Europe’s populists

Marine Le Pen poses a greater threat than Giorgia Meloni

At least to the European Union and the transatlantic alliance

Legal vacuum

Alexei Navalny’s lawyers are arrested

Vladimir Putin’s latest act of persecution


The EU’s response to the crisis in Israel exposes its limits

Whose foreign policy is it anyway?

From corruption to production

How a 31-year-old hopes to fix Ukraine’s state-owned defence giant

It won’t be easy, but nothing in Ukraine is

Tusk’s triumph

Poland gives pro-European liberals a big win

But the road back to the rule of law will be long and hard

Russia’s counter-counter-offensive

Now Russia is fighting to gain territory in the east of Ukraine

The battle for Avdiivka

The persistence of memory

A corner of Italy that is forever China

Despite decoupling


How rugby became a darling of Europe’s chauvinist right

The sport’s main attraction is that it isn’t football

Out of sight, out of mind

The EU’s endless search for a migration fix

An internal deal comes together while a cross-Mediterranean one falls apart

Winners and losers

Which EU country is winning our economic pentathlon?

We’ve ranked countries on five measures

German state elections

A boost for Germany’s right

Bavaria and Hesse re-elect Christian democrats and rebuke the country’s ruling coalition