Yellow vest protesters want French president Emmanuel Macron to feel their pain. Is he listening?
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
In Paris’s André-Citroën Park, a balloon is used to measure air pollution.
The number of substances emitted into the atmosphere is immense and growing, but some are particularly harmful to health and are subject to increased monitoring.
A worker answers a telephone in the office of pro-Brexit group Leave.EU in London, February 2016.
The history of Britain's vote to exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, is not a tale of populist resentment toward globalization. It is a top-down story of leaders and elite ideology.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte after a meeting with the Romanian president at the Elysee presidential palace (November 27, 2018).
With some "Gilet jaune" protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
Who keeps the drones in the divorce?
Supporters and opponents to the withdrawal deal both say national security is under threat – but the truth is that neither side can guarantee anything at this stage.
I’ll get out the sofa bed, Nikola, don’t you worry.
Viktor Orban is extremely opposed to taking asylum applications, unless they come from his friends.
Expect more member states to 'do a Spain' once future relationship talks commence.
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, two of Europe’s best known ‘populist’ leaders.
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It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
In 2017, the reduction of gender pay gaps came to a halt at the global level.
More and more countries are relying on the approach of transparency rather than regulation. Depending on local specificities, the results to date remain mixed.
Le Pont-Neuf et la Pompe de la Samaritaine, vue du quai de la Mégisserie, painting by Nicolas Raguenet (circa 1750-1760).
The debate over the place of cars in cities may seem recent, but pamphlets published during the French Revolution show that the battle was raging before the first automobile even saw the light of day.
The questions raised by the region's failed bid for independence remain unanswered. And key figures remain in prison.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
Open gates, good food and communal living make for a very different approach to incarceration.
A polling station in Texas.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
France, Germany and other European countries are increasing their use of renewable energy sources as well as storage solutions to help overcome their intermittent nature.
She’s down, but is she out?
German politics is experiencing a major shift. Merkel knows her time is up.
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In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
Up for hovering in the middle for a bit longer.
Both sides seem open to a longer Article 50 process after talks in Brussels went nowhere.
City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.