The European Parliament—the E.U.’s legislative arm—passed a controversial legislative package with the potential to allow member countries to restrict what journalists report.
The Vatican now joins major international entities such as the United Nations and the European Parliament in recognizing Palestinian statehood.
In recognizing Palestinian statehood, the Holy See will join major international entities such as the United Nations and the European Parliament.
The current transatlantic view of Europe is one of continental political decline, elegant at best but ominous at worst.
The far right took election victories in France, Denmark and Austria among continentwide contests Sunday that produced a record number of parliamentary members who are unfavorable toward the European Union.
Elections like those taking place this weekend are traditionally unsatisfactory, but this year they may provide an unprecedented shock.
The issue of rightist nationalism as a threat to the European Union and the peace of the new Europe has preoccupied Europeans since 1945, when the predecessors of the EU -- the West European Union and then the Coal and Steel Community -- were created to assure that Nazism or some totalitarian counterpart would not again rise in Europe.
Four members of Poland's Solidarity movement, which toppled the country's totalitarian regime in the 1980s, recently issued an open letter calling for their government to grant NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden sanctuary from the United States. “The fact that only dictatorial governments agreed to give him shelter shames the democratic states,” they wrote.