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Passengers wait for their flight at Nice International airport yesterday.

The 48-hour strike by French air traffic controllers that grounded more than 3,000 flights across Europe since Tuesday morning ended last night but fu(...)

Traffic signs emerge from the river banks of the swollen Danube in Budapest. Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban,  said the city could face major problems not only from the height of the water but from damage and disruption to sewage works and other systems.  Photograph: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

The Danube has risen to record heights as Hungary hopes the efforts of thousands of emergency workers and volunteers to reinforce the city’s flood def(...)

Water from the swollen Danube river flooded a diner in the suburb of Fischerdorf in Deggendorf, Germany. Eastern and southern Germany are suffering under floods that in some cases are the worst in 400 years. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The Danube is poised to reach record levels in Budapest and may force the evacuation of 55,000 people from their homes, Hungarian officials have said.(...)

Local residents walk through a street flooded from the nearby Elbe river in the historic city centre today.  Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised €100 million to victims of Germany’s worst flood in a decade today as she toured areas devastated by the deluge whic(...)

A sign warns of floods as rainfall continues  near inundated streets in the town of Grimma, near Leipzig, Germany. Authorities in the  state of Saxon have declared Grimma a disaster area, according to local media. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The worst floods to hit the Czech Republic in a decade forced the evacuation of almost 2,700 people from low-lying areas while the rising water threa(...)

The European Commission will further shift the EU’s policy focus from austerity to structural reforms to revive growth when it presents economic recom(...)

Participants in the March of the Living walk in Budapest last month honoured more than half a million Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust during the second World War. Photograph: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

The anti-Semitism that many fear is on the rise in Hungary struck close to the country’s controversial government this week. Ferenc Orosz, a me(...)

Professor Suzanne Norris wants mass screening for hepatitis C

Irish scientists have identified a number of hepatitis C cases among “health tourists” who had dental work or cosmetic (...)

IMO president Dr Matt Sadlier  said the fact that the Republic had the lowest-paid medical specialists in the English-speaking world would cause significant impairment to the State’s health service. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Medical specialists in Ireland are now the lowest-paid within the English-speaking world, the president of the Irish Medical Organisation has s(...)

Students saying no  to austerity measures in front of the Cypriot parliament building in Nicosia earlier this week.   Photograph: Milos Bicanski

‘I believe we are at this moment sleeping on a volcano.” Alexis de Tocqueville’s speech to the French national assembly on January 29th, 1848, (...)

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