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Former PM and retired NATO basic make Czech presidential run-off

Issued on: 14/01/2023 - 18:12 Billionaire former prime minister Andrej Babis and retired NATO general Petr Pavel topped the first round of the Czech presidential election on Saturday. Babis won 36.02 percent and Pavel 34.38, while economist Danuse..

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Greta Thunberg joins anti-coal activists at protest in German village

Issued on: 14/01/2023 - 17:56 Climate activist Greta Thunberg and thousands of demonstrators marched in a large-scale protest in Germany on Saturday against the demolition of a village to make way for an open-cast coal mine extension. Crowds of ac..

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‘We’re in the beginning of a brand new industrial revolution’: Eire’s atmosphere minister

Issued on: 02/12/2022 - 17:37 Talking Europe speaks to Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Irish Green Party and minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport in the current coalition government in Dublin. We caught up with him after..

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EU agrees to cost cap on Russian oil after Poland’s inexperienced mild

Issued on: 02/12/2022 - 19:10 Poland has agreed to the European Union's deal for a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil, allowing the EU to move forward with formally approving the deal over the weekend, Poland's Ambassador to ..

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Greater than 200 Ukrainians detained or disappeared throughout occupation of Kherson

More than 200 Ukrainians were subjected to extrajudicial detentions and forced disappearances in Kherson after Russian forces took control of the region in March, a Yale University research group said Friday. Half of the people seized “do not appear ..

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France and Germany transfer ahead with European fighter jet deal

Issued on: 18/11/2022 - 21:50 France and Germany on Friday hailed the conclusion of a deal to build a new European fighter jet after months of disagreements between two companies involved -- Airbus and Dassault Aviation. Launched by France and Ger..

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‘We have to overcome nationwide vetoes for options on migration,’ former Italian FM says

Issued on: 18/11/2022 - 17:21 Talking Europe speaks to a veteran of the European and Italian political scenes, former EU Commissioner and former Italian foreign minister Emma Bonino. She shares her thoughts on the bitter dispute between Rome and Par..

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UK to name Northern Eire election inside 12 weeks in bid to interrupt political stalemate

Issued on: 28/10/2022 - 18:40 The British government on Friday promised to call a fresh election to Northern Ireland's devolved parliament within the next 12 weeks in a bid to break a political stalemate that could eventually leave the region f..

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‘Quite a bit at stake politically’ for Putin in battle for Kherson

Issued on: 28/10/2022 - 16:21 Ukrainian troops are continuing their arduous advance towards the strategic southern city of Kherson, after their lightning gains in the Kharkiv region in September. Analysts say a Ukrainian victory is likely. But they ..

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Greece: Rising from the legacy of the debt disaster (half 1)

Issued on: 28/10/2022 - 15:35 FRANCE 24's Europe team brings you a new series of Europe Now programmes, focusing on "levelling up" – efforts aimed at making life more equal across Europe's many and diverse regions. We examine both national..

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Ukrainian MP Maria Mezentseva: ‘We’re engaged on a attainable worldwide tribunal for Putin’s crimes’

Issued on: 21/10/2022 - 22:53 Ukrainian member of parliament Maria Mezentseva is part of a working group, created by President Volodymyr Zelensky, tasked with campaigning for a special international tribunal to prosecute the crime of "aggression" in..

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan: World’s municipal leaders plan to create 50 million ‘inexperienced good jobs’

Issued on: 21/10/2022 - 21:20 FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman interviewed London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Buenos Aires, where he is chairing the C40 World Mayors Summit. The conference is focused on finding concrete, local solutions for the fight against clima..

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