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The more voters see of Emmanuel Macron, the less they like

29 April 2017 11:37

On Wednesday night, the two finalists in the French presidential election will meet for a head to head television debate,…

Islamism isn’t the only terror threat Germany is facing

28 April 2017 17:02

Since December, when Islamic terrorist Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, Germans have been waiting fearfully…

Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

France wants a new saviour. Will it be Macron or Le Pen?

25 April 2017 19:44

After having given themselves and the rest of us a fright, France’s voters have, by a worryingly small margin, stepped…

By ditching the National Front, Le Pen is playing Macron at his own game

24 April 2017 22:10

Everybody knows that Marine Le Pen can’t beat Emmanuel Macron, don’t they? What does she have to lose? Nothing, it…

An unlikely alliance of Communists and Catholics could yet spoil Macron’s coronation

24 April 2017 12:38

After their humiliation with Brexit and Donald Trump, the pollsters returned to form in France with their predictions of a…

The real winner of the French presidential election? François Hollande

23 April 2017 22:18

In the biggest comeback since Lazarus, French president François Hollande has installed Emmanuel Macron as his certain successor, with the…

‘A great victory for patriots!’ – the Le Pens hail their success in the French presidential election

23 April 2017 20:02

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday…

Macron and Le Pen win first round of the French presidential election, exit polls forecast

23 April 2017 19:24

It’s still rather a cheerful vibe at the French ambassador’s residence in sunny Kensington this evening. The crowd here would…

France’s deplorable election has unified voters in disgust

22 April 2017 11:23

I popped into the village pharmacy this morning with a prescription for valium. Not for me, I hasten to add,…

France braces itself for the backlash if Marine Le Pen triumphs

22 April 2017 11:10

With less than twenty four hours before polling booths open in France, the country’s security forces are on full alert…

We should jump at the chance to pay off the EU in euros

22 April 2017 8:45

Thirty billion? Fifty billion? Eighty billion, and we have to cover the cost of Jean-Claude Juncker’s martinis for the next…

Was the Borussia Dortmund bus bombing motivated by greed?

21 April 2017 12:54

It seems the rush to blame the Borussia Dortmund bus bombing on Islamist extremists was wrong. German police have now arrested a…

Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to talk about Islamic extremism could cost him dearly

21 April 2017 8:56

Last night, an Islamic terrorist opened fire with an assault rifle on a police van on the Champs Élysées in Paris,…

Could France’s Muslims win it for Jean-Luc Mélenchon?

18 April 2017 9:17

It was the 34th annual convention of France’s Muslims at the weekend in le Bourget, just north of Paris, and…

Erdogan keeps winning because his opponents never learn

17 April 2017 10:48

Istanbul President Erdogan hardly swept to victory yesterday. But with 51 per cent of the electorate turning out in favour…

How will the EU cope without Britain?

16 April 2017 9:00

Many EU officials would like to present the Brexit negotiations as a case of one nervous member, weak at the…

Confused by Emmanuel Macron’s beliefs? So is he

15 April 2017 17:26

Some people in Britain may be somewhat confused by Emmanuel Macron, leading candidate in the French presidential election, now just…

Sweden is divided in the wake of the Stockholm attack

13 April 2017 11:13

Last Friday, only hours after the terrorist attack in central Stockholm, police found themselves pelted by rocks in the city’s…

German football keeps calm and carries on

13 April 2017 9:54

Germany lost a football match but won a moral victory last night, when Borussia Dortmund were defeated 3-2 at home…

Emmanuel Macron is France’s Ed Miliband, not its Justin Trudeau

13 April 2017 9:28

President François Hollande was unable to fix France during his presidency, now expiring. Can he fix the French election by…

Stockholm reels from terror attack

7 April 2017 15:24

My family were two streets away from Drottninggatan when the hijacked truck was driven into pedestrians this afternoon. It’s the busiest shopping street…

The real significance of Theresa May’s meeting with Donald Tusk

6 April 2017 16:33

Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, has been in Downing Street this afternoon meeting with Theresa May. The…

Meet the London bankers voting for Le Pen

6 April 2017 15:00

With weeks to go until the French presidential election, the London branch of Marine Le Pen’s Front National are working hard. In the…

EU leaders like Guy Verhofstadt are proving Brexit was the right choice

5 April 2017 19:59

Only the EU, an organisation with four presidents, could have two ‘chief negotiators’ charged with agreeing the terms of Britain’s…