Europe's Home Birth Capital Sees Moms Opt for Hospital

Not so long ago, healthy pregnant women in the Netherlands who wanted to give birth in a hospital, rather than at home, were rare. They were usually foreigners who didn’t trust or understand the medical system. Now, says Amsterdam-based doula Maartje Bruning, a “vast majority” of her clients don’t plan to give birth at home […]

Eastern Europe's Auto Powerhouse

Nestled snug between the Little Carpathians mountain range and the Trnávka river is Trnava, a city known as Little Rome because of its smattering of churches and Roman Catholic allegiance. No one would call it a staple of the European tourist circuit, but French carmaker Peugeot calls it home. And that particular claim to fame […]

Will Sweden Democrats demolish Europe's model 'humanitarian superpower' tonight?

A historic win for the anti-immigrant party in the shining beacon of European values could seismically upend the continent’s future, but establishment parties may still collude to keep the Sweden Democrats out of power – for now. The campaign for Sunday’s parliamentary vote ended as it had run – with dire warnings well outside normal […]

Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations […]

Jose Mourinho: It will take Manchester United two years before matching Europe's elite

Mourinho admits that despite spending around £300m in his first year in charge his squad is not yet at the level demanded by the club’s history, global prestige and commercial success.  Defeat to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday served to underline Mourinho’s belief that while United remain a huge […]