The man who might be back in the White House next year, Donald Trump, has caused huge alarm in Europe by saying that he might let Russia "do whatever the hell they want" against NATO allies that do not contribute enough to collective defence.
NATO generals are bracing themselves for an increased risk of war with Russia and are calling for investment in deterrence. Ukraine may benefit from this as well.
So what's the deal? No sooner had an emergency EU summit began that Hungary lifted its objections to a €50 million lifeline for Ukraine. The aid is vital for a country whose support from Washington is currently frozen. So what did Viktor Orban get in return?
Farmers have been blocking motorways and protesting across Europe – in France, Germany and Romania, and even in the European district of Brussels, where they have besieged institutions.
In the run-up to February 7 presidential elections, repression has increased in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus that borders Iran and Armenia. Any opposition to President Ilham Aliyev is silenced.
The WHO is sounding the alarm. The UN health agency is warning of a massive resurgence of measles cases in the Europe region, extending to Central Asia. Elsewhere too, the numbers of cases are skyrocketing. The primary cause is a decline in vaccination rates since the Covid-19 pandemic. FRANCE 24's Julia Sieger tells us more.
Opinion polls and political pundits agree that Donald Trump has a real chance of winning back the White House. For many in Europe, this is a troubling scenario.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day has special significance for young people with Jewish roots in Poland
Almost 3.5 million Jews lived in Poland before World War II. Now, eight decades after the Holocaust, about 20,000 people there have Jewish roots.
Their tractors have been bearing down on Europe's capitals. From Berlin to Bucharest, Warsaw to Brussels, farmers venting their fury with margins squeezed by inflation and big distributors who drive down market prices in the name of protecting consumers’ pocketbooks.
More migrants have died at the Moroccan-Spanish border this year than ever before. Human rights activists are calling the Moroccan border guards criminals.
In 2024, the Charlemagne Prize will be awarded to Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the European Rabbinical Conference and Jewish communities in Europe. The prize honors work done in the service of European unification.
Poverty is set to be one of the key issues dominating the 2024 European elections. The EU is home to 95 million people who live below the poverty line – that is, who live on less than 60 percent of the median income for their country. In all, that's one in five Europeans who live at risk of social exclusion.