Anne Brasseur, Chair, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of EuropeThe new president of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly tells France 24 why the hastily organised referendum in Crimea "has no legal international basis"...
Women's rights: Is Europe going backwards?Gender equality is a core EU value, but the deficit of women in European politics is obvious. On average, only a quarter of national parliament seats are filled by women. Meanwhile...
Putin Makes His Move: What's the West Going to do about Crimea?Russia has made its move. Crimea is now effectively under Moscow's control, leaving beleaguered Ukrainian forces confined to their barracks. Yes, there are calls for reprisals...
In The Papers
In the Papers
The Copé scandalFRENCH PAPERS, 28.02.2014. French papers focus on a scandal engulfing the head of the conservative UMP party, Jean-François Copé. We tell you more.
BELARUS – UKRAINE
Belarusian journalist's hopes for Ukrainian revolution to spreadIn an interview with FRANCE 24, exiled Belarusian journalist and former political prisoner Natallia Radzina blamed the lack of European support for democratic movements for growing...
French ‘less educated than other Europeans’The French are less well educated than many of their European neighbours, according to a new study.
Germany's agricultural boomGermany is already Europe's champion for industrial exports, and is now poised to take the lead in agriculture too. By 2013, exports doubled to just over 65 billion euros in a...
Yanukovich is out, what next for Ukraine?February 22, 2014 will go down in Ukrainian history as the day events occurred too rapidly to digest, a fateful 24-hours best encapsulated by the crowds touring President Viktor Ya...
Russia must respect Ukraine’s ‘European choice’, interim president saysA day after parliament impeached President Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s acting leader said Sunday that while his country wants amicable relations with Russia, Moscow needs to respe...
Crisis in Ukraine: is the EU powerless?Last week, EU foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss the political crisis in Ukraine. Officials sought to dangle a fresh carrot to Kiev by floating the prospect of EU memb...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'Fortress Switzerland'INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Tues. 11.02.14: International papers are critical of Sunday’s vote in Switzerland to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries. A...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'The Swiss virus'FRENCH PRESS – Tues. 11/02/14: Papers continue to react to Sunday’s vote in Switzerland to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries.