In contrast to what its promoters claim, the four-day week does not guarantee more motivated workers.
Working better or working less? Yaëlle Amsallem and Emmanuelle Léon explain how the four-day week raises questions about the meaning we give to work.
Artist’s impression of the Blinkerwall: the ancient stone wall used as a hunting structure.
The find represents Europe’s largest human-made megastructure.
In 2015, BNP Paribas was required to forfeit t $8.83 billion and pay a $140 million fine after failing to comply with sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran.
German banks located outside of areas regulated by a key financial watchdog sharply increased business with sanctioned countries.
European farmers took various demands to Brussels on February 1, 2024, clogging the streets with 1,300 tractors as EU leaders met for a summit.
At the farmers’ protests in Brussels in February, there were some who demanded for authorities to cut back red tape, while others rallied against market concentration. But such a polarisation isn’t insurmountable.
Michelle O'Neill, first minister of Northern Ireland, pictured in front of Stormont.
O'Neill has pledged to represent ‘Catholics, Protestants and dissenters’ but has made plain that she sees that as compatible with a referendum on Irish unity within a decade.
View of the new excavations in front of what is currently left of the Ilsenhoehle under the Ranis castle. Photo by Karen Ruebens. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
New discoveries of bone fragments at Ranis cave in Germany prove the early presence of cold-adapted Homo sapiens in northern Europe
A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar.
Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
A sign put up by protesters near a hotel in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where asylum seekers are reportedly to be housed.
Tension has boiled over into threats of violence and suspicious fires at hotels accommodating asylum seekers.
In an uncertain world our natural instinct is to seek out answers that reassure, even when they don’t make sense.
The dengue virus is spread through bites from infected Aedes mosquitoes.
Climate change is causing dengue-carrying mosquitoes to spread. Could the disease become endemic in Europe?
France’s new Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, greets his predecessor Elisabeth Borne during the handover ceremony at Matignon on 9 January 2024.
Four different prime minister in six years is unusual under France’s Fifth Republic. Managerial mechanics, absence of a majority and hyper-presidency: focus on the appointment of Gabriel Attal.
Enacting a coercive control offence in France would be a significant advance in the equality agenda, would help protect 213 000 women, 82 % of whom are mothers, and their 398 310 children co-victims of domestic violence.
The concept of “coercive control” reframes domestic violence as an attack on human rights and resources rather than an assault.
Danish-Swedish extremist and politician Rasmus Paludan as he burns a Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on January 21, 2023.
Anti-Islam activists in Sweden have repeatedly burned Qurans in public, not only earning the country vehement criticism from Muslim countries but also raising the threat of terrorism.
Would you pay to browse Facebook or Instagram without ads?
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Meta’s decision to charge users for an ad-free experience still requires that people have their information collected.
Barbara Van Dyck
Biotech firms are using climate goals opportunistically in an attempt to force through the deregulation of genetically modified crops.
Grzegorz Braun used a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles in the Polish parliament building.
Grzegorz Braun’s act was a reminder of how antisemitism has been normalised by the outgoing administration.
The Treaty of Lisbon celebrates its 15th anniversary on 13 December. Looking back, experts agree that it played a big part in structuring the EU as we know it. It reinforced the role of Commission President…
Depending on the region, rising temperatures can have negative or positive effects on wine quality.
While the notion of terroir has long been the foundation of European wine, research in the 1930s in the US began to reveal the link between climate and wine.
Extremists are not ‘capturing’ our systems – they are part of them.
Europe’s radical right and radical left share a distaste for the status quo – but while one turns disquiet into votes, the other fails to make an impact.