France

French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

Maryam Pougetoux was slammed by ministers who said the garment was 'shocking' and a manifestation of 'political Islam'.

French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

Opinion

When nation-states fail, moderate voices are silenced

The attack on Thessaloniki's mayor by angry youth is symptomatic of nation-state decay afflicting Greece and the region.

Iason Athanasiadis

by Iason Athanasiadis

Iason Athanasiadis

Voices

Italy's crumbling cliff-top town on brink of survival

Thousands of tourists flock to town as residents, politicians and artists seek UNESCO World Heritage protection status.

Civita di Bagnoregio: Race on to save 'dying town' of 12 people

Media

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled by EU Parliament over data scandal

Social network's boss met the European Parliament to explain how user data ended up in the hands of a consultancy.

France

Macron's biggest test: France's mighty unions

Emmanuel Macron, who plans to cut 120,000 public sector jobs, is on a collision course with France's trade unions.

Thousands of public workers protest against Macron's reforms

Europe

Italy's villages face economic crisis fuelled by austerity

Many doubt vow of populist parties in new coalition government to restore rights of working class Italians.

Russia

Putin critic quits as mayor over scrapping of elections

Yevgeny Roizman announces resignation, criticising the abolition of direct elections as a blow to democracy.

Yekaterinburg mayor resigns over scrapping of elections

Opinion

The populism and dystopia of Italy's new government

The Five Star - League alliance has won the 'cultural war' in Italy.

Vito Laterza

by Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

Counting the Cost

GDPR: How Europe's new Internet rules could change your life

New data protection laws in the European Union mean the Internet is about to change for millions of users.

Europe

UK government urged to get tough on suspect Russian money

The Foreign Affairs Committee report on Russian money in the UK calls on the government to close all loopholes and become less hospitable for suspect Russian money.

The Far Right

Austria cracks down on far-right Identitarian Movement

Analysts say arrests of Identitarians could be 'major blow' to the anti-migrant, anti-Muslim group.

Austria cracks down on far-right Identitarian Movement

Europe

Italy populist parties edge closer to government

Giuseppe Conte proposed as Italy PM as the country edges closer to a populist government.

Europe

Tributes paid to Grenfell victims at launch of inquiry

Many hope the process will answers questions on everybody's minds since the fire that claimed 72 lives in London last year.

Malta

FBI may testify in Malta journalist's murder trial

Court rejects attempt to bar American agents from giving evidence in Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder proceedings.

Malta: FBI may testify in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder trial

Opinion

'Be realistic, demand the impossible!'

How the events of 1968 transformed French society.

C J Polychroniou

by C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou