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Suez taught us our future lay in Europe. So will Brexit

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Many countries are experiencing economic problems associated with the pandemic and supply chain shortages, but none is in such a bad position as the UK. This is entirely because of Brexit. Quite apart from the multipl...

UK’s high Covid case rates buck trend as western Europe outperforms east

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Higher vaccination rates are translating to lower Covid infection and death rates in western Europe than in parts of central and eastern Europe, the latest data suggests – except in the UK where case numbers are surgi...

Like it or not, with Nord Stream 2, Putin has a foot on the gas Europe badly needs

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After years of debate in Germany and beyond, the Russian state-backed energy giant Gazprom confirmed last month that it had finished building Nord Stream 2, a 760-mile pipeline with the potential to send 55bn cubic me...

Revealed: exploitation of meat plant workers rife across UK and Europe

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Meat companies across Europe have been hiring thousands of workers through subcontractors, agencies and bogus co-operatives on inferior pay and conditions, a Guardian investigation has found. Workers, officials and la...

What next for Europe after Ryder Cup drubbing at hands of youthful US?

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In the immediate aftermath of a record defeat by the United States, Europe’s players were probably delighted there are two years to run before another Ryder Cup. The flip side is that is a short period to implement a ...

The Guardian view on Europe after Merkel: problems managed, not solved

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When Angela Merkel’s successor is identified in elections this Sunday, that person will be the first new holder of Europe’s most powerful elected office for 16 years. The mere change of leadership will be a shock for ...

It’s not all about populism: grassroots democracy is thriving across Europe

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The past decade has been a bruising one for the health of European democracy. The dramatic authoritarian turns in Hungary and Poland have attracted most attention, but nearly all European governments have chipped away...

Europe retain Solheim Cup after thrilling victory over USA

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“Good times never seemed so good,” chanted Europe’s delirious players. You bet they didn’t. Just a second Solheim Cup win for those in blue and yellow on United States soil. This one arrived minus a travelling support...

USA v Europe: Solheim Cup, day one – live!

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Schools across Europe must stay open, say WHO and Unicef

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Schools across Europe must stay open and be made safer for staff and children, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef have demanded, as a new term gets under way with the highly transmissible Delta variant sti...

Greece extends border wall to deter Afghans trying to reach Europe

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Greece said it has completed a 25-mile (40km) wall on its border with Turkey and installed a surveillance system to prevent possible asylum seekers from trying to reach Europe after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanist...

My £185 thello refund has been derailed by Rail Europe

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At the start of 2020 I bought, through the train ticket agency Rail Europe, two tickets for the sleeper train from Paris to Venice, travelling on 9 June 2020. The train was run by an Italian train operator, thello, an...

Gatwick boss: simplify Covid travel tests or UK will lag behind rest of Europe

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The chief executive of Gatwick airport has urged the government to simplify Covid testing requirements for travellers or continue to see the UK lag behind the recovery in the rest of Europe and the US, as Britain’s se...

Aston Villa’s Ashley Young: ‘I think we can definitely reach Europe’

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Ashley Young had dreams when he joined Watford as a 10-year-old but it is fair to say he did not envisage returning to Vicarage Road 26 years later as the only Englishman to have won the league in England and Italy. “...

Gatwick warns of UK travel being left behind Europe due to costly PCR tests – business live

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Gatwick says travel bookings in France and Germany are over half of pre-pandemic levels but just 16% in the UK, as European stock markets gear up for fourth week of gains

Tell us: how have you been affected by wildfires in southern Europe?

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Wildfires have raged across Greece for nearly two weeks, with fires killing at least eight people in Turkey, and thousands being evacuated from their homes as deadly wildfires continue to spread across parts of southe...

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