On 17 February 2008, nine years after the end of the war, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence; 98 countries have since recognised Kosovo. While Kosovo may have acquired its own sovereignty with the departure of international observers in September 2012, its people are still in search of their own identity
Could Balotelli make the difference? In buying football’s Italian troubled child from Manchester City, AC Milan pulled off one of the biggest deals of the January transfer window. Its ramifications are not only impacting on the football pitches of Serie A, but also on the political scene
With three Spanish championships, two Spanish cups and two champions league titles, Pep has had a staggering haul in just four seasons in charge. The Catalan will take over the managerial role at Bayern Munich from the start of the 2013/ 2014 season. Surprising choice - but a wise one
After fifteen years in journalism, the 52-year-old decided to make her mark at the European parliament. A decade on and she's still going strong. Portrait of a passionate figure whose passage into politics has not been without its pitfalls
The Olympic Marseille football club is beginning to form a reputation as the starting block for 'wannabe presidents'. Following in the footsteps of George Weah and his candidacy for the presidency in Liberia, it’s now the turn of Eric Cantona to make his ambitions for high office known, writes one French blogger, 'ASL'
Two months after his release, an article penned by the Chinese dissident has once again raised questions about the democratic future of China. Published in Newsweek, Ai Weiwei’s piece provokes us to rethink Sino-European diplomatic relations
On 3 March MEPs voted to increase their monthly allowances by a further 1, 500 euros. It comes just one year after voting to a first increase by the same amount: an extra 27 million euros over two years, at a time when citizens all over Europe tighten their belts. We speak to the French MEP for the greens
If the hardening of the policy by the French government since last summer of dismantling camps and driving the Roma population to the borders caused controversy in France, the reactions on a European level were initially rather more discreet
In her soon-to-be-adopted youth unemployment rapport, the 26-year-old Dane has surely rewritten the tune of an infernal chorus. At 26, who better than the youngest member of the current European parliament to discuss a disenchanted population?
Interview with French economist Céline Antonin ahead of the eurogroup summit on 7 May, where the attendees should confirm their €110 billion financial aid package to Greece, and the three burning questions arising from the crisis which also apply to the European union