Peter Geoghegan

Can one of Europe’s poorest countries change its ways?

Last week’s Socialist victory has raised hopes Albania will finally leave behind its communist past.

Scotland’s epic media fail

Catalans form human chain for independence


Scotland’s sectarian shame


Scottish nationalists crank up independence drive


Edinburgh prepares to end sex in saunas


Activists say a change in the city’s once-permissive attitude toward prostitution is threatening the health and safety of sex workers.

Class becomes a factor in Scotland’s independence drive


As the gap narrows between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps, whether or not the UK splits apart may come down to how much Scots earn.

Edinburgh’s very secret society


A university’s relationship with an exclusive all-male club is renewing a debate about sexism.

Why David Cameron is finding it difficult convincing Scotland to stay in the UK


The British prime minister is lobbying Scots to reject independence with promises of more autonomy, but can they believe him?

Fear and loathing in Republika Srpska


With an election looming later this year, the leader of Bosnia’s Serb enclave is threatening to seek independence.