Facing international competition to attract people, jobs and firms, cities are branding themselves. But to succeed they must identify key values and address the question of identity.
En Marche! candidate Emmanuel Macron is favoured to become France’s next president.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
European countries are among the most sceptical of vaccinations – so how do they stay on top of the problem?
The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election?
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have advanced to the second round in the 2017 French presidential.
Le Pen and Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
After a historic battle, we now know that one of two people will be the next president of France.
In Europe, scientists will be marching on Earth Day largely as a sign of support for their silenced American colleagues.
Scientists are marching in 500 cities across the globe to protest US president Donald Trump's anti-science policies and make their voices heard.
A road sign marks the start of the Elysee street near the Elysee Palace, the French President’s official residence, in Paris.
Europe has had a number of important elections over the past year, but for the EU none is as significant – or as potentially grave – as France's upcoming presidential election.
Turning 18 could be your ticket to a European adventure – literally.
China ‘s foreign direct investments and acquisitions have grown tremendously worldwide.
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China is now the world's second-largest international investor. Should the US and Europe be scared?
Recent protests against the closure of Central European University, Budapest.
A move that could shut an independent university in Budapest poses fundamental questions about European values.
A demonstration in Hamburg against deportations to Afghanistan in November 2016.
Can deportation ever really be 'humane and dignified'?
It is still difficult to predict who will be the next French president.
Behind the judicial turmoils of some of the candidates, it is becoming increasingly clear that the French presidential campaign is about two significantly opposed visions of the future.
The UK has flared tensions with Spain over what happens to the territory after Brexit. But this war of words has been going on for centuries.
Artist’s impression of waterfalls pouring over the original land bridge connecting England with France.
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Almost half a million years ago a huge flood started breaking the apart the land bridge that joined England and France.
Uncertain ground ahead.
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With Britain’s exit from the EU, China is losing a champion on similar trade and investment issues.
A 2013 election poster of current Armenian president, Serzh Sargsyan. Will the country’s transition into a parliamentary system reinforce his power or lead to a totally new government?
Armenia's upcoming election should advance the country's transition from presidential to parliamentary system. But President Serzh Sargsyan may have a hidden agenda to retain power beyond his term's end.
The European Union’s relationship with Africa is as old as the independence story.
Sixty years on, the European Union is facing unprecedented challenges among member states. Can its relationship with Africa survive the storm?
Will the UK have to pay a vast sum of money to the EU in order to leave it – or will it get cash back?
The ones to watch on either side of the negotiating table.