I sold all I had to go to Europe – now I'm home, and broke

I sold all I had to go to Europe – now I'm home, and broke

Image copyright Colin Freeman More than 3,000 Nigerian migrants who failed to reach Europe, have been flown home by the International Organization for Migration. Many sold everything to make the trip and aren’t sure how to face their families, writes Colin Freeman. Evans William tells me he sold everything but the kitchen sink to fund […]

Budget chief aims to restore France's credibility in Europe

Budget chief aims to restore France's credibility in Europe

“The right deficit is zero.” It is the kind of statement Europe expected from Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister schooled in fiscal discipline. But this time the minister is French. “Non,” said Gérald Darmanin when asked if he and president Emmanuel Macron celebrated with champagne when France’s budget deficit fell below the EU limit […]

Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

“No, Beyoncé is a she,” he said, his bodyguards leering just off camera. “I am the king of Russian pop.” The contest, watched by over 200 million people last year, cuts across language and borders. Along with mass sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup, Eurovision is one of the rare occasions when […]

European stocks close higher after US payrolls data; Ferrari up 7.7%

European stocks close higher after US payrolls data; Ferrari up 7.7%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally more than 0.6 percent higher with the majority of sectors and major bourses edging higher. Media stocks were among the best performers, with Pearson leading the gains in the sector. The educational publisher said in a trading update that it was on track to grow to underlying profit this […]

European stocks fall as euro zone inflation slips; US starts trade talks with China

European stocks fall as euro zone inflation slips; US starts trade talks with China

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was off by more than 0.2 percent with most sectors trading in negative territory. Insurance and household goods were among the worst performing sectors after several downgrades. Construction was at the open the best performing sector on earnings. But the sector has lost some of those gains since. Shares of Logitech […]

The perils of alienating Europe, lunatic rage over a prom dress, and other comments

The perils of alienating Europe, lunatic rage over a prom dress, and other comments

View from abroad: The Dangers of Alienating Europe President Trump seems determined to confront America’s European allies “on every issue of importance, from trade to climate change to the multilateral deal with Iran,” observes Bloomberg’s Leonid Bershidsky. Indeed, it sometimes seems like he doesn’t really want allies at all. That could be troubling, he suggests: […]

Europe Set for Balmy May After Warmest April Since 1980s

Europe Set for Balmy May After Warmest April Since 1980s

After the hottest April since 1981, forecasters raised the prospect of energy-zapping heatwaves hitting southeast Europe later this month. Six weather forecasters surveyed by Bloomberg all say that central and eastern Europe will be warmer than usual in May. But the west and southwestern fringes — the U.K. France, Spain and Portugal — are most […]

Trump May Go Too Far in Alienating Europe

Trump May Go Too Far in Alienating Europe

President Donald Trump has been determined to confront the U.S.’s European allies on every issue of importance, from trade to climate change to the multilateral deal with Iran. As politicians and publics on this side of the Atlantic become increasingly wary, it’s worth asking whether he really wants allies at all. After the unsuccessful visits of […]

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