Bulgaria

The Balkan country's emergence from its own peculiar brand of communism has been long and faltering. STAN ABBOTT visits and finds a people still yearning for a brighter future

PETER TRUDGILL on how some unlikely connections between European languages emerged after 2,000 years

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

Theresa May has tried to convince us all she is just like batsman Geoffrey Boycott, but - as MICHAEL WHITE explains - on Tuesday her side lost three wickets.

PETER TRUDGILL on some familiar celebratory Balkan phrases, and how they reflect the region's complex linguistic history

The PM is gambling on an appeal to Labour but she could still get her cards from the Tories

Trials for a new heart drug has been halted due to fears over Brexit.

In the Western Balkans the EU can get back to basics - creating a safer, more prosperous region. PAUL KNOTT reports on its efforts in a historically combustible corner of the continent.

RICHARD LUCK ponders one of the great modern conspiracy theories

The old jibe that the EU is undemocratic just doesn't bear up to scrutiny, says MALCOLM TURNER. It is high time this myth was debunked.

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.

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.

We pick out the wrong and unstable leavers of the week

Halloumi, edam, camembert? Which is your favourite European cheese?

A fixation with the demand that NATO members spend 2% of their GDP on defence obscures a wider issue for the Alliance

We shouldn't be surprised about the sudden emergence of populism. Illiberalism has deep roots. And we've allowed it to grow

2016 will go down as a year of political shocks, the horror of Aleppo and England's Euro 2016 football failure, but there were a few glimpses of hope. Month-by-month we look back on an eventful year

In the wake of the Sam Allardyce scandal, we take a look back at 48 moments of football manager madness

In June most of England decided that 'enough is enough', that 'we are full' and that, infamously, it is at 'breaking point'. But London didn't. Along with a handful of enlightened towns and cities across the country from Cheltenham to Manchester and Newcastle, London sent a quite different message out to the world. That we are open, inclusive, optimistic and categorically, we are not full. We have only just begun.

The OUTsch!-headline for "the day after" was a late editorial decision. For hours we had tried different versions of United KingDUMM for Saturday's BILD front page. It was favoured by many, because of the pun: dumm is German for stupid.

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