The country’s hardline interior minister keeps stoking uproar with his inflammatory rhetoric—and it only makes him more popular.
The new interior minister is calling for more deportations of migrants.
The writer offered an expansive vision of Europe and “the Russian soul” that appeals to leaders seeking rapprochement.
The collapse of a populist coalition may be good for stability in the short term, but in the long term it’s bad for democracy.
The advent of a Euroskeptic government in a founding member state of the European Union may be a point of no return.
The fate of one civil-society group is a disturbing case study of budding authoritarians setting the rules in Europe.
There will be no prize for literature this year, while the Swedish Academy that chooses the winner reckons with a sex-abuse scandal.
French workers took part in annual May Day protests while the president headed overseas. But the labor movement is not what it once was.
In a speech to Congress, the French president elegantly rebuked his host’s entire worldview.
The murder of a Holocaust survivor is forcing the country to embrace a new, unfamiliar kind of religious and ethnic solidarity.
“It’s still rare to find women who have authoritative roles in the media and political system. On the contrary, things have gone backwards.”
Italy’s old guard is finished. But it’s not clear yet what the new guard is.
The people have spoken. But what are they saying?
The extremists get louder, the center struggles, and all of Europe will feel the effects.
The former prime minister has been convicted of tax fraud and tarnished by scandal. He is nevertheless a kingmaker in Italy’s upcoming elections.
The country is stifling open discussion of war crimes—and jeopardizing its own standing on the world stage.
The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia raises questions about the tiny island nation that has become a back door to Europe.
A letter from prominent French women embodied a backlash against #MeToo—and then sparked its own backlash.
Some notable French women are decrying a “puritanical” wave of reckoning over sexual misconduct.
The union is facing pressure from right and left as it tries to preserve its values.