Europe is the third-most populous continent on the planet, home to an estimated population in the region of three-quarters of a billion people. The continent stretches beyond the borders of the 29-member European Union.
Much of DW's coverage focuses on political, economic and cultural affairs on the European continent. If "Europe" made our list of keywords in our recent content, then that item will appear in the list below.
A surge in anti-Semitism in Europe has made many Jews consider leaving, according to an EU survey. Anti-Semitism has risen particularly in France, with Jewish people in Germany reporting the highest level of harassment.
Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. Because a court in the Netherlands on Monday rejected his request to take 20 years off his age. Keith Walker speaks with Mr. Ratelband and starts by asking him what happened?
At the end of last month, the Russian coast guard seized 3 Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews off the Crimean Peninsula. Russia then blocked a key commercial waterway leading to and from two important Ukrainian ports. Shipping is now getting through again. But as Nick Connolly reports from one of those ports, Mariupol, it's apparent that tensions in the area have been long in the making.
A victory for the Yellow Vests in France - George Soros-funded university is forced out of Hungary - The far-right makes gains in Spain - Ireland advances the Occupied Territories Bill - Uncertain times in Mariupol - Boom and bust for Turkey’s construction industry - The Dutch clergy rally to prevent a deportation – The Dutchman who wants to change his age - An Italian man who's also a mother.
The collapse in Turkey's currency, forcing a surge in interest rates, has plunged the country's construction industry into recession. Construction, once the driving force of Turkey's booming economy, is in trouble, which could pose problems for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose more than 15 years of electoral success is built on rising economic prosperity. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Some six weeks after a pastor in the Netherlands began a fairly ordinary church service, that service is still underway. The Protestant Bethel Church in The Hague is trying to prevent the deportation of an Armenian family that was denied asylum after almost nine years in the Netherlands. It's the latest in a series of incidents fueling the debate on migration. Stefan Bos has more from The Hague.
Ireland's upper house, the Seanad, has passed a bill that bans importing goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Keith Walker speaks with Gavan Reilly, political reporter at Ireland's Virgin Media News, and begins by asking him what the law would mean on a practical level.