Serbia: from pariah to EU member

Serbia is currently charged with genocide, under pressure to hand over General Mladic, and up for membership of the EU. What’s going on? Two authors offer their views.

21 February 2006

Free speech in Europe: it’s all or nothing

As British historian David Irving is imprisoned in Austria for Holocaust denial, read this spiked article first published in December last year.

11 November 2005

Blair, Bush, Chirac: in power, but in paralysis

Why can't any government face up to a political challenge these days?

8 November 2005

French lessons for us all

The riots reveal the political exhaustion of Europe.

20 September 2005

German election: Was ist das?

On the gap between the pre-election predictions and the post-election mess.

26 August 2005

Germany: have politicians lost their tongues?

Speechlessness and evasion mark the run-up to the German elections.

25 August 2005

Ukraine: after the party

Now that the TV cameras are gone, Yushchenko’s regime is showing its cracks.

The theatrics of the Culture Party

How did a fake political party fox the Swedish establishment?

5 July 2005

Germany: the government defeats itself

The crisis of Gerhard Schröder's administration seems to have woken democracy from its slumber.

24 June 2005

Chirac, Villepin and Sarkozy: friends or foes?

On the Machiavellian intrigues gripping the leaders of the French political class.