About: Second World War

MEP Anna Fotyga: Dumped munitions pose threat to human health and blue economy

Europe’s destructive twentieth century conflicts resulted in thousands of tonnes of conventional and chemical munitions dumped into European waters. Now, more than ever, these dumped munitions must be cleared, says MEP Anna Fotyga.
Europe's East 30-12-2019

Polish PM condemns Putin for ‘lies’ about Second World War

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday (29 December) condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of the Second World War, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures.
Languages & Culture 16-07-2015

French Socialist leader teaches Germans a history lesson

Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the head of France's ruling Socialists and a close ally of President François Hollande, issued an open letter to the German people today (16 July) urging them to re-think their place in Europe.
A convoy of landing craft nears the beach at Normandy, D-Day, June 6, 1944 [Photo: US Army Flickr stream]]
Competition 04-06-2014

French broadcasters attacked over D-Day footage

Foreign TV stations covering this week's 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy have complained about the hefty fees charged by French broadcasters for access to some of the events.