Captain Europe, the self-styled "European superhero," has decided to take off his blue cape and tights for good after seven years. We talk to the man who once wished to save the Old Continent from its inner demons.
December means it's time to look back over the past year and admit that maybe 2016 hasn't been all that great. International relations this year have the feel of a Jenga tower that could collapse with one seemingly insignificant move. The question is: what will that move be? The UK, US, Italy and Austria have all had their turns. Romania is up next... [OPINION]
This weekend, after months of false starts, Macedonia finally goes to the polls. We examine the situation in the former Yugoslavian republic, and why these parliamentary elections are just as important as any that have taken place in Western Europe in 2016.
On Sunday 4 December, the Italian people will head to the polls for a referendum that could reform the country's constitution and, according to some experts, the entire European Union. Our Italian editor attempts to explain the complicated decision that voters are faced with making.
"This is what democracy looks like." Donald Trump's election will have huge implications both in the United States and across the sea on the Old Continent. We went to a protest in Paris to ask people about their reactions to the new commander-in-chief and what his election might mean for French politics.
A new study shows that nearly half of the European population hold populist views. As the rhetoric of the extreme right becomes more and more prevalent in public discourse, where do young people figure in the debate?
Italy's Five Star Movement (5SM) recently held a national conference at the Foro Italico in Palermo. We took the opportunity to meet the young people who view the movement as a new political force to be reckoned with. What attracts them to the 5SM at a time when politics has never seemed so far removed from its citizens?
Voters all across Europe - young people included - are increasingly rejecting the established political parties in favour of more populist movements on both sides of the political spectrum. But what's making them turn away in such large numbers, and how can the centre try and tempt them back?
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán described this weekend's referendum on EU refugee quotas an "overwhelming victory" despite low voter turnout. 98% voted against the quota system, but only 44% of the electorate bothered to show up: less than the 50% turnout needed for the vote to be considered valid.
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