Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a conciliatory tone in Berlin on Monday, after politicians and media in both countries repeatedly attacked each other in recent weeks. Finally Tsipras has realised that he needs Merkel, some commentators write in delight. Others counter that the new soft-line approach won’t save Greece from bankruptcy.
From the outside, the Swedish snub to the Saudi royals looks like a big triumph for women’s rights over commercial pressures. Close up, the ethical picture is a little muddier.
Local elections confirm a quarter of French voters support Front National
Front National won over 25% of the nationwide vote in the first round of French local elections yesterday. This is less than the latest opinion polls were predicting, but hardly a defeat for the party led by Marine Le Pen. Our Southern Europe expert Vincenzo Scarpetta explains why.
Amid the crisis, the Athens city council won the Bloomberg Philanthropy sustainable development and EFTA solidarity awards.
Europe, the very idea is a series on the philosophical notion of Europe and what reflection upon it can lend to the sphere of concrete politics.
SYRIZA’s leadership claims that the putative dilemma between war and peace, or between exiting austerity and staying in the Euro, is not exhaustive. The third possibility is neither war nor peace.
Leaving the EU could damage Britain’s economy, according to a major new report from a leading think tank.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill yesterday (23 March), appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside national stereotypes and work for a better European future.