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Europe is going grey
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Milena Pavlova writes: Perhaps most critical is the fact that the share of...
Climate change and islands
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In Tuvalu, freshwater supply from reservoirs is already gradually being...
What’s behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?
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The recent European outbreaks have been recorded in areas with low vaccination...
Are NGOs responsible for the migration crisis?
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Antoine Pécoud: Frontex defends the right of governments to control...
Unions can ramp up pressure on May
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Despite a clear surge in support, unions now face the prospect of a weakened...
What’s next for the European left? | Simon Toubeau
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The electoral base of the left has fragmented. In France, the UK, the US and...
The fate of Europe depends on France | Richard Maher
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After last year’s Brexit vote, a Le Pen victory would signal that...
What the Dutch election means for Europe
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If the rise of far-right, anti-EU parties does pose an existential threat for...