The country’s prestigious grandes écoles illustrate the gulf between its universal ideals and its day-to-day life.
The coronavirus outbreak has emboldened defenders of the nation-state, in Europe and beyond.
Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work?
European leaders have set out plans for restarting their societies. But the choice isn’t theirs; it belongs to individual citizens.
Italy shows us that controlling the pandemic will require reshaping family life in much of the world.
Streets that are normally busy, all of a sudden aren’t.
Europe and the West are in denial about the compromises that will need to be made.
The country placed severe travel restrictions on a swath of its north. Other democracies are watching closely.
The era in which French public figures were able to keep their private life private is quite possibly over.
A regional election offers lessons on combatting the rise of the far right, both across the Continent and in the United States.
The investigation into the murder of Malta’s most famous journalist has done more than plunge the country into crisis.
A new show marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, and reveals some of his innermost thoughts.
Despite the director’s history of sexual assault, the country has long supported his artistic freedom. But with the debut of his latest film, the tide may be changing.
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.