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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.

BONNIE GREER on why white supremacists seeking to whitewash Europe's history rely on a faux-medieval past.

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

Much remains unclear about the nature of the music produced by the Romans. But, as SOPHIA DEBOICK reports, by piecing together the clues, their creativity can still be heard.

PATRICK SAWER looks back at an overlooked chapter in Anglo-Italian relations, when the hero of the Risorgimento caused a sensation among admiring Britons.

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

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.

Michael White on the Brexit magic carpet ride with an unknown destination.

Singers started to unbutton, and America got a taste for adultery. SOPHIA DEBOICK on a saucy year in music

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.

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

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.

The year when music came with a sense of optimism, Orientalism - and often surrealism - as pharaohs and fruit provided the inspiration.

MP Margaret Beckett said she has 'never seen such chaos' in government, in a scathing interview.

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

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

In this week's Brex Factor, STEVE ANGLESEY takes on the fact-less Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski and names his Brexiteers of the week.

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

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

A cross-party group of MPs and peers have appealed for Britain and Germany to stay friends after Brexit.

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

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

Mandrake can disclose the BBC has a Remainer register of talking heads it deems to be 'unsound' on the most divisive issue of our times.

IAN WALKER visits the remarkable Polish town which stands testament to both a failed ideology and proud people.

As historical turning points go, the tragic events at a hunting lodge in the Austrian countryside 150 years ago this week are perhaps not as well known as others. Yet, as CHARLIE CONNELLY explains, the Mayerling Incident was to reverberate through the following century.

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

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

Why is Russia singling the UK out for special treatment? JAMES RODGERS explores the complex relationship between the two countries

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