Greece

It’s not the short-term jolt you need to fear - it’s the years of grind and decline says James Ball.

It provided the inspiration – and name – for the race, but Greece’s Marathón also has a fascinating linguistic history. PETER TRUDGILL reports.

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

Italy’s dire economic situation has reached a critical moment, says PAUL KNOTT. And it presents the EU with a great opportunity.

While we drown in the chaos of our domestic ineptitude, let’s not let the European Union off the hook.

As a leader, the German chancellor provided the moral compass for a continent, says ZOE WILLIAMS. We will all miss her

MICHAEL WHITE on a counter-factual ‘what-if?’ moment that could have stopped Brexit at birth.

Leading Brexiteer and Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has claimed that he has lost friends over his role in Brexit.

​He lived the archetypal life of a poet – intense, eventful and tragic. Yet Friedrich Hölderlin remains an obscure figure outside Germany. A newly-translated work, outlining a momentous existence, could change all that, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

Richard Holledge​ on a new exhibition at the British Museum which takes in thousands of years of defiance.

I wrote to my MEP Nigel Farage requesting a financial assessment of the benefits of Brexit.

Michael White says all political parties have an as-yet-unfulfilled duty to think much harder about reforms.

From Brexit to climate change, there are still too many refusing to acknowledge that our current trajectory is headed for disaster. Young activist LIBBY CHERRY explains why urgent action needs to be taken.

Steve Bannon has been alarming Europe with his plans for a new populist force. But there’s no need to worry, says former UKIP official GAWAIN TOWLER, who knows a thing or two about upsetting liberals

German culture’s enduring and changing relationship with the mythical Dr Faustus and his deal with the devil has coloured how the country views itself, says Ian Walker.

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.

JAMES BALL deconstructs Corbyn’s economically illiterate talking heads

The failure of the European cause in Britain has many fathers, says PETER MILLAR, including some who might seem to be among ‘the good guys’.

Tim Walker tells all about Daniel Hannan’s Twitter block, Boris Johnson’s latest vanity project and Sir Vince Cable’s hopes for Seabiscuit in by-election

Brexit may seem like a pain now, says ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, but just wait till the disastrous consequences which will dominate our lives for the forseeable future.

With Brexit negotiations due to come to a close this year, Michael White suggests that its time for the characters to step aside and the real politicians to step up

RICHARD LUCK ponders one of the great modern conspiracy theories

A passionate pro-EU speech from a Spanish MEP condemning Brexit and warning of a “cold” world outside of the EU has been shared over 21,000 times.

The breathtaking disregard with which some Brexiteers are now treating the Irish peace process show how little they understand the issue, and what is at stake, says PETER MILLAR, who saw the Troubles up close

Rick Llewellyn wrote to his MP one final time before leaving Britain and emigrating to France. Here he quotes the parting words he received from his MP.

In the wake of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch and the dismissal of The Flat Earth Society, MITCH BENN argues that Brexit is the flat earth theory of politics.

The ongoing disoute over use of the term ‘Macedonia’ represents a troubling tension in Europe. But a political solution is possible, argues NEOPHYTOS LOIZIDES

Previous attempts to explain the rise of Donald Trump have come up with a familiar narrative. But, says ALEXIS PAPAZOGLOU, there is another way to understand it

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN argues that Britain is part of Europe’s progressive, enlightened and savage history.

I love it when Boris Johnson talks dirty in order to get some attention.

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