Young dropouts' second chance

Young European dropouts are paying a high price for school failures with the economy in recession. Many feel pushed aside by education systems, and


German low-key EU campaigning

Election campaigning in Germany… A poster here, a poster there… Relatively little is wholly targetting the European vote; The parties are taking the


Thursday 28th May

European shares finished the day almost one percent lower after three straight days of gains. They were dragged down by worries that mounting


Brussels warns over Opel aid

With talks on saving carmaker Opel in limbo, the European Commission has called a meeting of the region’s trade and economy ministers. Officially it


OPEC output unchanged

OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna have decided to leave the group’s oil output unchanged. It will stay at 24.85 million barrels per day as the


Roma on EU agenda

“Hi, my name is Alexia and I’d like to know what Europe is looking at doing to ensure that the rights of Roma people are respected in each of the


Pakistan hit by a wave of bombs

At least 10 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a series of bombings across Pakistan. In the bloodiest attack, a double explosion at a


A Window on the Universe

ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, could describe some of their work as “putting the universe into our computers”. Based near Madrid in


The Brothers Bloom opens

Rian Johnson’s new film “The Brothers Bloom” is a comedy about a pair of con men starring Rachael Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, and Adrien Brody. Feel-good


Fatal bus crash in Bulgaria

At least 16 people were killed and four more left seriously hurt, when a bus ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in southern Bulgaria. First reports