ONLINE ONLY: Castles in Spain

A visit to Andalucia, where unemployment is higher than it was almost anywhere in Europe in the Great Depression

Continent Adrift

'The ten years to 2017 could be the first peacetime decade since the 17th century to see no economic growth in Europe'

Banging On About Europe is a Winner

Ignore talk of ‘Tory splits’. The country wants Conservatives and UKIP to co-operate — otherwise Labour will deny us a referendum

Britain Will Leave the European Union — Hélas!

A former minister for Europe explains why the Europhiles are losing—and why the French still don’t believe Cameron is serious

Assessing Angela

‘At the election in September, Germans will have to decide whether Angela Merkel’s modesty and prudence are proof enough of her virtue’

Hapless Hollande’s French Farce Flops

‘Hollande’s ministers are falling out among themselves and criticism from his left-wing allies is getting ever more strident’

Why Was There No Holy Roman Project?

Brendan Simms's new epic history of Europe is an earnest and old-fashioned of great power rivalries

Greek Ruins

‘The Athens shopping mall is full of young people buying the latest mobile phones and gadgets. So much about this recession remains confusing’

Germany’s Surprising Scepticism

‘Germany is seeing a definite increase in Euroscepticism—and now it’s coming from the Left too’

Cameron is the Euro’s Best Hope for Survival

The Prime Minister’s alliance with Angela Merkel may help save Europe’s failing currency, if his policy doesn’t tear apart his party

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"