How to boost the European vote

Question: “Hello, I’m from Germany and I would love to know what the European parliament could have done to better motivate people to vote in the


Wednesday 10th June

European shares finished the day up but they had slipped from their earlier highs as Wall Street turned negative. Banks benefited from the


Q1 Italian GDP worse

Italy’s economy performed even more poorly than originally estimated during the first three months of the year. The euro zone’s third biggest


Crude hits seven month high

Oil prices are on the rise on signs that demand could be recovering particularly in the US, the world’s largest energy consumer. Reserves of crude


Art in Basel and in Madrid

Art Basel has opened in Switzerland. The show boasts a record number of exhibits across the contemporary art world – more than 2,500 of them in


Seaside sculpture from Bondi

The International Sculpture by the Sea exhibition has opened in the Danish city of Aarhus. Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary were


Arcandor files for bankruptcy

Germany’s Arcandor has filed for bankruptcy protection after the German government rejected a request for loan guarantees. The company owns