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GP Eva von Ehren performs a Covid-19 test at her practice in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

Europe is bracing for a renewed wave of coronavirus infections as authorities in Germany and France sound the alarm on Covid-19 and Spain recorded mor(...)

Customers sit outside coffee shops in the Plaka district in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

In case you’re wondering, yes, “pandemic” is a Greek word, meaning “affecting all the people”. Which is one reason why Greece has taken the Covid viru(...)

France’s European affairs minister Clement Beaune: Paris will push for rules to would bar countries that do not respect democratic norms from receiving aid from the EU’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

There are signs of hardening attitudes towards the erosion of democratic norms and judicial independence in Poland and Hungary throughout the European(...)

While a fluctuating infection rate is to be expected, given the high transmissibility of the virus, this week’s warning must shake us out of any complacency and prompt the State to redouble its efforts. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

After the trauma of early Spring, the past few weeks have brought some much-needed respite. Families have been able to cross the country for a holiday(...)

Presenter Kathryn Thomas with aspiring leaders at an Operation Transformation assessment day in Sportslink, Santry, ahead of the 13th series, which launched in January 2020. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Profits at the independent production company behind RTÉ ratings winner Operation Transformation declined 25 per cent last year to €210,661. New acco(...)

US soldiers in a  military training area in  southern Germany. The US is to   cut  its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops. Photograph:  Getty Images

The Trump administration is pulling nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany in a move set to add to tensions within Nato. The decision comes after Presi(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary called the three months ended June 30th the most challenging in the airline’s 35-year history. File photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The severe losses and collapse in traffic reported by Ryanair for the three months ended June 30th should come as no surprise, given that the period c(...)

 Protesters holding placards take part in a demonstration against the government’s plans to terminate the Istambul Convention in front of headquaters of the Ordo Iuris Organization (an independent legal organization) in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: EPA

Poland will take steps next week to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, which the right-wing government says violates parents’ (...)

Former SS camp guard ‘Bruno D’ of the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp near Danzig. Photograph: Daniel Bockwoldt/EPA

Some 75 years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, a Hamburg court has found a 93-year-old man guilty of complicity to murder for serving as a teena(...)

 Covid survivor Josephine Silo celebrates her 104th birthday at the Sacred Heart Residence nursing home in Raheny.   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Few can say they have lived through two pandemics. Not only can Josephine Silo lay claim to that achievement but, celebrating her 104th birthday on We(...)

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