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Passengers stand near the Ryanair check-in counters during a strike at Barajas airport in Madrid. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo / AFP
Passengers stand near the Ryanair check-... […]

Summer travel misery ahead as industry workers in revolt

A spiral of worker strikes in Europe's crucial aviation sector and cancelled flights at a time when millions of travellers are looking to escape for the summer, threaten the sector's tentative recovery
A view of the centre of Kaliningrad, the largest city in the Russian exclave of the same name, pictured during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament on June 21, 2018. Photo: Patrick Hertzog / AFP
A view of the centre of Kaliningrad, the... […]

Kaliningrad: Russian outpost in the heart of Europe

Situated some 1,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad has been drawn into the war in Ukraine, after Lithuania said it would no longer act as a conduit for sanctioned goods arriving in the territory from the motherland
Europe now finds itself short of national leaders with the charisma and political space to champion its values on the global stage. Photo: Ludovic Marin / Pool / AFP
Europe now finds itself short of nationa... […]

Macron’s domestic travails to sap European leadership

Emmanuel Macron's loss of his overall majority risks further weakening European leadership, with France's leader set to be distracted by domestic troubles even while retaining control over foreign policy
Smoke rises after explosions hit the Ukrainian capital Kyiv early on June 5, 2022. Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP
Smoke rises after explosions hit the Ukr... […]

War, hunger, Covid-19 cast gloomy shadow over Europe

Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the list of Europe's woes keeps growing as it battles rising food and energy prices and continued disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
While fully electric cars have proved themselves in urban areas, many owners still suffer from "range anxiety" when it comes to long trips. Photo: Jens Schuter / AFP
While fully electric cars have proved th... […]

EU electric car adventurers should plan carefully

With Europe's electric car owners wondering whether to risk taking their vehicles for long journeys, AFP investigates the pitfalls and joys of long-distance emissions-free motoring
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday said his country had averted "the most hair-raising idea" of a full oil embargo on Russia. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on... […]

Hungary celebrates EU Russia oil ban ‘victory’ — for now

Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has hailed Hungary's exemption from an EU Russian oil ban, but analysts warn he has only won more time and will need to adjust to the new reality
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