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Trieste, the city which has survived centuries of seductive illusions.

“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German author and poet Hermann Hesse. “Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”

A legitimisation of radical right-wing ideology is taking place around the world. The world was shocked by the events in Charlottesville, America, and by Donald Trump’s failure to condemn racist violence.

Mancunian musician Mark Reeder arrived in Berlin in 1979 and never looked back.

As I think I’ve mentioned before, my wife Clara (who is in the process of becoming my ex-wife although we remain best of friends – a neat trick if you can pull it off and thus far we seem to be doing OK) grew up in Berlin both before and after the reunification of Germany.

‘We want tighter borders’ cried some in the media only to moan when Brits had to queue at passport control. Here Liz Gerard examines yet more media hypocrisy.

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when former Chancellor George Osborne was handed the role as Editor of London’s Evening Standard.

Social media went into overdrive when a BBC kids’ programme included a black centurion.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

Brexiteers have deluded themselves with a belief in the native pluck of the British which will eventually win the day.

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

A seamy, subversive, self confident city, Hamburg is also a symbol of an outward-looking Germany

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

The architect of the Labour’s introduction of student fees says the money charged is now nothing more than vice-chancellors profiteering

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

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 Will Of The People ... Once upon a time, I would have thought the phrase absurdly un-British’

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

The story of the Bosnian War is also the story of its football clubs which were ethnically cleansed along with the population

The haunting image of a ruined city is nothing new. Here we examine the horrors of urban warfare from Stalingrad to Mosul

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.

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

For some in Europe Brexit offers an opportunity to prize business away from London and the UK.

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

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

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.

The marmalade-eating bear is a symbol of refugees and shows how we should treat them.

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