Vladimir Putin stirs Russia-Ukraine tensions with passport offer | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a hurry: Within the space of a week, he signed two decrees for accelerated naturalization of Ukrainian citizens, the most recent being on May 1. Sharply criticized by Kyiv and its allies, the initiatives … Continue reading Vladimir Putin stirs Russia-Ukraine tensions with passport offer | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Austria′s Sebastian Kurz: Time to replace EU′s Lisbon Treaty to cope with migration, Brexit, debt | News | DW

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday that the national governments of the European Union should renegotiate the bloc’s foundational treaty to better deal with the challenges facing the continent. “A new treaty is needed with clearer sanctions for members who … Continue reading Austria′s Sebastian Kurz: Time to replace EU′s Lisbon Treaty to cope with migration, Brexit, debt | News | DW

UK′s big two suffer Brexit backlash in local elections | News | DW

Voters in England punished both UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party and the Labour opposition in local council elections, results showed Friday. Both parties, which pledged to carry out Brexit in their 2017 election manifestos, suffered badly, with more … Continue reading UK′s big two suffer Brexit backlash in local elections | News | DW

Journalist Ahmet Altan mulls freedom in a Turkish prison | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

The sentence that belongs to you alone! Ask a person who has lost their freedom to define freedom, and you will probably get a text full of bitterness and longing. But it shouldn’t be that way. On the first day … Continue reading Journalist Ahmet Altan mulls freedom in a Turkish prison | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Yellow vest protesters join unionists, environmentalists for May Day march in Paris | News | DW

Parisian police fired tear gas and made arrests as protesters threw stones and set fires on the fringes of Wednesday’s May Day rally. Yellow vest (gilet jaune) protesters joined the ranks of the traditional march, organized by trade unions in Paris and … Continue reading Yellow vest protesters join unionists, environmentalists for May Day march in Paris | News | DW

Hungary′s Orban inches closer to Salvini-led anti-migrant EU bloc | News | DW

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban edged closer to Italy’s far-right leader on Thursday, signaling he may break with the mainstream European conservative group following European Parliament elections in late May. Orban’s ruling Fidesz Party was suspended, but not expelled, in … Continue reading Hungary′s Orban inches closer to Salvini-led anti-migrant EU bloc | News | DW

′Eva Stories′: Remembering the Holocaust with Instagram | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

“Today I turn 13! Getting ice cream with my cousin!” Geotag: Park. Hashtag: #thisis13. The words in English and Hebrew sit at the bottom of the shaky hand-filmed phone video. Girls giggle audibly as they run towards an ice cream cart … Continue reading ′Eva Stories′: Remembering the Holocaust with Instagram | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Viktor Orban′s Fidesz could need new allies after EU vote | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini are in rival political camps within the European Parliament. But, when they met for the first time in August, it was as if they were old friends. They embraced … Continue reading Viktor Orban′s Fidesz could need new allies after EU vote | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW