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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
France's President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference with President of the European Council and President of the European Commission at The European Council Building in Brussels on June 24, 2022. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
France's President Emmanuel Macron gives... […]

Move over, Jupiter: France’s parliament takes centre stage

By design, France is usually governed by a president vested with extraordinary powers. But after the recent election, Emmanuel Macron now finds himself at the mercy of a newly influential parliament.
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