The overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will.
The anti-Semitic attacks on the Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre have spurred a national debate about intolerance.
A three-week conference that prioritized the environment highlights a culture war in the Catholic Church.
The British novelist’s wry books veer from concrete realism to fractured blends of dream and memory.
The French capital suffered a wave of violence in 2015 and 2016, and while the years since have been more peaceful, a recent attack resurfaced unease.
The country is forever caught between tradition and innovation, universalism and individual rights.
The Paris premiere of A Rainy Day in New York highlighted the tension between American morality and France’s high-minded belief that the art transcends the artist.
Much of the Italian press gushed over the far-right leader Matteo Salvini as he rose. Now that he is in opposition, it feels free to be more critical.
Onlookers in Paris, Rome, Berlin, and elsewhere across Europe have been stupefied by the internecine battles in London.
Matteo Salvini is not merely a Donald Trump facsimile—the Italian politician has been testing whether Facebook likes translate into votes, and is remaking his country along the way.
The French capital empties out in August, but still has energy—just a different sort.
The pact between the populist Five Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party, engineered to keep Matteo Salvini from power, may have its days numbered.
The far-right politician Matteo Salvini has triggered a government crisis, forcing parties that despise one another to contemplate alliances, if only to block his rise.
The French president has an answer for every problem, but is anyone listening?
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and the country’s most powerful politician, has called for early elections, but will have to deflect a poor economy and allegations of links to Moscow.
The Italian interior minister has been linked to Russian money. It’s just the latest crisis he’s brushing off.
In Greece, a cycle is ending, and the country is returning to political normality. But across Europe, the legacy of its crisis is still a factor.
Matteo Salvini’s trip helps secure his power in Italy and contribute to his image as a strong, responsible statesman.
The grief at the Normandy American Cemetery feels world-historical.
A new report says the rule of law in Malta is “seriously undermined by the extreme weakness of its system of checks and balances.”