Marine Le Pen

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

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

STEVE ANGLESEY’s Brex Factor on Wetherspoon’s boss Tim Martin

At the end of a momentous year, JOHN KAMPFNER surveys the febrile European political scene and finds embattled leaders, emboldened populists and a looming election in which everything could be up for grabs.

JASON SOLOMONS on a new film which explores the malaise of modern France, shorn of idealism and the certainties of the past.

The Russian ruler’s strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

BONNIE GREER on the stubborn strand of irrationality that is the bedrock of Brexit

MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit’s ring a ring o’roses and why we’re all about to fall down

Bluffocracy – the new book which has Britain’s political class abuzz – chronicles how the country’s establishment has been taken over by chancers. In the final part of our serialisation, authors JAMES BALL and ANDREW GREENWAY examine the Windrush debacle

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

Britain’s departure from the EU has sparked enough anger at home. But, as Alastair Campbell writes, Brexit is giving our foreign friends sleepless nights as well.

While elements of the British left struggle with the spectre of anti-Semitism, France is facing its own virulent problems.

As France nears the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 protests amid unmistakable echoes of those events, JASON WALSH asks which direction the country will go in this time around

France’s National Front is trying to bounce back. But, JASON WALSH asks, is there any hope for the far-right basket case?

MICHAEL WHITE on the Kremlin, Rex Tillerson and spreadsheet Phil’s positive spin.

From his position inside UKIP GAWAIN TOWLER witnessed the rise of pan-European nationalism. In his first article since quitting as communications chief he offers an insight into a worrying trend.

Progressives expect great things from Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau. But can the telegenic leaders actually deliver, asks Paul Knott.

In his latest stage review, TIM WALKER watches Mad as Hell at Jermyn Street Theatre, London.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large, Alstair Campbell, on the reasons why French president Emmanuel Macron is the real heir to Tony Blair.

Poor Brigitte Macron – the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.

Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation

A vanity not evident in his years on the fringe has become visible.

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

In an uncertain global landscape, the former deputy prime minister outlines reforms needed to safeguard the international order against nationalism and ‘strong man’ politics

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Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of Theresa May’s intended Brexit departure date. Here is a list of the events organised across the UK in the coming weeks.

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