Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18786/all en Europe http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-europe.png?1294503996" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/europe.png?1300291484" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Europe News | European News Online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Original, objective Europe news from GlobalPost. 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Learn more about becoming a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/members">GlobalPost member.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sectionrss"><legend>RSS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-rsstitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost — Europe </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sponsor"><legend>Sponsorship</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored-section"> <div class="field-label">Sponsored Section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615887 at http://www.globalpost.com Predicting the collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/081215/predicting-the-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why two elderly Scottish brothers think Alan Greenspan was "an idiot" </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <p>LONDON — Here's a fearless prediction for 2009: One of the key cultural trends will be the rediscovery of books published at the height of the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/global-economy">global economic</a> boom that explained why prosperity was an illusion and accurately predicted the collapse of the house of cards.</p> <p>One of the works certain to get a lot of attention is The Puritan Gift written by Scottish brothers Will and Ken Hopper and first published early in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/081215/predicting-the-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe United Kingdom Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:20:36 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 2625 at http://www.globalpost.com Financial crisis halts Central Asia’s economic boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/russia-and-its-neighbors/081216/financial-crisis-halts-central-asia%E2%80%99s-economic-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As oil revenues and easy capital dry up in Russia and Kazakhstan, the incomes of emigrant workers from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan shrink </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David L. Stern </div> </div> </div> <p>BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Maksat Bolotbekov crouched down, rubbed his blackened hands and caught the last waves of warmth from the fire’s grey ashes. Across the street the darkened windows of a Soviet-era munitions factory stared out blankly, coldly.</p> <p> </p> <p>Bolotbekov, 37, is a construction worker.  He and 10 of his comrades gather daily on the side of Lev Tolstoy Street, in the center of this small ex-Soviet republic’s capital, waiting for someone to come by and offer them part-time work. In good times they earn about $600 a month, they say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/russia-and-its-neighbors/081216/financial-crisis-halts-central-asia%E2%80%99s-economic-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific Europe Russia Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:20:57 +0000 David L. Stern 2777 at http://www.globalpost.com EU, Irish PM try to keep Lisbon Treaty afloat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/081216/eu-irish-pm-try-keep-lisbon-treaty-afloat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can a big, ignorant fellow from Offaly save European unity? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <p>DUBLIN, Dec. 10 — Six months ago the Irish electorate infuriated <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe">Europe</a>’s leaders by rejecting the Lisbon Treaty, designed to reform the European Union, and introducing the prospect that less than one per cent of the EU’s 490 million citizens might sabotage its future.</p> <p>The embarrassed Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, is now preparing to ask his compatriots to vote again on the question — and this time to get the answer right.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/081216/eu-irish-pm-try-keep-lisbon-treaty-afloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Czech Republic Europe Ireland Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:49:56 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 2825 at http://www.globalpost.com Dying to procreate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ngos/081219/dying-procreate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why so many women die in childbirth, and how the Millennium Development Goals are failing them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> William Dowell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA &mdash; Humanitarian worker Maha Muna recalls an encounter with an elderly woman in Sudan&rsquo;s Darfur region recovering from a common and debilitating condition.</p> <p>The woman had finally succeeded in reaching a hospital and undergoing a relatively simple procedure to cure her fistula &mdash; a medical condition in which a hole is torn in the birth canal, usually during a prolonged delivery without proper medical care. &nbsp;</p> <p>On the day of Maha's visit, the woman spoke of her relief. &quot;Now I can die in peace,&quot; she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ngos/081219/dying-procreate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia-Pacific Aid Europe Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:37:12 +0000 William Dowell 3868 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: A lace-making town frayed by immigration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/calais-lace-making-town-frayed-immigration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For a long time immigrants, and smugglers, have made Calais their destination in continental Europe. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/calais-lace-making-town-frayed-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:16:29 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4463 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Two sides of the same street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One side's plight is the other side's cause in this small French city where migrants gather in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:29:23 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4466 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Evidence of a broken immigration system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is why people travel from Africa, Asia and the Middle East all the way to the edge of France and then stop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:52:01 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4467 at http://www.globalpost.com For panettone, price might not equal quality (article and video) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/081230/panettone-price-might-not-equal-quality-article-and-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Italian law requires even the largest producers of the Christmas-season specialty to use top-notch ingredients. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angelica Marin </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN &mdash; The Motta factory clanked and buzzed like one Willy Wonka might design. The scent was of Christmas: freshly baked bread, sugar and raisins.&nbsp; Inside, a massive oven pumped out 72 panettone every minute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/081230/panettone-price-might-not-equal-quality-article-and-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Italy Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:48:23 +0000 Angelica Marin 4698 at http://www.globalpost.com Monstrously molecular http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090102/monstrously-molecular <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovative cuisine stuns, but does not satisfy, in San Sebastian. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> William Echikson </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain &mdash; This Basque city in northern Spain invented &quot;nueva cocina,&quot; the Spanish version of nouvelle cuisine. Now it is at the forefront of the latest culinary movement to cross borders and cultures:&nbsp;&quot;cocina molecular,&quot; or molecular cooking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090102/monstrously-molecular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Spain Sun, 04 Jan 2009 23:15:36 +0000 William Echikson 6218 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-united-kingdom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A former Gitmo guard and prisoner reunite in England. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt McAllester </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> LONDON &mdash; They stood on opposite sides of the razor wire at Guantanamo, but this former prisoner and former American guard both left sickened with anger about what they experienced there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> And Jan. 20, the same day Barack Obama makes his inaugural address, these two men will come together. They will be marking the seventh anniversary of the first detainees being sent to the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It could also be the day the new president announces its closure.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East Pakistan United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:19:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 6363 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Wheels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America defined: the good, the bad, and the automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It flows through our music, rumbles through our movies,&nbsp; permeates our&nbsp; literature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nat King Cole crooned its promise in&nbsp; &quot;Route 66.&quot; From snarling hot rod to exotic Thunderbird, it was the star of the movie &quot;American Grafitti,'' and a virtual weapon in the hands of Robert Mitchum in &quot;Thunder Road.'' For Jack Kerouac, it was holy deliverance in &quot;On the Road.'' And loaded with all the Joad family had left in this world, it was a beast of burden and hope in John Steinbeck's &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Germany Middle East Japan Technology United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:22:03 +0000 Royal Ford 6401 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What's Gaelic for "Change?" O'Bama, of course. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN&nbsp;&mdash; In March 2007 the family history website, ancestry.co.uk, established that Barack Obama&rsquo;s third great-grandfather Fulmuth Kearney was an Irish immigrant who arrived in New York in 1850. His birthplace was identified as Moneygall, a village of two pubs straddling counties Offaly and Tipperary.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always maintained that Obama is an Irish name,&rdquo; President-elect Obama quipped on hearing the news. &ldquo;Just put the apostrophe after the &lsquo;O&rsquo; and we are all set.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Europe Ireland Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:15:53 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 6415 at http://www.globalpost.com Panettone: Industrial or artisanal? http://www.globalpost.com/video/italy/090103/panettone-industrial-or-artisanal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fulvio Paolocci </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="720" height="480" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/b1931593e6d76-original.jpg?1297868102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2009:03:25 20:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("b1931593e6d76", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Europe Italy Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:27:12 +0000 Fulvio Paolocci 6757 at http://www.globalpost.com Discovering France beyond the berets and baguettes http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090104/discovering-france-beyond-the-berets-and-baguettes-0 <!--paging_filter--><p>What was supposed to be a four-month travel abroad experience, using Paris as a base, is now going on a more than five-year adventure. And it all started with the books that transported me as a 10-year-old to anywhere in the world I wanted to go, which I read by flashlight under the covers. While my friends were getting into trouble for poor grades or talking back, I was being grounded for not sleeping enough or for falling asleep with the lights on. From an early age, I knew I would end up in a profession that involved travel, storytelling and people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090104/discovering-france-beyond-the-berets-and-baguettes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 7171 at http://www.globalpost.com