Opinion

On hate, refugees, and Bosnian elections

Unfortunate refugees have been sucked into Bosnia's petty political squabbles.

Lana Pasic

by Lana Pasic

Lana Pasic

Refugees

Migration to play key role in upcoming Swedish elections

Far-right Sweden Democrats have seen growing support in polls as campaign discourse focuses on refugees and migrants.

Migration to play key role in upcoming Swedish elections

Germany

German Deutsche Bank to slash more than 7,000 jobs

Germany's biggest lender to decrease workforce from 97,000 to 'well below' 90,000 as part of cost-cutting strategy.

Germany's Deutsche Bank to lay off more than 7,000 workers

Europe

Danes laugh off minister comments that Ramadan poses risks

Integration minister Inger Stoejberg advised Muslims should take leave during Ramadan to avoid safety risks to society.

Danes laugh off minister comments that Ramadan poses risks

Iran

Iran's leader to Europe: Fulfill demands or deal's dead

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issues demands to be met or Iran will re-start enriching uranium for nuclear programme.

Supreme leader: Europe must follow demands or deal's off

Skripal poisoning

Yulia Skripal: 'Assassination attempt turned my life upside down'

Daughter of ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal says their recovery from nerve agent attack has been 'slow and painful'.

Yulia Skripal: 'Assassination attempt turned my life upside down'

Italy

Italy nears populist government with PM pick's mandate

President Sergio Mattarella asks Giuseppe Conte to form what would be Italy's first populist government.

Italy nears populist government with mandate for PM pick Conte

Europe

Roma community outraged over Italy party leader's discrimination

Far-right leader routinely tweeted ethnic minority group are 'gypsy thieves' and that he will bulldoze their camps.

Belgium

Belgian prosecutors admit Kurdish refugee child killed by police

Prosecutors initially denied two-year-old girl was shot while chasing a van carrying refugees.

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.