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The Guardian view on protests against taxing the internet in Hungary: Europe needs to show its support | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 14 Minutes ago
The net is the last platform for criticism and dissent in Hungary. Europe should back the protests against taxes that would limit its useHungarians came out on the streets of Budapest and other cities this week demonstrating against prime minister Vi...
Sturgeons Euro gambit could galvanise another Scottish independence tilt | Ruth Wishart NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 2 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Nicola Sturgeons bid for a Scottish veto over a European exit further defines SNP politics as a Ukip-free zoneNicola Sturgeons bid to let the four home nations have an individual say on whether to stay in the European Union has met with a predictably...
A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Day, 22 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western unilateralismWhere is the end of history now? Across three continents, conflicts are multiplying. An arc of war, foreign intervention and state breakdown stre...
Natacha Bouchart is wrong: Britain is no El Dorado for asylum seekers | Philippe Marlière NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Days, 1 Hour, 46 Minutes ago
The mayor of Calais is misguided to suggest that migrants are prepared to die for benefits. The UK has welcomed far fewer than some of its EU partnersCourtesy of Natacha Bouchart, the mayor of Calais, Britains rightwing press has had a field day. Spe...
Britons arent uniquely ignorant, most countries have got their facts wrong | Bobby Duffy NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The index of ignorance raises not only a wry smile, but questions over why peoples perceptions are so far from realityDatablog: you are probably wrong about almost everythingWe know from past surveys that people in Britain are wildly wrong on many ba...
The two angry men on Europes borders: loud, proud, and impossible to ignore | Natalie Nougayrède NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
How to deal with Russias Putin and Turkeys Erdogan? Its a diplomatic conundrum no one has yet answeredTwo angry men. They govern large countries that border Europe. They rail against the west, which is at great pains to find the right way to deal wit...
The Guardian view on the refugee crisis: Europe must meet this moral challenge | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 3 Days, 9 Minutes ago
There are practical steps that can be taken to help thousands of desperate peopleThe British governments refusal to support search and rescue missions to save refugees in the Mediterranean is an outrageous and immoral act. It suggests a government so...
Iceland is great for women, but its no feminist paradise | Annadís Greta Rúdólfsdóttir NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 3 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Though we have the smallest gender gap between men and women, pay disparity proves we are not yet equalOn Tuesday it was reported that Iceland has topped the charts for the sixth consecutive year as the country with the smallest gender gap between me...
The Guardian view on Ukraines elections: farewell to the old politics | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 3 Days, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The voters have made their democratic choices. Vladimir Putin and his followers must respect themThe Ukrainian parliamentary elections have confirmed the countrys pro-European orientation and drawn into government a wide range of representatives of t...
Tony Benn the new face of the Tories | Steve Richards NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes ago
No wonder our Thatcherite prime minister cant win over much of his party on the European Union. Theyre closet BennitesCameron wont pay new EU bill! Cameron might threaten to pull out of the EU! The exclamations erupt once more, but while the focus is...
The Conservative party must not pander to Ukip hysteria about Europe | Sajjad Karim NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 3 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
We will lose most of the electorate and damage British interests if we dont seize the chance to reform the European UnionA month ago, after the Scottish people voted against independence, the main three political parties promoted the prospect of grea...
This crude assault on Europe strikes at the very heart of Enlightenment values | Will Hutton NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 20 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The Ukip/Tory rhetoric on EU immigration strikes at the very values that make us quintessentially EuropeanMore countries crowd into the worlds smallest continent Europe than any other. There are 49 of us (not including Russia) locked into a relativ...
When Wall Street and Silicon Valley come together a cautionary tale NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 5 Days, 23 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Increasingly, to oppose tech innovation is akin to defaulting on Enlightenment values. But there is a dark side to this gospel of digitalisation when it is closely aligned with financial motivesFor seven years, weve been held hostage to two kinds of...
In his anger, Cameron has made Britain a toxic brand | Jonathan Freedland NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 26 Minutes ago
The prime minister rages at the EUs £1.7bn bill, but his miscalculations have lost Britain vital allies in EuropeAnger suits David Cameron. Its one of the modes he does well. He is skilled at contrition his Bloody Sunday apology was the moment...
The Guardian view on the European Union budget demand: messing with the national interest | Editorial NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
Either David Cameron sought this battle or he was asleep on the job. It is hard to say which is worseThere are two sensible things to say about the UK economys third-quarter growth rate of 0.7%, announced today . The first is that it shows the econom...
Its 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down. Now Germany must be bold | Anne McElvoy NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Hour, 29 Minutes ago
Angela Merkel has helped turn a unified Germany into a great country. It must start acting like oneA quarter of a century ago I went for a beer with a friend from East Berlin. We downed our frothy brew in the Märkischer Markt, a stroll from Chec...
How to dodge the EU budget bombshell | Hugh Muir NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
It may be nothing more than a technocratic adjustment, but the political implications are huge. Can Cameron meet the challenge with more than an angrily shaken fist?Lets begin at the end. If we get to an EU, in-out, hokey cokey-style referendum, I th...
A British teenager has been murdered abroad why is David Cameron so quiet? | Stella Creasy NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Cameron has intervened over the killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand, but for Tyrell Matthews-Burton he does nothing. There is no consistencyI want people to know Tyrells life was important and that his death was senseless, unnec...
Nigel Farage needs a Polish rightwinger in his Euro group because money talks | Mark Wallace NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Robert Iwaszkiewicz helps Ukips European parliamentary group qualify for funding, so any indiscretions are forgottenIt has been an eventful week for Ukip. First, it released a calypso performed by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read. Then it saved its group...