How's Britain?

Alex Pareene · 06/30/16 10:10AM

Short answer: Not great. Bit of a mess. Long answer:

A Very Short Guide to a Very Bad Idea: "Brexit"

Hamilton Nolan · 06/23/16 08:20AM

Today is the day—the day for the “Brexit” vote that you’ve been hearing so much about, against your will. What do you, the only very vaguely interested American, need to know?

Europe to Migrants: We're Full 

Hamilton Nolan · 03/03/16 09:48AM

Europe is currently struggling to manage its biggest wave of refugees since WWII. Today, a top official tells economic migrants: do not fucking come here.

Report: More Than 10,000 Child Refugees Are Missing in Europe

Brendan O'Connor · 02/01/16 08:25PM

Europol, the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency, reports that at least 10,000 refugee children have gone missing since arriving in Europe. Brian Donald, Europol’s chief of staff, worries that an E.U.-wide “criminal infrastructure” of trafficking syndicates is targeting unaccompanied minors, the Guardian reports.

All Debt Is Negotiable

Hamilton Nolan · 07/06/15 01:00PM

Now that Greece’s citizens have overwhelmingly rejected the idea of continued financial austerity, the rest of Europe—particularly Germany—must decide whether to continue to hound the broke-ass Greeks to repay their debts. And Germany’s own moral superiority is far murkier than Germans might think.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/29/15 03:34PM

A new study finds that melting sea ice in the North Atlantic caused by global warming could ultimately cause Western Europe to get colder. So there will be somewhere cool to go when America becomes a sweltering hellscape.

Police Arrest Dozens Across Europe in Anti-Terrorism Sweep 

Aleksander Chan · 01/16/15 09:09AM

In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, more than two dozen people were arrested by police across Europe on Friday, who launched raids on locations of suspected Islamist extremists in France, Belgium, and Germany.

Perhaps You'd Like a Chocolate Cigarette at Europe's Hippest New Hostel

Dayna Evans · 11/25/14 02:50PM

Europe is home to three things: people who can drink beer and not get fat, house music, and hostels. If you've been planning a trip to Denmark to find the Williamsburg of Copenhagen, but weren't quite sure about the hostel landscape, you're about get super stupid lucky, you silly hipster.

Hamilton Nolan · 11/04/14 05:04PM

A new study estimates that Europe has suffered "a decrease of 421 million individual birds" in the past 30 years.