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Why Angela Merkel doesn’t want a haircut

25 July 2013 17:54

The announcement by Angela Merkel last week that there would be no second haircut for Greece may have surprised some readers unfamiliar…

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Cameron confident of common ground with Merkel

11 April 2013 16:33

David Cameron is setting off with his children to visit Angela Merkel on Friday. It’s part of his EU reform…

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David Cameron makes the case for reform in Europe

8 April 2013 8:55

Germany has elections on the way, Spain is just about holding a lid on its economic crisis while keeping a…

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Angela Merkel’s domestic imperative

26 March 2013 18:38

The Cyprus situation has demonstrated that until the elections in the autumn, Angela Merkel’s primary focus is on a domestic…

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Cyprus: This isn’t a tax, it’s a bank raid

18 March 2013 15:52

You know this levy on Cyprus bank deposits? It’s not a levy. A levy is a kind of tax, and…

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Europe Minister won’t give renegotiation specifics

27 January 2013 14:26

There’s ‘no secret plot to get Britain out of the EU’ declared David Lidington on the Sunday Politics. In an…

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Cameron & co relieved by Merkel reaction to speech

24 January 2013 16:29

Angela Merkel’s statement yesterday was a big fillip to David Cameron’s European strategy as it suggested renegotiation was possible. One…

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Merkel ally’s referendum warning underlines Cameron’s precarious position

10 January 2013 16:30

The major gamble that David Cameron is taking with his strategy on Europe is, as James explains in this week’s…

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Nick ‘the fibber’ Clegg faces the fibbed-to

10 January 2013 12:41

Trying out new career options on LBC this morning, Nick Clegg inadvertently illustrated several serious political truths. A caller claimed…

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A satisfactory outcome at the EU budget talks for David Cameron

23 November 2012 16:24

So, the EU budget summit has — as expected — broken up without agreement. We await the date of the…

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David Cameron under attack from voters, Ed Miliband, David Davis and Angela Merkel on Europe

18 November 2012 11:49

The Sunday Papers and the broadcast shows are packed with accounts of Britain’s fractious relationship with the European Union, and…

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The View from 22 — Britain vs. Germany, kicking the Lib Dems and the BBC 28

15 November 2012 9:19

Are Britain and Germany heading for an almightily clash over the future of the EU? In this week’s Spectator, Christopher…

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‘Cameron will not turn back’: EU budget summit under threat

9 November 2012 17:34

Will David Cameron be denied his veto moment after all? Brussels sources appear to think the European Union budget summit…

Angela Merkel told the European Parliament today that she could not imagine 'that the UK would not be part of Europe'. Picture: Getty

Angela Merkel: I can’t imagine UK quitting the EU

7 November 2012 19:17

David Cameron and Angela Merkel are eating dinner together tonight, over which they will discuss the forthcoming European Budget summit.…

Angela Merkel knows she needs to display some impatience with David Cameron's demands on the EU Budget. Picture: Getty

The Brussels budget imbroglio

26 October 2012 16:35

The EU budget negotiation, now a month away, promises to be David Cameron’s next big European test. The Prime Minister…

Angela Merkel is currently threatening to cancel the European budget summit if David Cameron threatens to veto every deal on the table. Picture: Carla Millar

Dave vs Angela, round 2

22 October 2012 12:06

David Cameron appears to be looking for a suite of examples for his party that he’s still fighting their corner.…

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Angela Merkel’s nerves about Britain’s future in the EU

16 October 2012 8:56

The Prime Minister and Angela Merkel spoke last night on the phone to discuss the European Council meeting later this…

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The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize

12 October 2012 11:20

Today is not April the first; but the European Union has indeed won the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a…

Eurofighter Typhoon Launched To Replace Tornado F3s

Whitehall’s mistake over BAE and EADS

11 October 2012 17:48

There have been some sharp responses to the demise of the proposed BAE EADS merger. My personal favourite is John Redwood’s…

The Eurozone Crisis Deepens As Greece Attempts To Avoid Bankruptcy

Whatever it takes to save the euro

30 July 2012 8:50

In case you were in any doubt about how committed eurozone leaders are to the survival of the single currency,…

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Joining Harriet Harman’s feminist club

22 July 2012 16:13

If feminism is ‘a creed of women’s solidarity’, do you pick and choose about which women you’re in solidarity with?…

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Europe’s illusory deal

29 June 2012 19:45

After Merkel’s decision to allow Eurozone funds to be used to bail out Spanish and Italian banks, the press tomorrow…

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Angela’s anguish on ESM vote

29 June 2012 14:15

This all feels rather miserably familiar. Eurozone leaders come to a dawn agreement about resolving the crisis. Markets react positively.…

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Italy and Spain put Merkel in the corner

29 June 2012 9:00

It took them 13 hours, but eurozone leaders have finally agreed to use bailout funds to recapitalise banks directly. The…

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Of technocrats and democrats

27 June 2012 9:15

A former European leader was a guest at a private dinner in London recently. It was a polite and reverential…