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Here are the From Our Own Correspondent stories from Europe, sorted by date, from January 2012.


1 September 2012

Tom Esslemont meets the ultra-nationalist Russians accusing President Vladimir Putin of allowing illegal immigration to rise unchecked.

1 September 2012

A two-week holiday in Czechoslovakia in 1992 changed Rob Cameron's life, 20 years later he retraces his steps to see what has changed.


25 August 2012

Dany Mitzman visits the Riviera Romagnola, the holiday region many Italians feel embarrassed about.

18 August 2012

Amiens has become a 'priority security zone' after riots there left 16 officers injured, but Christian Fraser finds the city is not alone in its problems.


24 June 2012

Plans to tame the Danube in Croatia so cargo can continue to be shipped efficiently between countries could greatly damage wetlands and wildlife.

14 June 2012

Visits by Euro 2012 players to the Auschwitz death camp show Poland's dark history has not been forgotten. But how much is remembered in ordinary Polish towns and villages? David Shukman reports.

2 June 2012

A book detailing leaked correspondence from Pope Benedict XVI's office has unnerved the Vatican says David Willey.


26 May 2012

Away from the showmanship of Eurovision 2012, a battle for human rights is taking place in Baku, says the BBC's Steve Rosenberg.

12 May 2012

Germans' relaxed attitude to public nudity can cause occasional embarrassment for visitors but seems at odds with some pre-Cold War cultural divisions, says Stephen Evans .


21 April 2012

As France prepares to vote for a new president Chris Morris finds political rivals are keen to show that history is on their side.

21 April 2012

As the time of year for asparagus comes round again in Germany, Stephen Evans considers the country's love of seasonal eating.

7 April 2012

Jeremy Bowen reported for the BBC during the Bosnian war and, on the 20th anniversary of the start of the conflict, returns to Sarajevo to reflect on his experiences.


15 March 2012

For the first time ever, the Kremlin has a display of modern art - that of the British sculptor Henry Moore. Is this a cultural peace gesture? Rosie Goldsmith reports.

8 March 2012

The economic crisis has swelled the numbers of jobless and homeless Greeks, leaving many deeply pessimistic about the future. Matthew Price reports.


16 February 2012

On Achill Island, off the far west coast of Ireland - up a mountain and in the middle of a bog - sits a magnificently mysterious and modern monument locals are calling Achill-henge. Kieran Cooke reports.

11 February 2012

Christine Finn seeks out the Italian family who have discovered they are related to the US Republican Party hopeful.

9 February 2012

The culturally diverse voters turning to the National Front in France. Christian Fraser reports.

4 February 2012

The Arab Spring disrupted Italy's centuries-old relationship with Libya but now both sides are keen to restore a spirit of co-operation.

4 February 2012

With around one in three young Italians now unemployed, many are considering emigrating in search of work. Alan Johnston reports.



14 January 2012

As Hungary's new constitutional and financial reforms meet with strong opposition, Nick Thorpe considers the government's record in office.

7 January 2012

Stephen Sackur discovers a new world of gourmet food from freeze dried pine needles to fermented mackerel.





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