European democracy in dangerous times

Battle to defend the euro is reviving a rightwing language of purity, writes Mark Mazower

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UK must hold Russian elite to account

Litvinenko’s murder has been treated as a spy story — but it is terrorism, says Anne Applebaum

Carney is wrong about Europe’s problems

For the euro to survive, Europe needs political union or a rigid partnership, says Thomas Mayer

Mutual gain that blights science industry

Low-level corruption is disturbingly common in health and medicine, writes Anjana Ahuja

Envy, desire and the high of a private jet

It is the ultimate expression of glamour and superhuman freedom, says Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

Now the French elites must work together

The people are ready to do what it takes to give their nation a better future, writes Gérard Errera

Tricks of the mind turned oil into gold

Price remained high because people perceived there was a shortage, writes Mikhail Fridman

Labour must defend its economic record

The last government was one of the most prudent of modern era, say John Hutton and Alan Milburn

Arm Ukraine to show conflict has a cost

Putin has shown no interest in ending hostilities or finding a political solution, writes Ivo Daalder

Germany should recall its time in sick bay

Merkel’s challenge is to convince her people they have reliable partners, says Marcel Fratzscher

Russian downgrade deepens crisis with EU

Country will run out of cash if oil prices do not rise and sanctions remain, writes Sergei Guriev

World Bank fails to credit intelligence of poor

Organisation’s bias in its perceptions of those in poverty has shaped flawed policy, writes Michael Holman

Halve Greek debt to keep eurozone together

Any salvation new drachma might offer would be preceded by years of purgatory, writes Reza Moghadam

Who will blink now Syriza has won?

A new chapter of European instability is only just beginning, writes George Magnus

Let statisticians rumble political untruths

Those responsible for government numbers should not be working for ministers

Saudi Arabia: Isis threat will only grow

The internet, more than bombs, could be the government’s undoing, writes Richard Haass

The battle between capital and labour

When misfortune strikes, workers are on their own, writes Yochai Benkler

Great museums cannot rely on the state

Revolution in leadership required at UK’s leading galleries, writes Bendor Grosvenor

Monetary union is political union

The biggest problem is one Draghi can do nothing about, writes Stephen King

So when did mankind make its mark?

Scientists are seeking the instant when our species began changing the planet, writes Anjana Ahuja


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