Desert solar power

Clean energy from North Africa’s sun belt could soon be electrifying Europe. Here is the technology, green promoters say; All that’s missing is the


Friday 29th May

European shares finished the day slightly lower but with London, Frankfurt and Paris all ahead. Among the factors for investors US, Japanese and


Euro zone inflation stagnant

The inflation rate for the euro zone was unchanged in May compared with the same month last year. That means that for the first time since the euro


US economic decline slows

The US economy is still in a bad way, but it is improving; GDP shrank at an annual rate of 5.7 percent between January and March. The figures have


Star voter appeal

Star footballers have been recruited by the European Parliament in its campaign to encourage people to use their votes in the upcoming election.


Catholic Polish voter appeal

The high priests of Poland are urging the faithful to vote in the European parliamentary election for persons who “fully represent the point of view


Health care travel

The question: “Hello Europe, I’m an Italian residing in Belgium for several years now. I’ve discovered that if you need non-urgent health care you


Departures on release

Japanese black comedy “Departures” was the surprise winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year. When a professional musician loses his job


Time running out for Opel

With bankruptcy on the horizon, Germany and the US are in the last chance saloon to save Opel. The two governments have set a deadline later today to


Three more UK MPs to quit

Three more British members of parliament have agreed to stand down at the next election in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal. Opposition Tory