France

For three decades of the last century, Jacques Cousteau was without doubt one of the best-known Frenchmen in the world.

Manufactured nostalgia always has a political end. Its aim is to create new foot soldiers for The New Vision.

Poor Brigitte Macron – the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.

Where the British were once favoured targets of French satirists, now we are ignored or pitied, says Have I Got News For You writer Nathaniel Tapley

Even without the complications of Brexit, Britain’s economy is in serious peril. But with attention elsewhere, is anyone in power actually listening?

An idea for a movie that once upon a time no one would buy – because it was too improbable.

The epitaph for the Battle of Passchendaele – as with so much of our understanding of the First World War – came from a British war poet. But what of their German counterparts? We explore the poetry that emerged from the other side of no-man’s land

What is at stake and what needs to change to ‘save the country’?

Since Brexit there has been a spike in homophobic hate crime. What are the reasons behind the worrying trend?

One hundred years ago, on July 31 1917, saw the start of the slaughter in that hell they called Passchendaele. Here’s why the battle still exerts such a hold on the national psyche...

The New European has finally decided to publish one of persistent Brexiteer Robert Miller’s letters. But was it worth the wait?

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

A burgeoning gay rights movement in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century was crushed by rising authoritarianism.

The British media has always failed in its coverage of European affairs.

The zealots who allow the Brexit fiasco to happen are diminishing the UK inch by inch, day by day.

Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation

Among the most extraordinary works of art are the Black Pictures of Francisco Goya Here is their story...

We Dutch used to make fun of the Germans and admire the Brits, says Vanessa Lamsvelt. Now, we find ourselves laughing at, not with, the UK

How did Brexit Britain lose the spirit of the 2012 Olympics?

British broadcasting’s big hitter who is still awaiting his rightful BBC inheritance.

It’s becoming clear what the British people want from Brexit. But they are not being given the option, says former PM Tony Blair

Prime Minister Theresa May has become a much diminished figure on the world stage

A vanity not evident in his years on the fringe has become visible.

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

Our culture correspondent on the filmmaker Francois Ozon, whose latest works veer from comparatively chaste to France’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey.

An ice cold San Miguel on a Spanish beach, or a glass of a Bordeaux in a Paris restaurant might seem like the ultimate in European drinks, but these ten classics are underrated examples of the continent’s cocktails, cordials and concentrates.

Shortly after the outbreak of WW2, a polemic was published identifying the “guilty men” who had led Britain to such a moment of weakness and peril. Now, following Brexit, a new version has been released.

Everyone is buying Europe just when Britain is selling

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