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The EU outers must win hearts and minds in 2017 | Michael Fabricant NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 19 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
A Europe without Britain looks possible now, but the out campaign will need strong leadership, not Little Englanders at the helmAngry-looking grey men told they will lose campaignA starting pistol has been fired by the outgoing president of the Europ...
If I could choose one government policy? Id abolish tuition fees | Josie Long NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Free education is not a crazy dream; some countries already have it. We should too, or we face a future where the study of literature or art becomes a luxury available to the rich aloneWhen the government raised tuition fees, it made me angry and thi...
Apparently youre David Camerons boss so where should he start? | Open thread NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
After the prime ministers reply to José Manuel Barroso about whos in charge, why not tell us the jobs youd like him to get cracking onDavid Cameron has said that the British people are his only boss, in his reply to criticism from the presiden...
David Cameron has now passed the point of no return on Europe | Polly Toynbee NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 10 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The prime ministers impossible red lines on the EU will place him in the out camp in any referendumDavid Cameron has crossed the Rubicon. There is no going back. By proposing to limit free movement of labour from the EU he has planted himself on the...
The Guardian view on Swedens defences: is Nato inevitable? | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Russias submarine incursion shows Sweden can no longer feel as well protected from the outside world as it was during the cold warThere is an element of farce about the latest submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. A Russian miniature submarine...
On immigration, David Cameron has joined Ukips paranoia bandwagon | Suzanne Moore NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Days, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
José Manuel Barroso has exposed the PMs slapdash policy, which only replicates the anxiety of the electorateFirst I was bored, now I am just bemused. We have had months of talking nonstop about how we dont talk about immigration. Now we have e...
The Guardian view on Europes economic troubles | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 4 Days, 21 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Tumbling markets, anxieties over the viability of banks and differences over austerity show that the crisis in the eurozone is still very much with usSince the banking crash, Europe has been engaged in a long drawn out process of trying to shove a pr...
The Guardian view on immigration: worried towns, hollow promises | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
David Cameron is putting spin before substance on EU migration, and raising hopes that will be dashed. A smarter response would plough the real economic gains from migration back into affected communitiesIn this season of constitutional debate and ex...
Cameron is focusing so hard on EU migrants he is missing the bigger picture | Mary Dejevsky NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 6 Days, 4 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
As the Tories fight to prevent another loss to Ukip, the political appeal of addressing immigration from the EU is clear, but this is not where the biggest economic and social challenges lieDavid Cameron is trying to keep the Conservative Ukip tenden...
The Ebola outbreak this year that you wont have heard about | David Heymann NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 6 Days, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
In central Africa this summer, an infection was quickly contained the strategy that was used can teach us how to stop the current spreadAs the world has rightly focused on the response to the terrible outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and the new ca...
The Guardian view on Catalonian independence: heading for a crash | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 6 Days, 21 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Madrid and Barcelona should look to Britain and Canada for insight into how to deal both fairly and effectively with Catalans demand to secedeSpain has a complex and contradictory tradition as a multinational state. On the one hand there is the older...
Balkan nationalism has been reawoken by the attack of the drone | Andrej Nikolaidis NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 6 Days, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
This ill-tempered football war between Serbia and Albania will end like every other Balkan conflict with no clear winner and arguments over who started itSerbia v Albania violence: Uefa opens inquiryAll in all, it was just another brick in the wall...
Europeans have joined the US in bombing Isis but what comes next? | Natalie Nougayrède NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 20 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
It is a mistake to let Washington drive the anti-Isis strategy. This war is in Europes neighbourhoodFive European countries have so far been taking part in air raids against Islamic State (Isis): France, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.T...
Europe needs to change and using grassroots democracy is how we do it | Eduardo Maura NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
After four years of resistance, Podemos, Syriza and Left Unity are working to show there is an alternative to embedded elitesFor citizens across Europe, poverty and inequality have become as commonplace as they are unbearable. Poor quality jobs and m...
The Guardian view on putting together the new European commission: a difficult job well done | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Jean-Claude Juncker has picked his team, now endorsed by the European parliament. They must show their worthJean Monnet, one of the founders of the 1950s European project, used to say: Nothing is possible without men, but nothing lasts without instit...
Steve Bell on George Osborne and the eurozone cartoon NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
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Europes sea of death for migrants is a result of war and escalating inequality | Seumas Milne NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The carnage on our borders will only grow without a radical shift from an iniquitous and failed systemThe Mediterranean has become Europes sea of death. More than 3,000 refugees and migrants have already been killed this year trying to escape war and...
Germany is scrapping tuition fees why cant England? | Deborah Hermanns NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In Germany, fees were a brief experiment overthrown by popular protest. British students should start a mass campaign for free educationLast week, as the Conservative party conference got under way, Lower Saxony announced the scrapping of tuition fee...
Scotland and Catalonia are straws in the wind for the whole of Europe | Paul Mason NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Barcelonas defiance is just one more example of how resistance to the economic consensus is breaking out in unpredictable waysLast week, the Catalan parliament outlawed homophobia, imposing tough criminal penalties for hate speech and hate crime agai...
What will Ewa Kopacz do for Polish women? Think Margaret Thatcher | Agata Pyzik NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Given the need to keep Polands social conservatives sweet, the new PM knows not to rock the boat with any gender ideologyLadies and gentlemen, heres introducing the new Polish prime minister, Ewa Kopacz, who gave her inauguration speech on Wednesday.