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Forty years ago this month, Jean Monnet, arguably the EU's most important 'founding father,' died aged 90 at home in Houjarray, 43 miles west of Paris.

Britain faces a generational struggle to relocate itself to the heart of the European project. With relations and reputation at rock bottom, what better time to start the fightback? asks JOHN KAMPFNER

F.W Murnau, December 28, 1889 - March 11, 1931

Slight easing of tensions between nuclear neighbours India and Pakistan cannot disguise the worsening chances of fixing this global fault-line, says PAUL KNOTT.

The New European's editor-at-large explains why Brexit is far from the black and white picture it is presented as.

From Brexit, to Putin, to Trump, to China, Germany faces as many global challenges as anyone, says John Kampfner. Yet it seems more steadfast than most in dealing with them.

Brexiteer politician Nigel Lawson is selling his house in France and is set to return to the UK - months after announcing he was planning to apply for French residency.

French president Emmanuel Macron has torn into Brexiteers, calling them "anger-mongers backed by fake news" whose "lies and irresponsibility" have thrown the whole of Europe into danger.

The author of Das Boot would have hated the new TV adaptation - but he hated most things. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the troubled mind which could never escape the terror of war beneath the waves.

Vegan writer SELENE NELSON has found herself at the forefront of the war on meat after her exchange with Waitrose magazine editor William Sitwell went viral. She argues why meat-eating can no longer be considered a personal choice

French president Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK will need a good reason to delay its scheduled departure from the European Union on March 29.

Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO offers a global perspective on how Britain's national hero is seen.

A striking feature of the Brexit camp's narrative in the UK both before and after the 2016 referendum has been the repeated claim that leaving the EU is consistent with the lessons of history.

Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

As Sergio Parisse takes part in perhaps his last Six Nations, RICHARD LUCK pays tribute to a sporting great who found himself in a team of also-rans, and wonders what might have been.

Across Europe, the fight against the extreme right is being lost, and it is the fault of mainstream conservatism, writes ZOE WILLIAMS.

The UK government is barrelling down the Brexit motorway while ignoring the no-deal shaped brick wall in front of it, writes MICHAEL WHITE.

As the Second World War took shape, a big band leader dominated the year. While, from very different quarters, a Disney film and an emerging folk star signalled sounds of the future.SOPHIA DEBOICK reports.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

How the killing of Tory MP Airey Neave still reverberates today, by his biographer, the veteran political reporter Paul Routledge.

BONNIE GREER on how British populism is fuelling Brexit in England.

MICHAEL WHITE on May's mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

CHARLIE CONNELLY looks into the life of La Goulue.

MICHAEL WHITE looks at how public contempt for politicians is increasingly mutual towards the public.

In an excoriating essay, ZOE WILLIAMS identifies the poison that has infected Britain's body politic, recovery from which has yet to even begin.

A year after the death of The Fall's leader - and following his own Mastermind tribute - fan MIC WRIGHT ponders the politics of a proven contrarian.

JAMES BALL debunks the 'Lexit' argument that the EU prevents Britain from implementing left-wing policies.

Rainer Werner Fassbiner's extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the mysterious death of the sublimely-talented footballer Matthias Sindelar. CHARLIE CONNELLY revisits the tragic story of a true Austrian hero

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