give TV address to France on Monday
France

Macron to give TV address to France on Monday

Austria ex-vice-chancellor’s corruption trial adjourned
Austria

Austria ex-vice-chancellor’s corruption trial adjourned

VIDEO: Russian fighter jet alarm interrupts Spain PM’s press briefing
Spain

VIDEO: Russian fighter jet alarm interrupts Spain PM’s press briefing

OPINION: Why can’t foreign media see past Sweden’s far-right?
Sweden

OPINION: Why can’t foreign media see past Sweden’s far-right?

How big is the divide between eastern and western German states?
Germany

How big is the divide between eastern and western German states?

French economy grows with surge in business activity as country reopens
France

French economy grows with surge in business activity as country reopens

Veggie meals to cable cars – changing the face of Lyon
France

Veggie meals to cable cars – changing the face of Lyon

‘Alarming’: Austria passes heavily criticised terrorism law
Austria

‘Alarming’: Austria passes heavily criticised terrorism law

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister
Sweden

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister

‘Make Germany together’? How Merkel’s CDU missed the mark on election campaign launch
Germany

‘Make Germany together’? How Merkel’s CDU missed the mark on election campaign launch

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out

French Senate blocks adding climate change commitment to country’s constitution
France

French Senate blocks adding climate change commitment to country’s constitution

Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?
Germany

Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?

Corruption trial begins for Austria’s former far-right leader
Austria

Corruption trial begins for Austria’s former far-right leader

Paris vows to clean up ‘trashed city’ after wave of criticism
France

Paris vows to clean up ‘trashed city’ after wave of criticism

‘Ibizagate’: What you need to know about the Austrian political corruption scandal
Austria

‘Ibizagate’: What you need to know about the Austrian political corruption scandal

Macron to restart discussions over France’s controversial pension reforms
France

Macron to restart discussions over France’s controversial pension reforms

Swedish parliament to vote on Stefan Löfven as prime minister

Swedish parliament to vote on Stefan Löfven as prime minister

Why the next vote on a Swedish PM will have such thin margins
Sweden

Why the next vote on a Swedish PM will have such thin margins

Stefan Löfven faces deadline to form viable government coalition

Stefan Löfven faces deadline to form viable government coalition

‘Combative’ Le Pen re-elected as head of France’s far-right
France

‘Combative’ Le Pen re-elected as head of France’s far-right

Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved
Sweden

Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved

French parliament set to debate making Covid vaccine compulsory for healthworkers
France

French parliament set to debate making Covid vaccine compulsory for healthworkers

German Greens’ candidate defends herself against plagiarism claim
Germany

German Greens’ candidate defends herself against plagiarism claim

Four scenarios: Who is most likely to be Sweden’s next Prime Minister?

Four scenarios: Who is most likely to be Sweden’s next Prime Minister?

Police search French ministry of justice in probe against minister
France

Police search French ministry of justice in probe against minister

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven given chance to form a government after opposition leader abandons bid
Sweden

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven given chance to form a government after opposition leader abandons bid

France doubles its paternity leave allowance
France

France doubles its paternity leave allowance

How does a transitional government work in Sweden? 
Sweden

How does a transitional government work in Sweden? 

Spain will ‘never’ allow independence vote in Catalonia: PM
Spain

Spain will ‘never’ allow independence vote in Catalonia: PM

Swedish opposition leader Ulf Kristersson tasked with trying to form a government
Sweden

Swedish opposition leader Ulf Kristersson tasked with trying to form a government

France no longer has the highest taxes in the EU
France

France no longer has the highest taxes in the EU

Sweden’s political crisis: Your questions answered
Sweden

Sweden’s political crisis: Your questions answered

EXPLAINED: Who are Sweden’s party leaders and what do they want?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: Who are Sweden’s party leaders and what do they want?

French parliament finally passes bill allowing IVF to lesbian couples and single women
France

French parliament finally passes bill allowing IVF to lesbian couples and single women

EXPLAINED: Why has ‘green’ Denmark just agreed nine motorway projects?
Denmark

EXPLAINED: Why has ‘green’ Denmark just agreed nine motorway projects?

OPINION: The winner of France’s elections was neither Macron nor Le Pen, but apathy
France

OPINION: The winner of France’s elections was neither Macron nor Le Pen, but apathy

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda

Swedish PM resigns: What happens now?
Sweden

Swedish PM resigns: What happens now?

Swedish prime minister resigns to trigger search for new government
Sweden

Swedish prime minister resigns to trigger search for new government

Snap election or new PM? Decision day for Sweden’s Stefan Löfven
Sweden

Snap election or new PM? Decision day for Sweden’s Stefan Löfven

Le Pen’s far-right fails to win any areas in French regional elections
France

Le Pen’s far-right fails to win any areas in French regional elections

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede
Sweden

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede

EXPLAINED: What’s at stake in France’s regional elections
France

EXPLAINED: What’s at stake in France’s regional elections

Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election
France

Five minutes to understand: France’s 2022 presidential election

How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament

How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament

Russia’s Sputnik Covid vaccine may never be approved in EU, says Italian PM
Italy

Russia’s Sputnik Covid vaccine may never be approved in EU, says Italian PM

Hamas flag banned in Germany under new terror rules
Germany

Hamas flag banned in Germany under new terror rules

How would a snap election work in Sweden?
Sweden

How would a snap election work in Sweden?

France tells the Paris-raised US Secretary of State ‘welcome home’
France

France tells the Paris-raised US Secretary of State ‘welcome home’

TIMELINE: The key events that led to the Swedish government’s collapse
Sweden

TIMELINE: The key events that led to the Swedish government’s collapse

‘Freedom’: jailed Catalan separatists leave prison after Spanish government pardon
Spain

‘Freedom’: jailed Catalan separatists leave prison after Spanish government pardon

Sweden’s Centre Party drops market rent demand: What does this mean for the government?
Sweden

Sweden’s Centre Party drops market rent demand: What does this mean for the government?

France in line for €40 billion handout from EU’s €750 billion Covid recovery fund
France

France in line for €40 billion handout from EU’s €750 billion Covid recovery fund

French radio journalists strike in protest over plans to merge with ‘France’s Fox News’
France

French radio journalists strike in protest over plans to merge with ‘France’s Fox News’

Your views: How Sweden’s foreign residents see the current political crisis
Sweden

Your views: How Sweden’s foreign residents see the current political crisis

Sweden’s government passes controversial new migration law – but how long will it last?
Sweden

Sweden’s government passes controversial new migration law – but how long will it last?

June deal? Sweden’s government in cross-party talks to find a new majority
Sweden

June deal? Sweden’s government in cross-party talks to find a new majority

Swedish poll shows gains for the Left Party after toppling government
Sweden

Swedish poll shows gains for the Left Party after toppling government

CONFIRMED: Spain approves pardons for jailed Catalan separatists
Spain

CONFIRMED: Spain approves pardons for jailed Catalan separatists

How do rent controls work in Sweden and why did this issue bring down the government?
Sweden

How do rent controls work in Sweden and why did this issue bring down the government?

Who’s who: The key players in Sweden’s political crisis

Who’s who: The key players in Sweden’s political crisis

FOCUS: What next for Spain after PM’s pardon of jailed Catalan separatists?
Spain

FOCUS: What next for Spain after PM’s pardon of jailed Catalan separatists?

ANALYSIS: What could Sweden’s next government look like?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: What could Sweden’s next government look like?

German interest in climate change drops amid worries over Covid
Germany

German interest in climate change drops amid worries over Covid

No tax hikes, climate action: Here’s what’s in the election manifesto of Germany’s CDU
Germany

No tax hikes, climate action: Here’s what’s in the election manifesto of Germany’s CDU

Swedish government collapse: So what happens now?
Sweden

Swedish government collapse: So what happens now?

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?
Sweden

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?

Spain to pardon jailed Catalan separatists on Tuesday
Spain

Spain to pardon jailed Catalan separatists on Tuesday

Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote
Sweden

Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote

Sweden’s government faces no-confidence vote over rental laws
Sweden

Sweden’s government faces no-confidence vote over rental laws

French regional elections: Voters stay away as Macron suffers bad night
France

French regional elections: Voters stay away as Macron suffers bad night

Spain’s PM heads to Catalonia ahead of pardon for separatists
Spain

Spain’s PM heads to Catalonia ahead of pardon for separatists

Italy’s Berlusconi combative after hospital stays
Italy

Italy’s Berlusconi combative after hospital stays

Defenders vs. explorers: Germany ‘divided into two bitterly opposed ideological camps’
Germany

Defenders vs. explorers: Germany ‘divided into two bitterly opposed ideological camps’

Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls
France

Gains seen for far-right in French regional polls

Far-right leader Le Pen tours France ahead of French regional polls
France

Far-right leader Le Pen tours France ahead of French regional polls

ANALYSIS: What the threat of a snap election means for Swedish politics

ANALYSIS: What the threat of a snap election means for Swedish politics

OPINION: Enemies of France should not see Le Pen victories on Sunday as a sign of things to come
France

OPINION: Enemies of France should not see Le Pen victories on Sunday as a sign of things to come

EXPLAINED: Why has wind become such a hot political topic in France?
France

EXPLAINED: Why has wind become such a hot political topic in France?

EXPLAINED: What do proposed changes to Sweden’s rental laws mean for tenants?

EXPLAINED: What do proposed changes to Sweden’s rental laws mean for tenants?

Will Italy extend the Covid-19 state of emergency beyond July 31st?
Italy

Will Italy extend the Covid-19 state of emergency beyond July 31st?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ‘would lose confidence vote’

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ‘would lose confidence vote’

REVEALED: Inside Switzerland’s ‘titanic’ security effort for Biden visit
Switzerland

REVEALED: Inside Switzerland’s ‘titanic’ security effort for Biden visit

‘A million more unemployed’: Fears as Italy’s Covid freeze on layoffs set to end
Italy

‘A million more unemployed’: Fears as Italy’s Covid freeze on layoffs set to end

Violence against women: A look at the Swedish government’s 40-point plan

Violence against women: A look at the Swedish government’s 40-point plan

Paris mayor hints at bid to be France’s first woman president
France

Paris mayor hints at bid to be France’s first woman president

Buy American? Biden pushes US fighter jets in talks with Swiss
Switzerland

Buy American? Biden pushes US fighter jets in talks with Swiss

Switzerland: Geneva summit stirs memories of 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev meeting
Switzerland

Switzerland: Geneva summit stirs memories of 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev meeting

‘Extraordinary generosity’: EU chief lands in Madrid to launch Spain’s €140-billion recovery plan
Spain

‘Extraordinary generosity’: EU chief lands in Madrid to launch Spain’s €140-billion recovery plan

Danish Social Democrats slump in polls as corona effect wears off
Denmark

Danish Social Democrats slump in polls as corona effect wears off

Sweden’s Left Party gives government 48 hours to scrap market rent bid or face no-confidence threat

Sweden’s Left Party gives government 48 hours to scrap market rent bid or face no-confidence threat

Granny-hugging to crowd-bathing:  The essential vocab to understand French politics
France

Granny-hugging to crowd-bathing: The essential vocab to understand French politics

Historic Swiss lakeside villa spruced up for Biden-Putin talks
Switzerland

Historic Swiss lakeside villa spruced up for Biden-Putin talks

Spain’s right takes to streets to protest plan to pardon Catalan separatists
Spain

Spain’s right takes to streets to protest plan to pardon Catalan separatists

Calls for nationwide day of demonstrations in France against ‘far-right ideology’
France

Calls for nationwide day of demonstrations in France against ‘far-right ideology’

Spain’s Podemos party names new head after Pablo Iglesias departure
Spain

Spain’s Podemos party names new head after Pablo Iglesias departure

Four months in jail for Frenchman who slapped Macron across the face
France

Four months in jail for Frenchman who slapped Macron across the face

Berlin mayor hopeful and ex-cabinet minister stripped of doctorate title in uni scandal
Germany

Berlin mayor hopeful and ex-cabinet minister stripped of doctorate title in uni scandal

Will Austria implement easier citizenship rules?
Austria

Will Austria implement easier citizenship rules?

‘The party is in big trouble’: How Swedes would vote if an election were held today
Sweden

‘The party is in big trouble’: How Swedes would vote if an election were held today

Rapist mayor who continued to run French town from his jail cell has been replaced
France

Rapist mayor who continued to run French town from his jail cell has been replaced

Macron ‘will continue to greet crowds’ after slap in face
France

Macron ‘will continue to greet crowds’ after slap in face

Can Germany’s Greens win over voters in eastern states ahead of election?
Germany

Can Germany’s Greens win over voters in eastern states ahead of election?

What you need to know about the ‘biggest reform of the Swedish labour market in modern times’
Sweden

What you need to know about the ‘biggest reform of the Swedish labour market in modern times’

VIDEO: Macron slapped in face while on tour of France
France

VIDEO: Macron slapped in face while on tour of France

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Austrian far-right party nominates Kickl as new leader
Austria

Austrian far-right party nominates Kickl as new leader

OPINION: Why do the names of Danish political parties have to be so confusing?
Denmark

OPINION: Why do the names of Danish political parties have to be so confusing?

ANALYSIS: Merkel’s CDU gains momentum after victory in key state election
Germany

ANALYSIS: Merkel’s CDU gains momentum after victory in key state election

Merkel’s conservatives win last state vote before general election
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives win last state vote before general election

‘Unimaginable’ for Kurz to continue as Austria’s leader if convicted, says Vice Chancellor
Austria

‘Unimaginable’ for Kurz to continue as Austria’s leader if convicted, says Vice Chancellor

Merkel’s CDU faces final test as Germans vote in regional elections
Germany

Merkel’s CDU faces final test as Germans vote in regional elections

French ‘paparazzi queen’ charged in Sarkozy probe
France

French ‘paparazzi queen’ charged in Sarkozy probe

Financial help: Italy plans new ‘universal single allowance’ for families from July
Italy

Financial help: Italy plans new ‘universal single allowance’ for families from July

French MPs back tightening of country’s anti-terror laws
France

French MPs back tightening of country’s anti-terror laws

 ‘CDU in weak position’: Merkel’s conservatives face crucial test in Germany’s regional elections
Germany

 ‘CDU in weak position’: Merkel’s conservatives face crucial test in Germany’s regional elections

How Sweden could bring in tougher sentences for sex offenders

How Sweden could bring in tougher sentences for sex offenders

‘Warning signs’ of virus resurgence in south west France, says government
France

‘Warning signs’ of virus resurgence in south west France, says government

EXPLAINED: The very precise rules of French election billboards
France

EXPLAINED: The very precise rules of French election billboards

Macron’s ‘grand tour’ of France gets underway ahead of regional elections
France

Macron’s ‘grand tour’ of France gets underway ahead of regional elections

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?
France

ANALYSIS: Can Macron cheer up the French with his ‘Tour de France’?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

IN DETAIL: France’s 4-step reopening from Covid restrictions
France

IN DETAIL: France’s 4-step reopening from Covid restrictions

Austria far-right party head resigns after infighting
Austria

Austria far-right party head resigns after infighting

12 of the best quotes about France and the French
France

12 of the best quotes about France and the French

German President Steinmeier to run for second term
Germany

German President Steinmeier to run for second term

Former Danish prime minister Schlüter dies aged 92
Denmark

Former Danish prime minister Schlüter dies aged 92

Germany officially recognises it committed genocide in Namibia during colonial rule
Germany

Germany officially recognises it committed genocide in Namibia during colonial rule

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

Spain’s top court opposes pardon for Catalan separatists
Spain

Spain’s top court opposes pardon for Catalan separatists

OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen
France

OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen

Racism in Denmark: Video of abuse sparks debate over political tone
Denmark

Racism in Denmark: Video of abuse sparks debate over political tone

French social media influencers offered money by foreign company to discredit Pfizer’s Covid vaccine
France

French social media influencers offered money by foreign company to discredit Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

Germany’s far-right AfD chooses hardline team ahead of national elections
Germany

Germany’s far-right AfD chooses hardline team ahead of national elections

What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?
Sweden

What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?

‘Stupid oversight’: German Green chancellor candidate stumbles after failing to declare bonus
Germany

‘Stupid oversight’: German Green chancellor candidate stumbles after failing to declare bonus

‘On the rocks’: Is this the end for Italy’s Five Star Movement?
Italy

‘On the rocks’: Is this the end for Italy’s Five Star Movement?

Just 20 percent of the French remain vaccine-sceptic, latest polls show
France

Just 20 percent of the French remain vaccine-sceptic, latest polls show

France’s constitutional court rejects proposed law limiting filming of police officers
France

France’s constitutional court rejects proposed law limiting filming of police officers

Merkel hopes history won’t brand her ‘lazy’
Germany

Merkel hopes history won’t brand her ‘lazy’

Campaign finance trial opens for French ex-president Sarkozy
France

Campaign finance trial opens for French ex-president Sarkozy

France can ‘turn the page’ on Covid crisis by November, says health minister
France

France can ‘turn the page’ on Covid crisis by November, says health minister

German minister resigns over plagiarism claims
Germany

German minister resigns over plagiarism claims

How the leading German candidates for Merkel’s crown differ on big foreign policy issues
Germany

How the leading German candidates for Merkel’s crown differ on big foreign policy issues

IN PICTURES: The French (and their politicians) head back to café terraces
France

IN PICTURES: The French (and their politicians) head back to café terraces

Majority of Germans ‘in favour of a new government’
Germany

Majority of Germans ‘in favour of a new government’

‘Universal single allowance’: Italy plans more help for families as birth rate plunges
Italy

‘Universal single allowance’: Italy plans more help for families as birth rate plunges

Catalan separatist parties agree to form new government
Spain

Catalan separatist parties agree to form new government

Austrian Chancellor Kurz sees image dented as he faces investigations
Austria

Austrian Chancellor Kurz sees image dented as he faces investigations

EXPLAINED: What does France’s Senate actually do and how much power does it have?
France

EXPLAINED: What does France’s Senate actually do and how much power does it have?

Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’

Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’

‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status
Sweden

‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status

Home by 10pm or midnight? Italy considers relaxing its curfew from next week
Italy

Home by 10pm or midnight? Italy considers relaxing its curfew from next week

Danish government yields to demand for more ambitious 2025 climate goal
Denmark

Danish government yields to demand for more ambitious 2025 climate goal

Five key points: The joint migration policy proposal from Sweden’s opposition
Sweden

Five key points: The joint migration policy proposal from Sweden’s opposition

Fishing protests: French police vessels deployed to Jersey as UK sends gunboats
France

Fishing protests: French police vessels deployed to Jersey as UK sends gunboats

French police officer killed in drugs bust was ‘hero in the war on drugs’
France

French police officer killed in drugs bust was ‘hero in the war on drugs’

Government: France ‘is on track’ to reopen cafés and cultural establishments
France

Government: France ‘is on track’ to reopen cafés and cultural establishments

How France plans to improve relations between police and the press
France

How France plans to improve relations between police and the press

The long and winding road towards changing France’s cannabis laws
France

The long and winding road towards changing France’s cannabis laws

Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias quits politics after Madrid regional elections drubbing
Spain

Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias quits politics after Madrid regional elections drubbing

Spain’s right-wing Popular Party achieves solid win in Madrid’s divisive regional elections
Spain

Spain’s right-wing Popular Party achieves solid win in Madrid’s divisive regional elections

Le Pen trial: French far-right leader acquitted on hate speech charges
France

Le Pen trial: French far-right leader acquitted on hate speech charges

Spain’s socialists face drubbing in Madrid regional election
Spain

Spain’s socialists face drubbing in Madrid regional election

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration
France

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration

French parliament to vote new climate law criticised by green groups
France

French parliament to vote new climate law criticised by green groups

French court confirms ban on anti-migrants group
France

French court confirms ban on anti-migrants group

EXPLAINED: What is Italy’s public TV ‘censorship’ row all about?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What is Italy’s public TV ‘censorship’ row all about?

Five things to know about Madrid’s regional election
Spain

Five things to know about Madrid’s regional election

ANALYSIS: Why is France so often misrepresented abroad?
France

ANALYSIS: Why is France so often misrepresented abroad?

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France
France

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France

France honours Stéphanie, killed in terror attack at police station
France

France honours Stéphanie, killed in terror attack at police station

EXPLAINED: What’s in France’s ‘new’ anti-terror law?
France

EXPLAINED: What’s in France’s ‘new’ anti-terror law?

French officers face sanctions after ‘civil war’ warning
France

French officers face sanctions after ‘civil war’ warning

FOCUS: Why Madrid’s regional elections are so important to Spanish politics
Spain

FOCUS: Why Madrid’s regional elections are so important to Spanish politics

Spain’s Tourism Minister receives ‘bloodstained’ knife in the post
Spain

Spain’s Tourism Minister receives ‘bloodstained’ knife in the post

Is France really planning to ban the Muslim headscarf?
France

Is France really planning to ban the Muslim headscarf?

EXPLAINED: What can the parliament’s inquiry tell us about Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: What can the parliament’s inquiry tell us about Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Fast trains and extended building bonus: How Italy’s EU recovery plan could affect you
Italy

Fast trains and extended building bonus: How Italy’s EU recovery plan could affect you

Merkel party pick to lead Germany ‘not convincing’: Bavarian rival
Germany

Merkel party pick to lead Germany ‘not convincing’: Bavarian rival

German actors launch controversial campaign against Covid measures
Germany

German actors launch controversial campaign against Covid measures

Spanish PM condemns death threat letters with bullet cartridges sent to officials
Spain

Spanish PM condemns death threat letters with bullet cartridges sent to officials

France’s prime minister confirms travel restrictions to end from May 3rd
France

France’s prime minister confirms travel restrictions to end from May 3rd

Calendar: When shops, bars, museums and others can reopen in France
France

Calendar: When shops, bars, museums and others can reopen in France

How Spain’s far-right party is scapegoating unaccompanied minors in a bogus campaign poster
Spain

How Spain’s far-right party is scapegoating unaccompanied minors in a bogus campaign poster

ANALYSIS: Are crime rates really spiralling in France?
France

ANALYSIS: Are crime rates really spiralling in France?

How France is using ‘citizen councils’ to improve Covid vaccine uptake
France

How France is using ‘citizen councils’ to improve Covid vaccine uptake

Merkel’s conservatives back Laschet as chancellor candidate
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives back Laschet as chancellor candidate

Germany’s Greens name co-leader Annalena Baerbock as candidate to succeed Merkel
Germany

Germany’s Greens name co-leader Annalena Baerbock as candidate to succeed Merkel

German conservatives fear ‘polarisation’ over Merkel succession
Germany

German conservatives fear ‘polarisation’ over Merkel succession

Merkel’s conservatives fail to reach deal on who will be chancellor candidate
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives fail to reach deal on who will be chancellor candidate

Macron: ‘I made mistakes on France’s green transition’
France

Macron: ‘I made mistakes on France’s green transition’

Who will Germany’s Greens name as candidate for Merkel’s crown?
Germany

Who will Germany’s Greens name as candidate for Merkel’s crown?

Has France’s third Covid wave reached its peak?
France

Has France’s third Covid wave reached its peak?

Norway opposition torpedoes plan to decriminalise drug use
Norway

Norway opposition torpedoes plan to decriminalise drug use

France sets age of sexual consent at 15 in ‘historic step’
France

France sets age of sexual consent at 15 in ‘historic step’

EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you
Sweden

EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you

Sweden’s spring budget: 45 billion kronor cash boost for healthcare, jobs and more

Sweden’s spring budget: 45 billion kronor cash boost for healthcare, jobs and more

French magazine faces racism trial after depicting MP as slave
France

French magazine faces racism trial after depicting MP as slave

France to offer free therapy for children affected by Covid
France

France to offer free therapy for children affected by Covid

Macron’s ex-bodyguard to be tried for assault in France
France

Macron’s ex-bodyguard to be tried for assault in France

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism
France

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France
France

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France

Merkel set to take control as German states dither over Covid spread
Germany

Merkel set to take control as German states dither over Covid spread

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government
Sweden

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government

‘Yes to Dexit’: Germany’s far-right AfD firms up election strategy
Germany

‘Yes to Dexit’: Germany’s far-right AfD firms up election strategy

French police detain the Paris chef and businessman named in ‘secret dinners’ scandal
France

French police detain the Paris chef and businessman named in ‘secret dinners’ scandal

Five things to know about the far-flung French territory of New Caledonia
France

Five things to know about the far-flung French territory of New Caledonia

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

Current rules for Brits in France are as good as they are going to get, says ex UK ambassador
France

Current rules for Brits in France are as good as they are going to get, says ex UK ambassador

Macron to abolish France’s most elite French university ENA
France

Macron to abolish France’s most elite French university ENA

‘The pace has picked up’ – France hits first major Covid vaccine target early
France

‘The pace has picked up’ – France hits first major Covid vaccine target early

Loyal ally or rival: Is former PM Phillippe set to challenge Macron for the Elysée in 2022?
France

Loyal ally or rival: Is former PM Phillippe set to challenge Macron for the Elysée in 2022?

French MPs to debate legalising euthanasia
France

French MPs to debate legalising euthanasia

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election
France

ANALYSIS: Four key questions on France’s 2022 presidential election

Germany’s Greens to put forward first chancellor candidate
Germany

Germany’s Greens to put forward first chancellor candidate

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

Swedish budget: Billion-kronor bid to boost healthcare in wake of pandemic
Sweden

Swedish budget: Billion-kronor bid to boost healthcare in wake of pandemic

Working with the far-right? What a watershed vote means for Swedish politics

Working with the far-right? What a watershed vote means for Swedish politics

Calls grow in Germany for uniform coronavirus rules
Germany

Calls grow in Germany for uniform coronavirus rules

France takes aim at Germany and other EU states for not ratifying Covid fund

France takes aim at Germany and other EU states for not ratifying Covid fund

‘Macron will be held responsible’ – Will the French president’s latest Covid-19 measures be enough?
France

‘Macron will be held responsible’ – Will the French president’s latest Covid-19 measures be enough?

Merkel vs German states: Who really holds the power to fight the pandemic?
Germany

Merkel vs German states: Who really holds the power to fight the pandemic?

OPINION: Macron was right to delay a third French lockdown, but would be wrong to avoid one now
France

OPINION: Macron was right to delay a third French lockdown, but would be wrong to avoid one now

LATEST: Macron to address France in TV broadcast on Wednesday evening
France

LATEST: Macron to address France in TV broadcast on Wednesday evening

Language tests and deportation for the unemployed – what a Marine Le Pen victory could mean for foreigners in France
France

Language tests and deportation for the unemployed – what a Marine Le Pen victory could mean for foreigners in France

Female ministers are now the majority as Spanish PM reshuffles cabinet
Spain

Female ministers are now the majority as Spanish PM reshuffles cabinet

France denies UN report that its airstrike in Mali killed 19 civilians
France

France denies UN report that its airstrike in Mali killed 19 civilians

Germany is ‘in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic’, says Merkel aide
Germany

Germany is ‘in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic’, says Merkel aide

Suspect arrested in Germany’s ‘face mask scandal’
Germany

Suspect arrested in Germany’s ‘face mask scandal’

Three more areas of France placed on ‘lockdown light’ as Covid cases soar
France

Three more areas of France placed on ‘lockdown light’ as Covid cases soar

AstraZeneca denies stockpiling after inspectors find 29 million doses in Italy

AstraZeneca denies stockpiling after inspectors find 29 million doses in Italy

Prosecutors investigate sudden death of German politician on flight from Cuba
Germany

Prosecutors investigate sudden death of German politician on flight from Cuba

France’s labour minister hospitalised with Covid-19
France

France’s labour minister hospitalised with Covid-19

EXPLAINED: How you could benefit from Italy’s Covid-19 financial support
Italy

EXPLAINED: How you could benefit from Italy’s Covid-19 financial support

Norwegian prime minister apologises after breaking own Covid-19 rules
Norway

Norwegian prime minister apologises after breaking own Covid-19 rules

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system
Switzerland

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system

ANALYSIS: Germany’s rising Covid cases and state elections mean Merkel’s CDU could be in for a shock
Germany

ANALYSIS: Germany’s rising Covid cases and state elections mean Merkel’s CDU could be in for a shock

French MPs to vote on climate clause in constitution
France

French MPs to vote on climate clause in constitution

ANALYSIS: Why are French health workers so reluctant to get the Covid vaccine?

ANALYSIS: Why are French health workers so reluctant to get the Covid vaccine?

Spain’s hard-left deputy PM to step down to run as Madrid leader
Spain

Spain’s hard-left deputy PM to step down to run as Madrid leader

Spanish court upholds snap Madrid poll in May
Spain

Spanish court upholds snap Madrid poll in May

Merkel’s party braced for ‘slap in the face’ as polls take place in German states
Germany

Merkel’s party braced for ‘slap in the face’ as polls take place in German states

Two former Spanish PMs to testify at slush fund trial
Spain

Two former Spanish PMs to testify at slush fund trial

EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?

‘Corona bonus is melting away’: Merkel’s party in turmoil ahead of key German vote
Germany

‘Corona bonus is melting away’: Merkel’s party in turmoil ahead of key German vote

Gay French minister says Polish government threatened to cancel meetings if he visited ‘LGBT free zone’

Gay French minister says Polish government threatened to cancel meetings if he visited ‘LGBT free zone’

Paris agreement: France and US make joint commitment in battle against climate change

Paris agreement: France and US make joint commitment in battle against climate change

Madrid’s divisive leader Ayuso quits and calls early regional election
Spain

Madrid’s divisive leader Ayuso quits and calls early regional election

How gender inequality remains high in French workplaces

How gender inequality remains high in French workplaces

Spain’s former PM ‘was paid illegal bonuses’, trial hears
Spain

Spain’s former PM ‘was paid illegal bonuses’, trial hears

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash
France

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

‘It’s over’: Macron risks losing support from left against Le Pen in French presidential election
France

‘It’s over’: Macron risks losing support from left against Le Pen in French presidential election

Weekend lockdown in Paris would be ‘inhumane’, says mayor Hidalgo
France

Weekend lockdown in Paris would be ‘inhumane’, says mayor Hidalgo

Sarkozy to appeal conviction for corruption after being handed jail term
France

Sarkozy to appeal conviction for corruption after being handed jail term

France postpones regional elections until June due to Covid
France

France postpones regional elections until June due to Covid

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Sweden’s new foreign policy declaration
Sweden

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Sweden’s new foreign policy declaration

Italian police investigate regions over Covid-19 vaccine procurement
Italy

Italian police investigate regions over Covid-19 vaccine procurement

Strains test Spain’s leftist coalition government
Spain

Strains test Spain’s leftist coalition government

ANALYSIS: How (and why) Germany tightened its target for lifting lockdown restrictions
Germany

ANALYSIS: How (and why) Germany tightened its target for lifting lockdown restrictions

‘Everything has stopped because of Covid’ – the social tsunami hitting Paris’ suburbs
France

‘Everything has stopped because of Covid’ – the social tsunami hitting Paris’ suburbs

Macron announces €1bn security package after cyberattacks on French hospitals
France

Macron announces €1bn security package after cyberattacks on French hospitals

Draghi: Seven key quotes from the new Italian PM’s first speech
Italy

Draghi: Seven key quotes from the new Italian PM’s first speech

Macron proposes that rich countries transfer 3-5 percent of vaccine stocks to Africa
France

Macron proposes that rich countries transfer 3-5 percent of vaccine stocks to Africa

Italy’s ‘Super Mario’ Draghi wins confidence vote for new government
Italy

Italy’s ‘Super Mario’ Draghi wins confidence vote for new government

Ex French government minister jailed for rape after 10-year legal battle
France

Ex French government minister jailed for rape after 10-year legal battle

The words and phrases you’ll need to understand Italian political discussions
Italy

The words and phrases you’ll need to understand Italian political discussions

New head of Merkel’s CDU under fire for pandemic comments
Germany

New head of Merkel’s CDU under fire for pandemic comments

Islamo-gauchisme – what does it mean and why is it controversial in France?
France

Islamo-gauchisme – what does it mean and why is it controversial in France?

Italy’s new PM Draghi to unveil plan to rescue Italy from virus crisis
Italy

Italy’s new PM Draghi to unveil plan to rescue Italy from virus crisis

France to hold ‘experimental’ concerts in the spring
France

France to hold ‘experimental’ concerts in the spring

France’s Macron and Kamala Harris discuss Covid and climate change over phone
France

France’s Macron and Kamala Harris discuss Covid and climate change over phone

French parliament to vote on anti-extremism bill
France

French parliament to vote on anti-extremism bill

Coronavirus: Italian health experts call for ‘urgent’ lockdown amid growing concern about variants
Italy

Coronavirus: Italian health experts call for ‘urgent’ lockdown amid growing concern about variants

PROFILE: Who is new Italian prime minister Mario Draghi?
Italy

PROFILE: Who is new Italian prime minister Mario Draghi?

The three biggest issues facing Italy’s new government
Italy

The three biggest issues facing Italy’s new government

Spain’s Catalonia holds key vote under cloud of pandemic
Spain

Spain’s Catalonia holds key vote under cloud of pandemic

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s prime minister
Italy

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s prime minister

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?
France

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?

These are Italy’s new ministers under Mario Draghi
Italy

These are Italy’s new ministers under Mario Draghi

EXPLAINER: These are the key dates in Catalonia’s separatist crisis
Spain

EXPLAINER: These are the key dates in Catalonia’s separatist crisis

Mario Draghi formally takes helm of Italian government
Italy

Mario Draghi formally takes helm of Italian government

EXPLAINED: When will Italy get a new government?
Italy

EXPLAINED: When will Italy get a new government?

Mario Draghi wins political support to become Italy’s new PM
Italy

Mario Draghi wins political support to become Italy’s new PM

Is it true that France has no age of consent for sex?
France

Is it true that France has no age of consent for sex?

Barcenas slush fund trial puts spotlight on Spain’s rightwing Popular Party
Spain

Barcenas slush fund trial puts spotlight on Spain’s rightwing Popular Party

OPINION: Here in rural France we’re a lot more stoic about the curfew than city types
France

OPINION: Here in rural France we’re a lot more stoic about the curfew than city types

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s new work permit proposals and what they mean for you
Sweden

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s new work permit proposals and what they mean for you

EXPLAINED: How are Italy’s prime ministers chosen?
Italy

EXPLAINED: How are Italy’s prime ministers chosen?

Key players rally behind Draghi in Italy’s government talks
Italy

Key players rally behind Draghi in Italy’s government talks

How have people reacted to Sweden’s new work permit proposals?
Sweden

How have people reacted to Sweden’s new work permit proposals?

ANALYSIS: Was Macron’s surprise lockdown decision due to fear of Le Pen in the polls?
France

ANALYSIS: Was Macron’s surprise lockdown decision due to fear of Le Pen in the polls?

Macron and Merkel in talks over European defence and US relations

Macron and Merkel in talks over European defence and US relations

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven reshuffles government
Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven reshuffles government

Will Mario Draghi be able to form a new Italian government?
Italy

Will Mario Draghi be able to form a new Italian government?

PROFILE: Can ‘Super Mario’ Draghi lead Italy out of its crisis?
Italy

PROFILE: Can ‘Super Mario’ Draghi lead Italy out of its crisis?

UPDATE: Draghi to attempt to form new Italian government
Italy

UPDATE: Draghi to attempt to form new Italian government

Paris court rules French state liable for inaction on climate change
France

Paris court rules French state liable for inaction on climate change

Mario Draghi for PM? Italy’s president intervenes after government crisis talks fail
Italy

Mario Draghi for PM? Italy’s president intervenes after government crisis talks fail

Sweden’s opposition leader wants to raise salary threshold for work permit applicants
Sweden

Sweden’s opposition leader wants to raise salary threshold for work permit applicants

France begins consultation on increasing public confidence in police
France

France begins consultation on increasing public confidence in police

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?
Italy

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?

Macron: AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine seems to be ‘quasi-ineffective’ for over 65s
France

Macron: AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine seems to be ‘quasi-ineffective’ for over 65s

Italy blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia permanently
Italy

Italy blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia permanently

Nearly half of all Italian voters want Giuseppe Conte to remain PM, poll finds
Italy

Nearly half of all Italian voters want Giuseppe Conte to remain PM, poll finds

Italy’s president opens talks on new government after PM quits
Italy

Italy’s president opens talks on new government after PM quits

Decision on third lockdown in France to be made ‘in coming days’
France

Decision on third lockdown in France to be made ‘in coming days’

France’s police threatened with lawsuit by human rights groups over ‘racist’ identity checks
France

France’s police threatened with lawsuit by human rights groups over ‘racist’ identity checks

OPINION: Is France’s Covid-19 vaccine programme a disaster? Not any more
France

OPINION: Is France’s Covid-19 vaccine programme a disaster? Not any more

EXPLAINED: Why has Italy’s prime minister resigned and what happens now?
Italy

EXPLAINED: Why has Italy’s prime minister resigned and what happens now?

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns amid political crisis
Italy

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns amid political crisis

UPDATE: Italian PM Conte to resign in hope of forming new government
Italy

UPDATE: Italian PM Conte to resign in hope of forming new government

PROFILE: Italy’s Giuseppe Conte, from ‘populist puppet’ to political survivor
Italy

PROFILE: Italy’s Giuseppe Conte, from ‘populist puppet’ to political survivor

Germany’s far-right AfD investigated over extremist ties
Germany

Germany’s far-right AfD investigated over extremist ties

Macron and Biden ‘agree on Covid and climate change’ after phone call
France

Macron and Biden ‘agree on Covid and climate change’ after phone call

France passes law to give rural noises and smells protected status
France

France passes law to give rural noises and smells protected status

‘Buon lavoro’: Italian prime minister congratulates US President Biden
Italy

‘Buon lavoro’: Italian prime minister congratulates US President Biden

Germany after Merkel: Does the new CDU leader have what it takes to be a future chancellor?
Germany

Germany after Merkel: Does the new CDU leader have what it takes to be a future chancellor?

Merkel sees ‘much broader scope’ for cooperation with Biden
Germany

Merkel sees ‘much broader scope’ for cooperation with Biden

Swedish opposition leader: ‘Why I’m prepared to work with the Sweden Democrats’
Sweden

Swedish opposition leader: ‘Why I’m prepared to work with the Sweden Democrats’

What does it mean that France is extending its state of health emergency until June?
France

What does it mean that France is extending its state of health emergency until June?

ANALYSIS: Italy’s government survives, but for how long?
Italy

ANALYSIS: Italy’s government survives, but for how long?

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron’s anti-extremism charter
France

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron’s anti-extremism charter

OPINION: Eurostar is a vital service for both France and the UK and should be saved
France

OPINION: Eurostar is a vital service for both France and the UK and should be saved

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?
France

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?

Macron: No apology for French abuses in Algeria
France

Macron: No apology for French abuses in Algeria

PROFILE: Who is Matteo Renzi, the ‘wrecker’ of Italian politics?
Italy

PROFILE: Who is Matteo Renzi, the ‘wrecker’ of Italian politics?

Italian PM Conte survives confidence vote on government’s future
Italy

Italian PM Conte survives confidence vote on government’s future

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?
France

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?

Macron hails French Muslim charter against extremism
France

Macron hails French Muslim charter against extremism

Political crisis: Italian PM Conte makes last-ditch bid to save government
Italy

Political crisis: Italian PM Conte makes last-ditch bid to save government

Former French PM goes on trial over kickbacks from arms deals in the 1990s
France

Former French PM goes on trial over kickbacks from arms deals in the 1990s

French Muslim groups draw up charter to reject ‘political Islam’
France

French Muslim groups draw up charter to reject ‘political Islam’

‘Macron’s beautiful blue eyes’ – Five things to know about the French finance minister’s new book
France

‘Macron’s beautiful blue eyes’ – Five things to know about the French finance minister’s new book

Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far
Sweden

Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far

Who is the new head of Germany’s conservative CDU party?
Germany

Who is the new head of Germany’s conservative CDU party?

Succeeding Merkel: Chancellor’s ally Armin Laschet elected CDU party chief
Germany

Succeeding Merkel: Chancellor’s ally Armin Laschet elected CDU party chief

Life after Merkel: Is Germany ready to think about what’s next?
Germany

Life after Merkel: Is Germany ready to think about what’s next?

‘This is not America’: France’s Macron laments violence by pro-Trump supporters in US
France

‘This is not America’: France’s Macron laments violence by pro-Trump supporters in US

Italy’s political crisis: Why now, and what happens next?
Italy

Italy’s political crisis: Why now, and what happens next?

Guilty verdict: What you should know about Norway’s extraordinary political scandal
Norway

Guilty verdict: What you should know about Norway’s extraordinary political scandal

Silvio Berlusconi hospitalised for heart problem
Italy

Silvio Berlusconi hospitalised for heart problem

UPDATE: Italian government faces crisis as ministers quit
Italy

UPDATE: Italian government faces crisis as ministers quit

These are the key talking points from Sweden’s first party leader debate of 2021
Sweden

These are the key talking points from Sweden’s first party leader debate of 2021

CDU leader vote: Who are the three men vying to succeed Merkel?
Germany

CDU leader vote: Who are the three men vying to succeed Merkel?

Ex-French president Sarkozy in spotlight over former wife’s job
France

Ex-French president Sarkozy in spotlight over former wife’s job

French court launches investigation into justice minister over ‘settling scores’
France

French court launches investigation into justice minister over ‘settling scores’

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens
Sweden

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

OPINION: My experiences of everyday racism in Germany
Germany

OPINION: My experiences of everyday racism in Germany

Early elections or ‘waste of time’? What does Italy’s latest political crisis mean?
Italy

Early elections or ‘waste of time’? What does Italy’s latest political crisis mean?

French wine exporters hit by new 25% tariff from USA
France

French wine exporters hit by new 25% tariff from USA

French police chief suspended over ‘racist’ New Year card
France

French police chief suspended over ‘racist’ New Year card

OPINION: Cheap French-bashing is an old tune from British press and politicians
France

OPINION: Cheap French-bashing is an old tune from British press and politicians

‘Ending in the worst way’: Italian ex-PM Berlusconi condemns Trump over US Capitol attack
Italy

‘Ending in the worst way’: Italian ex-PM Berlusconi condemns Trump over US Capitol attack

‘Once again, I got away with it’: Italy’s Berlusconi leaves hospital after Covid treatment
Italy

‘Once again, I got away with it’: Italy’s Berlusconi leaves hospital after Covid treatment

How Italy plans to spend its €222 billion coronavirus recovery fund
Italy

How Italy plans to spend its €222 billion coronavirus recovery fund

Swedish parliament gives green light to new pandemic law
Sweden

Swedish parliament gives green light to new pandemic law

USA suspends retaliatory tariffs on French handbags and cosmetics
France

USA suspends retaliatory tariffs on French handbags and cosmetics

Télétravail: France revises its guidelines on remote-working
France

Télétravail: France revises its guidelines on remote-working

Why a Swedish official’s trip to the Canary Islands has caused such an outcry
Sweden

Why a Swedish official’s trip to the Canary Islands has caused such an outcry

Public confidence in Swedish authorities plummets after officials’ holidays and Christmas shopping trips
Sweden

Public confidence in Swedish authorities plummets after officials’ holidays and Christmas shopping trips

Is France really planning to create police files on political activists?
France

Is France really planning to create police files on political activists?

French political commentator resigns after being accused of sexually abusing his stepson
France

French political commentator resigns after being accused of sexually abusing his stepson

The 6 problems Emmanuel Macron faces in 2021
France

The 6 problems Emmanuel Macron faces in 2021

Paris: Champs-Elysees to be transformed into ‘extraordinary garden’
France

Paris: Champs-Elysees to be transformed into ‘extraordinary garden’

Brexit negotiator Barnier plans return to French politics
France

Brexit negotiator Barnier plans return to French politics

Macron ‘doing better’ after Covid diagnosis, said French president’s office
France

Macron ‘doing better’ after Covid diagnosis, said French president’s office

ANALYSIS: Will anyone resign over Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Will anyone resign over Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Macron posts video saying he is ‘doing well’ despite Covid diagnosis
France

Macron posts video saying he is ‘doing well’ despite Covid diagnosis

Sweden’s finance minister lands international gig
Sweden

Sweden’s finance minister lands international gig

Who has to self-isolate after Macron’s Covid-19 diagnosis?
France

Who has to self-isolate after Macron’s Covid-19 diagnosis?

Italian fishermen return home after being held in Libya for three months
Italy

Italian fishermen return home after being held in Libya for three months

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19
France

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19

French interior minister questioned over rape allegations
France

French interior minister questioned over rape allegations

Macron plans referendum to include climate change fight in France’s constitution
France

Macron plans referendum to include climate change fight in France’s constitution

Merkel’s CDU party to choose new leader at January online congress
Germany

Merkel’s CDU party to choose new leader at January online congress

INTERVIEW: A French Black Bloc rioter explains reasons for protest violence
France

INTERVIEW: A French Black Bloc rioter explains reasons for protest violence

Is the French government really proposing a complete ban on home-schooling?
France

Is the French government really proposing a complete ban on home-schooling?

EXPLAINED: What is France’s State Council?
France

EXPLAINED: What is France’s State Council?

How will the French government improve life in the poorest parts of the country and end radical Islamist influence?
France

How will the French government improve life in the poorest parts of the country and end radical Islamist influence?

France’s Europe minister: I’m gay and I plan to visit ‘LGBT-free zones’ in Poland
France

France’s Europe minister: I’m gay and I plan to visit ‘LGBT-free zones’ in Poland

ANALYSIS: What is actually contained in France’s new law against Islamic extremism?
France

ANALYSIS: What is actually contained in France’s new law against Islamic extremism?

Macron says there is ‘urgent’ need to reform French police following multiple violence complaints
France

Macron says there is ‘urgent’ need to reform French police following multiple violence complaints

Ex French president Sarkozy takes the stand in his corruption trial
France

Ex French president Sarkozy takes the stand in his corruption trial

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French
France

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French

French police unions call for ‘total blockage’ over Macron’s plan to tackle discrimination
France

French police unions call for ‘total blockage’ over Macron’s plan to tackle discrimination

ANALYSIS: How did France’s relationship with its own police get so bad?
France

ANALYSIS: How did France’s relationship with its own police get so bad?

French ex-president Giscard laid to rest in low-key ceremony
France

French ex-president Giscard laid to rest in low-key ceremony

UN experts urge France to scrap its controversial security bill
France

UN experts urge France to scrap its controversial security bill

Ex-French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies of Covid-19 at 94
France

Ex-French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies of Covid-19 at 94

Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today
Sweden

Here’s how Swedes would vote if an election were held today

OPINION: Why has France become so devoted to Prophet Mohammed cartoons and where will it end?
France

OPINION: Why has France become so devoted to Prophet Mohammed cartoons and where will it end?

‘Better working and living conditions’: Germany agrees law to improve meat industry
Germany

‘Better working and living conditions’: Germany agrees law to improve meat industry

What’s in France’s new law to crack down on Islamist extremism?
France

What’s in France’s new law to crack down on Islamist extremism?

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent
France

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent

France to review security law with dozens of nationwide protests planned
France

France to review security law with dozens of nationwide protests planned

France risks US anger with vow to impose new ‘digital tax’ on online companies’ 2020 earnings
France

France risks US anger with vow to impose new ‘digital tax’ on online companies’ 2020 earnings

Germans set to choose Merkel successor next September 26th
Germany

Germans set to choose Merkel successor next September 26th

Man held after car driven into German chancellery gates
Germany

Man held after car driven into German chancellery gates

No, France is not proposing a ‘register of Muslim children’
France

No, France is not proposing a ‘register of Muslim children’

French PM to ask constitutional court to examine controversial security bill
France

French PM to ask constitutional court to examine controversial security bill

It’s set to be punishable by up to 10 years in jail in France – but what is ecocide?
France

It’s set to be punishable by up to 10 years in jail in France – but what is ecocide?

‘Scandalous’: Anger in France after police use force to clear Paris migrant camp protest
France

‘Scandalous’: Anger in France after police use force to clear Paris migrant camp protest

EXPLAINED: What does laïcité (secularism) really mean in France?
France

EXPLAINED: What does laïcité (secularism) really mean in France?

15 years in power: A look back at Merkel’s long career
Germany

15 years in power: A look back at Merkel’s long career

Drones and surveillance cameras: France’s new security bill explained
France

Drones and surveillance cameras: France’s new security bill explained

Carte de séjour: Could residence permits in France soon come with a language test?
France

Carte de séjour: Could residence permits in France soon come with a language test?

ANALYSIS: Has France really been ‘deserted’ by the American media over terror attacks?
France

ANALYSIS: Has France really been ‘deserted’ by the American media over terror attacks?

French government to ‘clarify’ its new security law to guarantee freedom of expression
France

French government to ‘clarify’ its new security law to guarantee freedom of expression

Italy’s Calabria region turns to war relief charity as third health commissioner quits
Italy

Italy’s Calabria region turns to war relief charity as third health commissioner quits

OPINION: The French interior minister is becoming a danger to Macron and France’s reputation
France

OPINION: The French interior minister is becoming a danger to Macron and France’s reputation

Macron: UN security council doesn’t provide ‘useful solutions’
France

Macron: UN security council doesn’t provide ‘useful solutions’

Seven times videos revealed police violence in France
France

Seven times videos revealed police violence in France

‘We can’t wait to work side by side’: Italian PM sends congratulations to Joe Biden
Italy

‘We can’t wait to work side by side’: Italian PM sends congratulations to Joe Biden

Why does France want to appoint an ‘envoy’ to explain itself to Muslim countries?
France

Why does France want to appoint an ‘envoy’ to explain itself to Muslim countries?

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

French minister: USA unlikely to be a friendly partner whoever wins election
France

French minister: USA unlikely to be a friendly partner whoever wins election

What Germany is saying about the US elections
Germany

What Germany is saying about the US elections

How political infighting is hobbling Spain’s efforts to curb virus
Spain

How political infighting is hobbling Spain’s efforts to curb virus

Macron opponents claim victory in French Senate elections
France

Macron opponents claim victory in French Senate elections

France to double paternity leave allowance
France

France to double paternity leave allowance

Elections: Italy’s government boosted as the right fails to take Tuscany in key vote
Italy

Elections: Italy’s government boosted as the right fails to take Tuscany in key vote

Italy approves slashing number of MPs in referendum
Italy

Italy approves slashing number of MPs in referendum

‘Doing nothing would be more expensive’: Germany to take on debt again in 2021
Germany

‘Doing nothing would be more expensive’: Germany to take on debt again in 2021

Why the rest of Italy is watching Tuscany’s regional elections closely
Italy

Why the rest of Italy is watching Tuscany’s regional elections closely

‘A turning point’: Italy praises plan to overhaul Europe’s asylum rules
Italy

‘A turning point’: Italy praises plan to overhaul Europe’s asylum rules

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes
Sweden

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law
Sweden

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law

Why do Italy’s regional elections matter – and who can vote in them?
Italy

Why do Italy’s regional elections matter – and who can vote in them?

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws
Sweden

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws

Merkel’s CDU and Greens big winners in North Rhine-Westphalia local elections
Germany

Merkel’s CDU and Greens big winners in North Rhine-Westphalia local elections

La rentrée 2020: The big challenges facing Macron and the French government
France

La rentrée 2020: The big challenges facing Macron and the French government

What can we expect from Germany’s plans to tighten coronavirus measures at social gatherings?
Germany

What can we expect from Germany’s plans to tighten coronavirus measures at social gatherings?

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget
Sweden

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget

Is France really about to grant political asylum to Julian Assange?
France

Is France really about to grant political asylum to Julian Assange?

Macron says France ‘cannot be put on hold’ despite rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases
France

Macron says France ‘cannot be put on hold’ despite rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases

What has happened to France’s ‘missing’ Voltaire statue?
France

What has happened to France’s ‘missing’ Voltaire statue?

Exemptions, fines and transit: How the UK and France’s quarantine rules work
France

Exemptions, fines and transit: How the UK and France’s quarantine rules work

Italian MPs slammed for claiming Covid-19 emergency welfare
Italy

Italian MPs slammed for claiming Covid-19 emergency welfare

Merkel named world’s ‘second most eloquent leader’
Germany

Merkel named world’s ‘second most eloquent leader’

‘I fired the shot’: German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing
Germany

‘I fired the shot’: German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Migration proposal: Make Sweden’s temporary law permanent
Sweden

Migration proposal: Make Sweden’s temporary law permanent

Who are Denmark’s Vegan Party and what do they want?
Denmark

Who are Denmark’s Vegan Party and what do they want?

Who’s who in France’s new government?
France

Who’s who in France’s new government?

France’s local lockdowns – what is being planned if Covid-19 cases spike?
France

France’s local lockdowns – what is being planned if Covid-19 cases spike?

Do the French police really use only ‘legitimate violence’?
France

Do the French police really use only ‘legitimate violence’?

Extra checks after 700 French businesses suspected of abusing coronavirus furlough schemes
France

Extra checks after 700 French businesses suspected of abusing coronavirus furlough schemes

Macron promises extra night work allowance for French police
France

Macron promises extra night work allowance for French police

Trump nominates new ambassador to Germany
Germany

Trump nominates new ambassador to Germany

Anti-racism activists tear down statue of wife of French emperor Napoleon
France

Anti-racism activists tear down statue of wife of French emperor Napoleon

Germany rated world’s most admired country
Germany

Germany rated world’s most admired country

France increases defence spending as it prepares for ‘unfriendly manoeuvres’ in space
France

France increases defence spending as it prepares for ‘unfriendly manoeuvres’ in space

Italian politician launches anti-EU party to push for ‘Italexit’
Italy

Italian politician launches anti-EU party to push for ‘Italexit’

France to distribute 40 million free face masks to its poorest people
France

France to distribute 40 million free face masks to its poorest people

Why France’s new Interior Minister faces protests everywhere he goes
France

Why France’s new Interior Minister faces protests everywhere he goes

The five priorities for France’s new Prime Minister
France

The five priorities for France’s new Prime Minister

Security fears after Macron confronted by protesters in Paris
France

Security fears after Macron confronted by protesters in Paris

IN PICTURES: Merkel receives royal treatment during visit to Bavaria
Germany

IN PICTURES: Merkel receives royal treatment during visit to Bavaria

Is Bavaria’s leader on course to become Germany’s next chancellor?
Germany

Is Bavaria’s leader on course to become Germany’s next chancellor?

Macron gives blessing to recreate Notre-Dame’s gothic spire
France

Macron gives blessing to recreate Notre-Dame’s gothic spire

How Merkel’s CDU plans for half of key party posts to be filled by women
Germany

How Merkel’s CDU plans for half of key party posts to be filled by women

These are the next steps for Sweden’s future migration laws
Sweden

These are the next steps for Sweden’s future migration laws

The move right: What Macron’s government reshuffle means for France
France

The move right: What Macron’s government reshuffle means for France

‘I have to vomit’: Why France’s new justice minister is so controversial?
France

‘I have to vomit’: Why France’s new justice minister is so controversial?

Macron replaces key ministers in French government revamp, but is it really a major shift?
France

Macron replaces key ministers in French government revamp, but is it really a major shift?

Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?
Sweden

Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?

Swedish parliament’s migration talks collapse
Sweden

Swedish parliament’s migration talks collapse

‘Big surprises’: French PM to unveil new government
France

‘Big surprises’: French PM to unveil new government

France must apologise for colonial past, Algeria’s president says
France

France must apologise for colonial past, Algeria’s president says

France to launch coronavirus inquiry into politicians
France

France to launch coronavirus inquiry into politicians

OPINION: Macron has chosen himself as prime minister and it’s a huge gamble
France

OPINION: Macron has chosen himself as prime minister and it’s a huge gamble

‘Jean who?’ 5 things to know about France’s new prime minister
France

‘Jean who?’ 5 things to know about France’s new prime minister

Macron appoints ‘Mr Deconfinement’ as France’s new prime minister
France

Macron appoints ‘Mr Deconfinement’ as France’s new prime minister

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