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Is Matera's crumbling beauty ready for its year in Europe's cultural sun?

Is Matera's crumbling beauty ready for its year in Europe's cultural sun?

When the southern Italian city of Matera found out it had been selected as the 2019 European capital of culture, its ancient streets echoed with cheers. Thousands gathered in October 2014 to watch the announcement live from Brussels in a central piazza. “It reminded me of the day when Napoli announced it had acquired Diego […]

Europe Wrestles With Hungary's Populist Challenge

Europe Wrestles With Hungary's Populist Challenge

More on: Hungary European Union Democracy Refugees and Migration The European Union has denounced Hungary for its self-styled “illiberal democracy,” but don’t expect a turnaround from Prime Minister Viktor Orban anytime soon. The situation reveals just how much growing populism—driven in large part by the migration crisis—has shaken the bloc’s politics ahead of 2019 elections for […]

Uber Is in Early Talks to Buy Europe's Deliveroo

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The EU Is Looking Like Europe's Next Failed Empire

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Can Image-Based Technology Fill The Formal Finance Gap In Eastern Europe?

Can Image-Based Technology Fill The Formal Finance Gap In Eastern Europe?

According to a 2017 World Bank study, Georgia is the seventh easiest country in the world to access credit Hungary has dominated the international news this week after the European Parliament voted to launch unprecedented disciplinary action against its government. More than two-thirds of MEPs backed a censure motion which, if also supported by national […]

One of Europe's biggest universities is in need of repair

One of Europe's biggest universities is in need of repair

WHEN the Open University (OU) was founded in 1969 to offer distance-learning degrees, the intention was to throw open the gates of higher education. It would offer respected, cheap qualifications to students lacking the exam results or freedom to attend other universities. Despite scepticism at the time, it became the largest university in Europe, and […]

Survey Finds Support in Europe for Some Restrictions on Muslim Clothing

Survey Finds Support in Europe for Some Restrictions on Muslim Clothing

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on the religious clothing that Muslim women can wear in public, according to research released Monday by the Pew Research Center. A median 50 percent of non-Muslim adults in the 15 countries surveyed said Muslim women should be allowed to wear religious clothing unless it covers their […]

European markets mixed amid fresh US trade tariff threat; H&M shares climb 10%

European markets mixed amid fresh US trade tariff threat; H&M shares climb 10%

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after Reuters reported President Donald Trump is likely announce new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports as early as Monday. The tariff level is expected to be around 10 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal, far below the 25 percent the White House […]

Sweden election results: Is Europe seeing major nationalist surge?

Sweden election results: Is Europe seeing major nationalist surge?

Sweden is considered a left-leaning country but nationalist party the Sweden Democrats saw its support surge in this month’s election, which was attributed to rising immigration levels. The country took in 160,000 asylum seekers following the 2015 refugee crisis, the highest of any European nation per capita. Coupled with a rise in gang violence in […]

Sarri applauds Chelsea win thanks to greatest player in Europe

Sarri applauds Chelsea win thanks to greatest player in Europe

Date published: Saturday 15th September 2018 6:28 Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted with his players after they dealt Cardiff a 4-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge – and reserved very special praise for Eden Hazard. Hazard scored a first half double, after Chelsea had gone behind early on, before stepping up to take a 81st […]

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