Ireland

As ambitions go, Lee Humphries’ is an unusual, if lofty, one – to ascend the highest points of 100 different countries. As he crests the halfway mark in his quest, he explains all to Julian Shea.

“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.”

Our culture correspondent on an author reaping the rewards of authentic language, gripping life stories and taking inspiration from a murderous poodle.

The wind has no respect for borders, politics or humans. Here literary correspondent CHARLIE CONNELLY tracks one author’s trek across Europe in search of gales, breezes and hurricanes

The European Union’s starry logo glistens in the sun on a plaque by a roundabout just outside Longford, a market town about 80 miles from Dublin in the Irish Midlands.

Labour has traditionally not stood candidates in Northern Ireland. But on the back of the Tory-DUP deal that might be about to change

Another week, another great issue packed with news, Brexit analysis and brilliant features on art, culture, travel and food.

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

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

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

Five books of remarkable journeys by remarkable people.

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

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

Not quite ready to laugh about Brexit? This 1960s comic classic brilliantly captures a sense of the undeniable farce the referendum vote has triggered

The Euratom row lays bare the innate flaws of Brexit. But it also gives pro-Europeans their biggest chance yet to regain the initiative

The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator has demanded the government clarifies its position on citizens’ rights and stumps up a Brexit divorce bill.

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

Things are now so grim in Brexit Britain - there is no hero riding to the rescue – but it’s not too late to rethink

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

Deep in the Arctic is a vault built to help save the world from disaster. But it may not be as secure as we had hoped

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.

How an emboldened Parliament can halt the descent to Brexit chaos

The governments of Catalonia and Spain have set themselves on a collision course over the issue of independence.

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

Centrists are desperately hoping for the emergence of a Macron-like leader in the UK. It won’t happen, and wouldn’t work anyway

Where can I buy The New European? What stories are in the latest issue of The New European?

Are Swedes good for your health? Our culture correspondent on Scandinavian philosophy which – it is claimed – can help you live longer

The idea that we can become an exporting power house simply by leaving the customs union is yet another Brexit delusion

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