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.

3 June 2005

For Europe, but not the EU

The French and the Dutch have voted No to the EU Constitution - now the British should be given the chance to do the same, to kick-start a debate on the European supra-state.

31 May 2005

The reawakening of European democracy

The French people's rejection of the EU Constitution represents a positive political event.

1 April 2005

Rough justice, EU-style

By forcing countries to trade alleged war criminals for accession rights, the EU puts politics at the heart of the Hague Tribunal.

21 February 2005

Euro-elites desperately seeking demos

The EU constitution expresses the will of a phantom European public.

17 February 2005

Free speech in the dock

A European court has ruled that the McLibel Two should have received legal aid. But English libel law should be scrapped, not tweaked.