Europe

graph of election results

Dick Nichols reports that the parties to the left of the social democracy appear to have held their ground against the surge of the far right and mainstream right in the June 9 European parliamentary elections.

Kurds and their supporters in France, Germany, and Switzerland protested on July 8 over new death threats against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan who has been imprisoned by the Turkish state for the past 24 years, reports Peter Boyle.

Finland NATO

Finland and Sweden applied in May last year to join the NATO military alliance. Vijay Prashad looks at why Sweden's membership is being blocked.

Destroyed Russian tank in Berlin

The biggest European anti-war protest marking one year since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine was held in Berlin, with reports of about 50,000 people turned out in freezing conditions, reports Susan Price.

Arms race

Stop Wapenhandel and The Transnational Institute co-produced an important dossier in November that details the enormous funds the West is spending on a new arms race, reports Pip Hinman.

Firat News Agency reports that after Turkey carried out intense air strikes on North and East Syria and Northern Iraq in the early hours of November 20, protests took place in several different European cities.

Data privacy

The wholesale, indiscriminate retention of telecommunications data continues to excite legislators and law enforcement in Europe and elsewhere, despite legal challenges, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Drought

Binoy Kampmark reports that the current European drought is estimated to be the worst in 500 years.

NATO summit Madrid

NATO has given the Turkish state the green light for genocide against the Kurds, after the deal struck between Turkey, Sweden and Finland, reports Peter Boyle.

Refugee

The outpouring of support for Ukrainian refugees contrasts with the brutality shown to those fleeing wars in Africa and the Middle East, writes Rupen Savoulian

Anti-tank guided missile

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has delivered many political presents to forces supporting the status quo of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reports Dick Nichols.

The human cost of 1.5°C or even 2°C warming is unimaginable, with unprecedented numbers of people forced to relocate to escape its devastating impacts, writes Susan Price.