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Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
We map out the rising number of high-tech surveillance and deterrent systems facing asylum seekers along EU borders

Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pope castigates Europe over migration crisis during return to Lesbos
Francis says fear, indifference and cynical disregard continue to condemn people to death at sea

Helena Smith in Athens

05, Dec, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Pope Francis criticises Europe’s divided response to migration crisis
Pontiff uses visit to Greece to highlight plight of migrants and refugees, and voice concern over threat to democracy

Helena Smith in Athens

04, Dec, 2021 @8:04 PM

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Pope arrives in Cyprus after pledge to relocate 50 refugees to Italy
Pontiff’s visit comes as island struggles to cope with unprecedented influx of people

Helena Smith in Athens

02, Dec, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Can the tourism industry survive the climate crisis?
From the Solomon Islands to Denali national park, how five communities reliant on tourism are coping as climate change upends their industry

Emma Pattee and Rita Liu

02, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Covid news: Omicron detected in US; UK reports 48,374 new cases and 171 deaths – as it happened
Case identified in California; UK infections on rise amid fears over Omicron variant; non-EU travellers to France must have negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status

Tom Ambrose (now), Rachel Hall, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

02, Dec, 2021 @12:50 AM

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EU must consider mandatory Covid jabs, says Von der Leyen
European Commission president says EU states need to discuss idea in response to spread of Omicron variant

Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Helena Smith in Athens

01, Dec, 2021 @2:23 PM

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A local’s guide to Athens: five great things to do
Mediterranean street food, modernist marvels and politically inspired nightlife are some of the surprises chosen by this writer and film-maker

Alex King

28, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds
Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groups

Jon Henley

23, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Give the Parthenon marbles back to Greece – tech advances mean there are no more excuses | Simon Jenkins
Artefacts can now be replicated with microscopic accuracy. Will the British Museum, and our prime minister, see sense?, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Refugee activist facing Greek court left ‘in limbo’ after trial postponed
Sean Binder and 24 aid workers are accused of espionage, forgery and intercepting radio frequencies

Helena Smith in Athens

18, Nov, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Voters in west divided more by identity than issues, survey finds
Exclusive: Political clans in UK and elsewhere profess mutual loathing but often align on substance of debates

Jon Henley

17, Nov, 2021 @12:19 PM

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