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When Wall Street and Silicon Valley come together a cautionary tale NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 8 Hours, 22 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 Day, 8 Hours, 57 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 Day, 9 Hours, 51 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 Day, 9 Hours, 59 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 Day, 19 Hours, 17 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) 2 Days, 13 Hours, 59 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) 3 Days, 11 Hours, 28 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...
The EU outers must win hearts and minds in 2017 | Michael Fabricant NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 4 Days, 8 Hours, 34 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) 4 Days, 11 Hours, 44 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) 4 Days, 17 Hours, 29 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) 4 Days, 23 Hours 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) 5 Days, 8 Hours, 51 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) 5 Days, 16 Hours, 29 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) 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 55 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) 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 17 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) 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 43 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) 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 32 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) 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 50 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) 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 9 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, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 25 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...