Eurosphere agenda: “EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world’s most accurate.

Romania: a social democratic anomaly in eastern Europe?


Romania should be the ideal playground for right-populist parties, but in its recent election it was the Social Democrats who left everyone else in the dust

EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday (15 December) for a one-day summit focussing on migration, security and Brexit.
The house where Adolf Hitler was born will remain standing, Austrian MPs have decided.
Five Star Movement: saviours of democracy?


Although thriving on the anti-establishment fervour across Italy and Europe, the prospect of a M5S government in Italy could be an unexpected impulse for democracy in the EU.

Five Star Movement leader, Beppe Grillo. Demotix/eidon photographers. Some rights reserved.

New Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni sworn in

Incoming Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni announces his cabinet and is sworn in by the president.

UK anti-terror ban on neo-Nazi group

National Action is to become the first far-right group to be banned under terrorism laws in the UK.

How complementary currencies can save Europe


The Eurozone — “flawed at birth” — is failing its member states. As paper money declines in importance, it must embrace the digital revolution.

Italy’s paradox: Renzi and the Five Star Movement


Matteo Renzi and Beppe Grillo may need each other if Italy is to free itself from a paralysing stalemate.

The dominance of Brexonomics


Fundamental political questions about the character and outlook of a post-Brexit Britain need to be answered before we worry about the specificities of economic sectors and trade relationships.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. Virginia Mayo/Press Association. All rights reserved.

The UK that woke up on the morning of 24 June was, first and foremost, a divided one. While the ‘Brexiteers’ celebrated their narrow victory that came so unexpected for many (including, in some notable instances, themselves), the Remainers began to lick their wounds. How, Remainers asked, could it be possible that a majority votes for Brexit even though all rational arguments pointed in the direction of a remain victory?

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