The European Commission promises a debate about representation. It should consider how Black and other people of colour feel about Europe.
A worker in the Barroso mine, near Boticas in northern Portugal, 3 September 2018.
Europe imports the majority of its lithium, an essential material for the energy transition, yet is home to significant deposits.
The first floating offshore wind turbine “floatgen” is pictured off La Turballe, western France on September 28 2018.
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Can Europe’s response to the Covid-19 health crisis put its economy on a greener path? To help answer this question, the recent GEM Energy Barometer polled around 100 energy experts in France.
Woodcut, circa 1400. A witch, a demon and a warlock fly toward a peasant woman.
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The idea of organized satanic witchcraft was invented in 15th-century Europe by church and state authorities, who at first had a hard time convincing regular folks it was real.
Time and again, the British prime minister has sought to go his own way. But was this really a ‘world beating’ strategy?
Protesters hold signs outside women’s fashion designer Eudon Choi in London during Fashion Week in 2017.
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
Cockpit of the Airbus A330-900.
In January Airbus agreed to pay nearly 4 billions euros to settle bribery charges. Theories developed by criminology researchers explain how the firm was able to operate so long with such impunity.
Global crises often spark debate over the value of the union itself. This should not be one of them.
The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020.
Agent du Patrimoine en Péril, le groupe pour la défense des agents de l'Agence wallonne du Patrimoine (AWaP)
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
Europe remains by far the leader in the global trade of pharmaceuticals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe’s vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
Riyad Mahrez is one of several French born footballers currently playing for African countries.
In football, a number of African teams draw heavily on their European-born diasporas, a reflection of a colonial past and deeply entrenched migration routes.
Still from the film
Dreams by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there’s reason to believe that’s not just a figment of our imagination.
Even Sweden is still a long way off from herd immunity.
By tracing the location of millions of devices, Google has mapped the pandemic response at a scale never seen before.
For Germans, this is not a battle, it’s a ‘long distance run’.
Europeans once looked across the Atlantic for leadership in times of global crisis. But those days are over.
Smiling schoolboys reveal their missing teeth.
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During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
A nearly deserted street in the city of Nice, France, on May 6, the 51st day of lockdown there. Europe’s method of reopening is markedly different from the U.S. plan.
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As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon.
In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefing the press.
In a nation where many were already struggling, longer term thinking is needed for the pandemic recovery.