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Who's saying what | 09/09/2014

Autonomy for eastern Ukraine?

Autonomy for eastern Ukraine?

The pro-Russian separatists are demanding a special status for the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk that would give them political, economic and cultural autonomy. Is this the birth of Putin's "New Russia”? » more

Who's saying what | 02/09/2014

Russia invading Donbas?

Russia invading Donbas?

Kiev has accused Russia of an invasion in eastern Ukraine. According to Nato reports around 1,000 Russian soldiers are currently operating on Ukrainian territory. Who can stop Moscow? » more

Who's saying what | 02/09/2014

Tougher Nato stance against Moscow?

Tougher Nato stance against Moscow?

In view of the Ukraine crisis some Nato members want to take tougher action against Russia and are calling for permanent bases in Eastern Europe. Is Putin forcing Nato to change its strategy? » more

Who's saying what | 26/08/2014

Holy warriors from Europe

Holy warriors from Europe

The man who murdered the US journalist James Foley is reportedly a 23-year-old from London. Intelligence agencies suspect that several hundred Europeans are fighting with the IS militias in the Middle East. What can be done to prevent the radicalisation of Muslims in Europe? » more

Who's saying what | 19/08/2014

Weapons for Kurds in Iraq

Weapons for Kurds in Iraq

In the fight against the terrorist group IS, the US and France are supplying arms to the Kurdish forces in Iraq. Other EU states also plan to offer military assistance. Can weapons bring peace? » more

Who's saying what | 19/08/2014

Acid test for the UK

Acid test for the UK

The Scots will vote on independence from the UK in mid-September. In the run-up to the referendum economic issues rather than patriotism and political self-determination dominate the discussion. What will independence cost? » more

Who's saying what | 14/08/2014

Fight against Ebola

Fight against Ebola

Ebola has claimed over 1,000 lives since the end of July. Millions are now being spent on emergency aid, and experimental drugs are being used to stop the virus from spreading. Has the world ignored the epidemic for too long? » more

Who's saying what | 12/08/2014

How authoritarian will Turkey become?

How authoritarian will Turkey become?

Erdoğan is Turkey's first directly elected president. He plans to play a bigger role in day-to-day politics than his predecessors and have the constitution amended to extend the powers of the presidency. Is Erdoğan securing absolute power for himself? » more

Who's saying what | 05/08/2014

EU sanctions against Russia

EU sanctions against Russia

The EU has imposed economic sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow has reacted with counter-sanctions and is threatening higher energy prices. Is an economic war in the offing? » more

Who's saying what | 06/08/2014

How anti-Semitic is Europe?

How anti-Semitic is Europe?

Across Europe people are taking to the streets to protest the escalation in the Middle East conflict. Amidst the criticism of Israel's military offensive anti-Semitic voices are gaining strength. Must Jews in Europe live in fear again? » more

Who's saying what | 05/08/2014

War in Gaza

War in Gaza

Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict have failed. Israel has withdrawn its ground troops, but the fighting with Hamas continues. Is there still a chance for a lasting truce? » more

Who's saying what | 23/07/2014

Airliner downed in eastern Ukraine

Airliner downed in eastern Ukraine

298 people were killed when a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down over the disputed region of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian and US authorities have blamed pro-Russian separatists for the attack and put the onus on Moscow to end the violence. Is the tide turning in the Ukraine conflict? » more

Who's saying what | 09/07/2014

Violence erupts in the Middle East

Violence erupts in the Middle East

After the murder of three Israeli youths and the presumed revenge killing of a young Palestinian, violence has flared in the Middle East. Does the peace process still have a chance? » more

Who's saying what | 03/07/2014

Curtains for Sarkozy in politics?

Curtains for Sarkozy in politics?

Illegal campaign donations, influence peddling and corruption: France's ex-president Sarkozy is at the centre of several official investigations and his arrest has rocked the country. Will the embattled politician be able to make a comeback? » more

Who's saying what | 01/07/2014

British ponder EU exit

British ponder EU exit

In the conflict over Juncker getting the top job in Brussels, British Prime Minister David Cameron has once again threatened to lead his country out of the EU. A referendum on a Brexit is planned for 2017. What consequences would this have for the UK - and Europe? » more

Who's saying what | 26/06/2014

Bugging operation against Polish Government

Bugging operation against Polish Government

Alleged secret recordings of top ministers' compromising conversations have rocked Polish politics. The opposition is calling for new elections, while the government sees itself as the victim of a conspiracy. What does this mean for the Tusk government? » more

Who's saying what | 17/06/2014

Islamists overrun Middle East

Islamists overrun Middle East

Islamists have brought large parts of Iraq and several provinces in Syria under their control and declared a caliphate. They are using brute force against people of other religions. Will the jihadists redraw the borders in the Middle East? » more

Who's saying what | 17/06/2014

Gas row between Moscow and Kiev

Gas row between Moscow and Kiev

The negotiations between Russia and Ukraine over unpaid bills and gas prices have failed. From now on Russia will only supply its neighbour with gas paid for in advance. Must Europe also fear for its gas supplies? » more

Who's saying what | 11/06/2014

Protests overshadow Fifa World Cup

Protests overshadow Fifa World Cup

Brazil plays host to the 2014 Copa do Mundo. But the country's otherwise passionate football fans have been demonstrating for months against expensive stadiums, mismanagement and corruption. Will the World Cup sink into chaos or appease the masses? » more

Who's saying what | 06/06/2014

Wrangling over top EU post

Wrangling over top EU post

After the EPP's election victory the European Parliament is backing the party's candidate Juncker for the post of Commission president. But the UK and other EU states are fiercely opposed to Juncker, a champion of deeper integration. Who will come out on top? » more

Who's saying what | 28/05/2014

Difficult task ahead for Poroshenko

Difficult task ahead for Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko is Ukraine's new president. Meanwhile separatists and government troops continue to fight in the east of the country. Can the pro-European oligarch bring peace? » more

Who's saying what | 22/05/2014

Dispute over the TTIP

Dispute over the TTIP

The EU and the US want to boost trade on both sides of the Atlantic by creating the world's largest free-trade zone. Critics point to the lack of transparency in the negotiations and fear social and environmental standards could suffer. What is the price of more trade? » more

Who's saying what | 13/05/2014

The spectre of deflation

The spectre of deflation

Fears of deflation are spreading in the Eurozone. The ECB has moved away from its prudent monetary policy and yet again cut the benchmark interest rate to an all-time low. Will the cheap money bring the desired upturn? » more

Who's saying what | 23/04/2014

Ukraine falling apart?

Ukraine falling apart?

Despite the Geneva de-escalation roadmap, pro-Russian separatists continue to occupy government buildings in many eastern Ukrainian cities. The US and Russia accuse each other of breaching agreements. How can the breakup of Ukraine be avoided? » more

Who's saying what | 08/04/2014

Erdoğan polarising Turkey

Erdoğan polarising Turkey

Despite the protests against Internet bans and corruption, Erdoğan's AKP has won a clear victory in Turkey's local elections. Is he dividing the rising nation with his authoritarian course? » more

Who's saying what | 02/04/2014

Will Hollande get France back on track?

Will Hollande get France back on track?

After the Socialists' defeat in municipal elections in France, President Hollande has replaced the PM and nominated a new cabinet. Can he lead the country out of the crisis with this government shake-up? » more

Who's saying what | 26/03/2014

Russia inspires fear among its neighbours

Russia inspires fear among its neighbours

Following Russia's annexation of Crimea, the Baltic states worry that similar scenarios could play out in their predominantly Russian-speaking regions. In Poland, fears of a war dominate the headlines. Must Europe view Moscow as a threat? » more

Who's saying what | 21/03/2014

France embroiled in "Sarkogate"

France embroiled in "Sarkogate"

Recorded phone conversations are said to document the illegal influence of France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy on members of the judiciary. Meanwhile the ruling Socialist government is caught up in contradictions over when it became aware of the phone tapping. Are the country's two largest parties self-destructing? » more

Who's saying what | 12/03/2014

Will Crimea become Russian?

Will Crimea become Russian?

The predominantly Russian-speaking population of Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favour of the peninsula joining Russia. Is the referendum an expression of the people's will or a ruse to legitimise Putin's aspirations for power? » more

Who's saying what | 05/03/2014

Russia fans fears of war

Russia fans fears of war

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is coming to a head: Russia's upper house of parliament has approved troop deployments in Ukraine and armed men have occupied the Crimean parliament and surrounded military bases. How can war in the east of Europe be prevented? » more

Who's saying what | 25/02/2014

Upheaval in Ukraine

Upheaval in Ukraine

Following violent clashes on the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian parliament has ousted President Yanukovych. His former rival Tymoshenko will run against Vitali Klitschko in early elections at the end of May. Will the EU come to the aid of the financially ailing country? » more

Who's saying what | 19/02/2014

Europe votes

Europe votes

Between 22 and 25 May 2014 the Europeans will elect members of the European Parliament for the eighth time. This is the first European election since the start of the euro crisis, and anti-European parties are expected to make headway. Will Europeans punish governments for their crisis policies? » more

Who's saying what | 12/02/2014

Europe commemorates World War I

Europe commemorates World War I

The First World War began 100 years ago. The conflict radically changed the face of Europe and left an indelible mark on the 20th century. Amid hero worship, nostalgia and historical awareness, how is Europe commemorating the Great War? » more

Who's saying what | 06/02/2014

The Olympics in Russia

The Olympics in Russia

Putin has countered criticism of his human rights policy by granting amnesty to imprisoned members of the opposition like Khodorkovsky. Will his charm offensive work its magic at the Winter Olympics in Sochi? » more

Who's saying what | 28/01/2014

Revolt in Ukraine

Revolt in Ukraine

The violent protests in Ukraine continue unabated. The demonstrators are calling for President Viktor Yanukovych to step down and want the country to move closer to the EU. Will the opposition have its way or are more clashes yet to come? » more

Who's saying what | 28/01/2014

Struggle for peace in Syria

Struggle for peace in Syria

Syria's conflicting parties are seeking common ground for the first time, with the help of international mediators. Do the Geneva II peace talks hold the promise of an end to the bloodshed after three years of civil war? » more

Who's saying what | 14/01/2014

Athens hopes for change

Athens hopes for change

After years of crisis, Athens now sees itself on the path to economic recovery. Will it really be able to get by without further EU bailouts in the year of its EU Council presidency? Or will the Samaras government lose the trust of the austerity-weary Greeks? » more

Who's saying what | 10/01/2014

Trial of strength for Erdoğan

Trial of strength for Erdoğan

Turkey is being rocked by a corruption scandal six months before its presidential elections. Following arrests of persons close to the government, Prime Minister Erdoğan has started sacking those responsible in the police force and judiciary. Is he stumbling on the road to becoming president or expanding his power base? » more

Who's saying what | 10/12/2013

Freedom of movement divides Europe

Freedom of movement divides Europe

Workers from Bulgaria and Romania may settle wherever they like in the EU starting January. Countries like Germany and Britain fear a rise in poverty-related migration. Is the right to freedom of movement in Europe now in danger? » more

Who's saying what | 11/12/2013

Row over prostitution ban

Row over prostitution ban

Following Sweden's example, France wants to penalise prostitutes' clients, and other countries are likewise planning to tighten their laws. Can such measures prevent forced prostitution and human trafficking in Europe? » more

Who's saying what | 20/11/2013

Ukraine torn between East and West

Ukraine torn between East and West

Kiev has shelved the EU association agreement shortly before it was to be signed. The Ukrainian people are still demanding stronger ties with the West. Will Kiev now permanently align itself with Moscow, or do EU supporters still have a chance? » more

Who's saying what | 16/05/2013

Pressure on Hollande grows

Pressure on Hollande grows

Persistent negative economic data, unpopular tax hikes and a lack of political success have made François Hollande the most unpopular French president of all time. Can he stay in office and change course despite growing public anger? » more

Who's saying what | 30/10/2013

US spying on its allies

US spying on its allies

The NSA has apparently been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top politicians across the globe for years. The press discusses how far US intelligence services should be allowed to go and how Europe should react to digital espionage. » more

Who's saying what | 21/10/2013

Right-wing populists on the rise

Right-wing populists on the rise

Anti-European and far-right parties have gained ground in recent elections in several countries. Will the populists benefit in the 2014 European elections from austerity dictates, economic hardship and the waning popularity of the traditional parties? » more

Who's saying what | 08/10/2013

Europe's controversial refugee policy

Europe's controversial refugee policy

After the Lampedusa refugee tragedy, the worst to date, the EU's restrictive asylum and immigration policy has come under fire. Will Europe now agree on a more united and supportive approach to dealing with refugees? » more

Who's saying what | 02/10/2013

Coalition poker in Germany

Coalition poker in Germany

After its victory in the German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance is looking for a new coalition partner. Will the changes in government also bring about a change in Germany's European policy? » more

Who's saying what | 17/09/2013

Wrangling over Syria's chemical weapons

Wrangling over Syria’s chemical weapons

The US and Russia have reached an agreement on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon arsenals, which are to be eliminated by mid-2014. Will Assad's regime adhere to the requirements and forestall a US military strike? » more

Who's saying what | 05/09/2013

Parliamentary elections in Germany

Parliamentary elections in Germany

The TV debate between Chancellor Merkel and her opponent Steinbrück kicked off the key phase of the German election campaign. The press speculates on the outcome of the election on September 22 and weighs up the potential consequences for Europe's crisis policy. » more

Who's saying what | 27/08/2013

Escalation in the Syrian civil war

Escalation in the Syrian civil war

Following reports of a poison gas attack near Damascus, the US is considering a military strike against Bashar al-Assad's regime. What can an international intervention achieve in the Syrian conflict? » more

Who's saying what | 27/08/2013

Egypt in the hands of the military

Egypt in the hands of the military

Egypt's generals are tightening their hold on power after toppling the elected president Morsi, and the security forces are ruthlessly cracking down on the Muslim Brothers. Is a peaceful transition in the cards, or is the country sinking into chaos and violence? » more

Who's saying what | 12/08/2013

Media and the digital revolution

Media and the digital revolution

Journalism is undergoing profound changes worldwide. Newspaper readers are turning to the Internet and undermining old business models, while publishers are selling off their most prestigious papers. What is the future of the media in the digital age? » more

Who's saying what | 01/08/2013

Peace talks in the Middle East

Peace talks in the Middle East

After three years of silence the Israelis and Palestinians have resumed talks aimed at the peaceful settlement of their conflict. They have agreed to make another attempt at a two-state solution, with the US acting as mediator. Is there a chance of lasting peace? » more

Who's saying what | 26/07/2013

Bulgaria demands genuine change

Bulgaria demands genuine change

For weeks thousands have been demonstrating in Sofia against sleaze, corruption and the new government. Only last May demonstrators had already hounded Premier Borisov out of office. Will Bulgaria's civil society bring about genuine democratic change this time? » more

Who's saying what | 05/07/2013

Upheaval in Egypt

Upheaval in Egypt

The rule of the Muslim Brotherhood is over. Egypt's military has toppled the elected President Morsi and announced new elections. Will the coup radicalise the Islamists, and what is in store for Egypt's fledgling democracy? » more

Who's saying what | 12/06/2013

Outrage over global spying

Outrage over global spying

The espionage programmes of the US and the UK have met with harsh criticism in Europe. The US is chasing whistleblower Edward Snowden, who uncovered operations for spying on European citizens and institutions. How much surveillance can a constitutional state take? » more

Who's saying what | 05/06/2013

Uprising against Erdoğan

Uprising against Erdoğan

Protests against a building project in Istanbul are turning into a nationwide rebellion against Prime Minister Erdoğan and his increasingly authoritarian, Islamic policies. The state power is striking back with brute force. Is this the dawn of a "Turkish Spring"? » more

Who's saying what | 04/06/2013

Is Croatia fit for the EU?

Is Croatia fit for the EU?

Croatia will join the European Union on July 1. Critics castigate the country for corruption and economic stagnation, while Croats view their accession to the crisis-ridden Union with scepticism. The press discusses whether the Balkan state is ready for membership. » more

Who's saying what | 08/05/2013

Austerity policy on trial

Austerity policy on trial

Leading European politicians are campaigning for fiscal stimulus measures instead of austerity, the EU is more lenient with deficit deviants and crisis-hit countries are gaining more time to repay their loans. Is Europe abandoning its austerity policy in view of the ongoing recession? » more

Who's saying what | 11/04/2013

Germany's controversial role in the crisis

Germany's controversial role in the crisis

Anger at the "austerity dictates" and fears of German dominance over the continent are growing in Europe's crisis states. Is Germany a power-hungry profiteer of the crisis or a role model and saviour of the euro? » more

Who's saying what | 18/04/2013

Europe fights tax evasion

Europe fights tax evasion

After the revelations of the offshore leaks scandal the EU is ramping up its battle against tax evasion. Luxembourg has eased its banking secrecy, while Austria is still debating the issue. Are tax havens soon to be a thing of the past? » more

Who's saying what | 19/06/2012

Civil war raging in Syria

Civil war raging in Syria

The Syria conflict has now claimed more than 100,000 lives. Border skirmishes and streams of refugees are taking their toll on the country's neighbours, while all efforts at finding peace have failed. The press discusses military intervention and the danger of the region sliding into chaos. » more

Who's saying what | 25/04/2013

New terror shocks US

New terror shocks US

The bloody bomb attack in Boston has shaken public life in the US like no other event since 9/11. Once again, the attackers' motive is said to be Islamist ideology. How will the US meet this new terror at home? » more

Who's saying what | 03/04/2013

North Korea's threats

North Korea's threats

Since carrying out its third nuclear test in February, North Korea has repeatedly threatened war. As the UN steps up sanctions against Pyongyang, South Korea and the US are preparing for the worst. But how dangerous is North Korea's sabre rattling? » more

Who's saying what | 31/03/2013

Who's to pay for Cyprus's bailout?

Who's to pay for Cyprus's bailout?

Savers were meant to participate in the Cyprus bailout deal, but the country's parliament rejected the scheme. Now the banks themselves and their larger customers will have to pay up. The press discusses which bailout concepts are fair and why the entire Eurozone is worried about little Cyprus. » more

Who's saying what | 08/03/2013

Italy crippled by political stalemate

Italy crippled by political stalemate

Bersani's centre-left alliance has won the parliamentary elections in Italy. But the success of Grillo's protest party and the Berlusconi camp is making it difficult to form a government. Are Italy's populists now making Europe pay the price for the austerity dictates? » more

Who's saying what | 27/02/2013

Bulgarians rebel against the system

Bulgarians rebel against the system

Demonstrations against high electricity prices in Bulgaria have turned into mass protests against the system. Faced with mounting unrest, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and his cabinet have resigned. Will a new government break the cycle of poverty and corruption? » more

Who's saying what | 22/02/2013

Power changes hands in the Vatican

Power changes hands in the Vatican

Benedict XVI has become the first pope to voluntarily resign in 700 years. The press discusses what this means for the Church, and who will replace the traditionalist Benedict: a younger pope, a more modern one, or perhaps a non-European? » more

Who's saying what | 24/01/2013

Slovenians take to the streets

Slovenians take to the streets

For months Slovenia's citizens have been protesting against cuts in social services and corrupt politicians. The mayor of Maribor has been forced to resign and the government is tottering. Will the Slovenians accomplish what the indignant Spaniards failed to achieve? » more

Who's saying what | 14/02/2013

Corruption scandal in Spain

Corruption scandal in Spain

High-ranking officials from Spain's conservative People's Party reportedly received money from party slush funds over a period of several years. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is also under suspicion. Is the government of the crisis-stricken country on the verge of collapse? » more

Who's saying what | 21/01/2013

Is France falling behind?

Is France falling behind?

Lacking competitiveness, a stalling economy, high unemployment: many commentators see France as one of Europe's biggest problem children and stress the need for structural reforms. » more

Who's saying what | 08/11/2012

EU budget new bone of contention

EU budget new bone of contention

The EU states are at odds over the budget for 2014-2020. The Commission and Parliament want to increase the budget while net contributors are calling for drastic cuts. The press sees the EU facing another test of endurance. » more

Who's saying what | 25/01/2013

Islamist violence in Africa

Islamist violence in Africa

French troops are fighting against Islamist rebels in Mali, while in the Sahara the Algerian army freed hundreds of people taken hostage by radical Islamists. How can Europe control the terror on its own doorstep? » more

Who's saying what | 31/01/2013

Cultural clash over gay marriage

Cultural clash over gay marriage

France's Socialists want to introduce marriage and adoption rights for gays. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to oppose or support the move. The press discusses what is more important: equal rights for everyone or the inviolability of the traditional family. » more

Who's saying what | 24/01/2013

Cameron flexes his muscles

Cameron flexes his muscles

Britain is being stubborn: first Cameron blocked the budget negotiations and called for amendments to the EU treaties, and then he announced a referendum on the UK's EU membership. The press speculates about the country exiting the European Union. » more

Who's saying what | 20/09/2012

Austerity jeopardises social peace

Austerity jeopardises social peace

Europe's crisis-stricken countries are introducing harsh austerity measures to reduce their debts. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets to protest against social cuts. The press sees social peace in Europe under threat. » more

Who's saying what | 17/12/2012

Mursi divides Egypt

Mursi divides Egypt

In Egypt, the judiciary, the opposition and the liberal citizens are rebelling against President Mursi. They fear that the democratically elected Muslim Brother is unduly extending his powers and Islamising the country. Is the Egyptian revolution now entering a second round? » more

Who's saying what | 16/11/2012

Austerity driving Greece to despair

Austerity driving Greece to despair

Even after receiving five bailout packages Greece is still facing bankruptcy. While its creditors are losing their patience, a growing number of Greeks are rebelling against the cuts. The press paints a dark picture of the future of the country. » more

Who's saying what | 06/12/2012

Mid-East conflict flares up anew

Mid-East conflict flares up anew

Just after the fiercest escalation the Gaza conflict has seen in years, the UN upgraded Palestine, making it an observer state. Israel responded by announcing the construction of further settlements. What does this portend for the peace process? » more

Who's saying what | 19/10/2012

Separatists on the rise

Separatists on the rise

Catalonia's government is pushing for separation from Spain, the Scots will vote on independence in a referendum and in Flanders the nationalists are gaining ground. Do separatists pose a threat to European unity? » more

Who's saying what | 16/10/2012

Europe tames its banks

Europe tames its banks

The EU wants to establish a banking union to break the vicious circle of private and public debt. Is this the next step on the path to political union or is the Eurozone manoeuvring itself into a mutualisation of debt that could prove fatal? » more

Who's saying what | 07/08/2012

Crisis countries pin their hopes on ECB

Crisis countries pin their hopes on ECB

Spain and Italy are having trouble getting hold of fresh cash and want the ECB to purchase government bonds to finance their debts. ECB head Mario Draghi wants this help to be contingent on the fulfilment of tough conditions. But is saving the euro really the task of the central bank? » more

Who's saying what | 15/06/2012

Spain in the banking crisis

Spain in the banking crisis

Spain is to receive billions from the euro bailout fund to get its ailing banks back on their feet, although it won't have to fulfil comprehensive austerity requirements. How long can Europe afford these major rescue operations? » more

Who's saying what | 12/06/2012

Greece puts the Eurozone to the test

Greece puts the Eurozone to the test

Europe's austerity dictates are polarising Greece. After attempts at forming a government failed, supporters of the austerity measures achieved a majority in fresh elections. Can the next government stabilise the crisis-ridden country and keep it in the Eurozone? » more

Who's saying what | 02/07/2012

The row over debt mutualisation

The row over debt mutualisation

Europe's crisis countries are pushing for the mutualisation of Eurozone debt, a plan Germany rejects before central control over national budgets has been established. Must the euro states relinquish sovereignty to save the single currency? » more

Who's saying what | 21/09/2012

Criticism of Islam and freedom opinion

Criticism of Islam and freedom opinion

An anti-Islam film from the US has sparked violent protest around the world, while European magazines have followed up with satirical cartoons. When do we draw the line on freedom of opinion: when religious sentiments are offended, when lives are endangered – or not at all? » more

Who's saying what | 14/02/2012

Arabs fight for freedom

Arabs fight for freedom

Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans have shaken off their rulers and a civil war is raging in Syria. What are the chances of these countries becoming democratic, and what role can the West play? » more

Who's saying what | 13/07/2012

Power struggle in Romania

Power struggle in Romania

A power struggle has been raging in Romania between the government and President Băsescu since Prime Minister Ponta came to office in early May. The referendum on Băsescu's impeachment initiated by the cabinet has failed, but according to the press it leaves the country divided. » more

Who's saying what | 17/02/2012

Resistance to Hungarian government

Resistance to Hungarian government

Hungary's right-wing conservative government is under massive pressure: while protestors accuse it of violating democratic principles and driving the country to ruin, the EU Commission has launched legal proceedings against it for breach of treaty. Prime Minister Orbán's concessions appear decidedly cosmetic. » more

Who's saying what | 14/03/2012

Ways out of the debt crisis

Ways out of the debt crisis

The Eurozone countries have agreed on a second, 130-billion-euro bailout package for Greece and signed a fiscal pact with other EU countries. The press discusses how much budgetary discipline is called for and who will foot the bill in the end. » more

Who's saying what | 31/01/2012

The world protests

The world protests

The US movement Occupy Wall Street has inspired demonstrations against the power of the financial sector around the world, giving new force in Europe above all to protests in the crisis countries. What is the outlook for the fledgling protest movement? » more

Who's saying what | 11/06/2012

Kick-off in Eastern Europe

Kick-off in Eastern Europe

Poland and Ukraine are co-hosting the Euro 2012 football championship, which for the first time since the fall of communism is taking place in Eastern Europe. Kiev is being harshly criticised for the imprisonment of opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko. How should politicians and fans react to the tournament? » more

Who's saying what | 13/02/2012

Europe's speed

Europe's speed

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has revived the idea of a two-speed Europe, with the group of Eurozone countries moving ahead while the remaining EU states follow behind. But is it at all possible to deepen integration in the Eurozone without splitting up the Union? » more

Who's saying what | 14/02/2012

Nuclear energy on trial

Nuclear energy on trial

After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Germany, Italy and Switzerland have bid farewell to nuclear power, while other countries are discussing its merits. Will this make Europe a safer place or just make electricity more expensive? » more

Who's saying what | 13/02/2012

Greece in dire straits

Greece in dire straits

Greece was badly hit this year by the global financial crisis and local mismanagement. While the gaping budget deficit undermined the stability of the euro, drastic austerity measures exacerbated Greek fears of social decline. All of Europe was caught up in the crisis read the commentaries here. (You can find current texts on this topic at Ways out of the debt crisis.) » more

Who's saying what | 30/11/2011

Consequences of an attack

Consequences of an attack

The bloody attacks in Oslo and Utøya have shaken Europe. The press praises Norway for its calm response to the drama and calls for greater awareness of the dangers of right-wing populism, as well as an open debate on integration. » more

Who's saying what | 31/05/2011

Fears of a nuclear disaster

Fears of a nuclear disaster

The badly damaged reactors of the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant are still not under control. While the levels of radioactivity continue to rise in Japan, the threat of another catastrophe like that in Chernobyl is spreading fear all over the world. » more

Who's saying what | 12/05/2011

Europe at odds over refugees

Europe at odds over refugees

Vast numbers of people leave their home countries for Europe in search of a better life each year. However the EU states are at odds about how to deal with the refugees and are trying to shift the burden of responsibility on to each other's shoulders, writes the press. » more

Who's saying what | 17/12/2010

Wikileaks on trial

Wikileaks on trial

How far can investigative journalism go? In publishing secret US cables Wikileaks has sparked a debate on the freedom of opinion and the right to information. » more

Who's saying what | 14/12/2010

Europe and Islam

Europe and Islam

Right-wing populists are celebrating success after success, the fear of Islam is growing and all Europe is discussing integration. Follow the debate with us. » more

Who's saying what | 28/11/2010

Contentious issue: The Roma

Contentious issue: The Roma

With its deportations of Roma France has triggered a debate about the situation of the largest minority within the EU. The EU Commission also intervened and threatened to take legal action against France. Follow the voices and commentaries in Europe's press here. » more

Who's saying what | 17/08/2010

New tensions in the Gaza conflict

New tensions in the Gaza conflict

Relations between Turkey and Israel hit a low point following Israel's attack on an aid flotilla for Gaza in June. Read how Europe's press appraised the consequences of the attack in the subsequent weeks. » more

Who's saying what | 13/07/2010

The World Cup moves Europe

The World Cup moves Europe

At the FIFA World Cup in South Africa the main focus was on noisy vuvuzelas, the poor performance of various teams and the positive impact of the tournament on the host country. Read the commentaries on the first African World Cup. » more

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