Europe’s Hard-Core Problem by Harold James

Europe’s Hard-Core Problem by Harold James

With populism endemic in its periphery, the European Union is clearly in a period of deep uncertainty. If EU leaders are ever going to right the ship, they will need to identify the root cause of today’s instability, which is not so much about economics or immigration as it is about de facto Franco-German leadership. […]

Europe’s 11 best cities for vegans revealed

Europe’s 11 best cities for vegans revealed

Veganism – a term which once evoked the notion of soggy lentils, hemp jumpers, dodgy tattoos and smelly armpits. These days, however, it’s a lifestyle that’s been embraced by everyone from Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to Beyonce to Miley Cyrus. In short, it rarely gets the sneery side-eye, it’s widely celebrated. Trendy even. As […]

Six amazing cruises to Europe’s best Christmas markets

Six amazing cruises to Europe’s best Christmas markets

The Christmas markets cruising season will soon be in full swing. When you’ve had your fill of glühwein in souvenir mugs it’s easy to sidestep Europe’s more touristy markets to shop for vintage goods, contemporary designs and quality foodstuffs. Want to make your money go further? Consider making those gift-list ticks outside the eurozone, in […]

Europe’s Brighteye Ventures closes €50M fund to invest in edtech startups

Europe’s Brighteye Ventures closes €50M fund to invest in edtech startups

Brighteye Ventures , a relatively new European VC dedicated to investing in edtech startups, is announcing that it has closed a €50 million first fund. Eyeing up a slice of the estimated $6 trillion annual education market globally, which, arguably has seen modest digital disruption to date, the firm says it will lead or participate […]

How Catalonia’s crisis is turning into a European problem

How Catalonia’s crisis is turning into a European problem

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. After helping engineer a political showdown that triggered a constitutional crisis in Spain, deposed Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont did what many renegade politicians do: […]

Morocco’s gag on dissent in Rif region fuels exodus to Europe | World news

Morocco’s gag on dissent in Rif region fuels exodus to Europe | World news

In Hoceima’s Mohammed VI Square – the scene of year-long unrest in this clifftop city in northern Morocco – a giant rainbow can be seen in the sky above the Mediterranean. On the ground, however, the lives of the ethnic Amazigh people in the impoverished Rif region are less colourful. Officers in riot gear pack […]

George Friedman: Europe border issues

George Friedman: Europe border issues

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"????> Juan Medina/Reuters The European Union promised universal prosperity if everyone suspended the question of borders and ignored their identities. It was a good bargain. But times have changed, and economic problems make borders much more important. Almost all current nations in Europe have border issues and some parts that want to be […]