Monday, May 25, 2020

EU revives plans for mandatory quotas of women on company boards

The European Union executive is reviving plans for mandatory quotas of women on company boards, amid slowing progress towards gender equality among top...

After coronavirus: 'The penny has dropped that wellbeing isn't individual but social'

Hannah Arendt once wrote that in times of deep crisis “we have a right to expect illumination”. It seems callous to suggest that...

Italian senate group votes to block criminal case against Salvini

An Italian parliamentary committee has voted to block a criminal case against Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister and interior minister, for refusing...

Food and Brexit: will our cupboards be bare?

It is a warm day and the European Commission building, on leafy Smith Square a few streets away from the Houses of Parliament,...

Study links heavily processed foods to risk of earlier death

Eating a lot of heavily processed foods is linked to a risk of earlier death, according to a study. A team in France worked...

No deal Brexit BOOST: Remainers increased chances of a no deal EU exit says...

Mr Hague said the outcome of the upcoming European elections will gather more support for Brexit. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he explained...

German newspaper investigates new owner over Stasi informer role

A German newspaper has been forced to launch an investigation into its new owner after it was revealed he had been an informer...

Russia: Police violence goes viral

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Romania comes to terms with monument to communism 30 years after the fall

Bucharest’s most notorious building sits atop a small hill in the centre of the city, appearing squat despite its 84-metre height, due to...

Theresa May pleads to senior Tories to back Brexit deal as calls for PM's...

The Prime Minister faces a crunch showdown with the ruling body of Conservative backbenchers, who are demanding she spells out a clear timetable...

Spanish court blocks jailed Catalan leader from joining EU parliament

Catalonia’s jailed former vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, will not be allowed to take up his seat in the European parliament until there is a...

Brexit LIVE: Theresa May to DELAY Brexit with major EU concession that BLOCKS trade...

The Times has reported the Prime Minister will propose a plan to keep Britain tied to European customs rules on goods following the...

Scandal over Britain's failure to notify EU of crimes – an explainer

The UK failed to pass on the details of tens of thousands of foreign criminals to their home EU countries and concealed the...

Selfish selfie-takers spark Trevi fountain fisticuffs

The quest of two tourists for a perfect selfie has sparked a brawl at Rome’s famous Trevi fountain. Fighting broke out after a 19-year-old...

Italy lockdown: PM outlines new measures to prevent spread of coronavirus – video

Giuseppe Conte announced a range of tough new measures in the early hours of Sunday to try to contain Italy's coronavirus outbreak, including...

Boris Johnson and a warning from history | Letters

I was born in 1931 in the small German town of Meiningen, famous for its theatre, much like Stratford-upon-Avon. Its mainly middle-class citizens...

Italy criticises EU for being slow to help over coronavirus epidemic

The Italian government has accused the EU and its member states of being slow in coming to the country’s aid over the coronavirus...

French people urged to vote in local elections amid coronavirus lockdown

French voters were urged to turn out to vote in the first round of municipal elections, hours after a national shutdown of all...

What’s a chap to do if he can’t be beastly to the Germans? |...

Mark Francois has made himself into the most famous ex-TA lieutenant since Gareth Keenan in The Office by insisting on tearing up a...

Let’s reinvent Europe to reclaim its promise and heal its divisions | Christophe Castaner...

In 1918, Europe emerged devastated from a bloody war that left its divisions unhealed. In 1939, conflict broke out afresh, its roots in...

Tom Watson to say Labour must adopt clear anti-Brexit stance

Tom Watson is to challenge Jeremy Corbyn to put Labour at the forefront of the campaign against Brexit, using a speech on Monday...

Spain to begin return to work despite fears of resurgence

The Spanish government has defended its decision to allow some non-essential workers to return to their jobs in factories and construction sites this...

Kosovan acting PM accuses Trump envoy of meddling

Kosovo’s caretaker prime minister, Albin Kurti, has launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump’s acting national intelligence director, accusing him of meddling in...

Leadership rivals ‘not being straight with people’ Tory says second referendum is only way

In a speech at Mansion House in London today, the Chancellor will urges Tory candidates to set out a Brexit “plan B” in...