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Greece is still the word ahead of today’s eurosummit

30 January 2012 9:14

How about this for a claim by Nicolas Sarkozy, made in a TV appearance yesterday? ‘Europe is no longer at…

Dave in Davos

26 January 2012 14:50

Reading Cameron’s speech to the suits in Davos, one thing stands out: he’s in no mood to stop ‘lecturing’ the…

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A taxing kind of spin

10 January 2012 17:15

The story being briefed out of the year’s first Franco-German Summit is that President Nicolas Sarkozy won the backing of…

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Happy New Year from world leaders

1 January 2012 16:22

It’s the New Year — a time when politicians all over the globe get on their soapboxes and preach to…

26 versus 1 — really?

14 December 2011 7:34

Judging from much of the coverage in UK media, you would be forgiven for thinking that Britain is on the…

Ten myths about Cameron’s EU veto

10 December 2011 18:55

The EU veto that Cameron pulled in the early hours of Thursday morning has been widely misunderstood on all sides.…

A dozen questions for after the Brussels summit

9 December 2011 18:32

Cameron will be depicted in tomorrow’s press as either a Tory Boudicca or an Essex Bulldog (© Tristram Hunt), depending…

What could Cameron have done differently?

9 December 2011 13:23

It is hard not to see the results of last night’s European meeting as the first step towards a fundamentally…

The Merkozy Plan fails to convince

9 December 2011 12:03

A day or so ago, the markets were rising in anticipation of what might be achieved at this Brussels summit.…

A defining moment

9 December 2011 10:27

David Cameron’s use of the veto in the early hours of this morning changes the British political landscape. The first…

Cameron says ‘No’

9 December 2011 7:43

It looks like Britain could be heading for renegotiation with the EU sooner rather than later. The UK, Hungary, Czechs…

Europe is the story again

8 December 2011 0:05

Today was one of those days when we saw just how divisive the European issue can be to the Conservative…

Cameron’s plan

7 December 2011 9:17

Much ado about a Cabinet split over Europe this morning. The Financial Times hasinterviewed Ken Clarke, whose europhile instincts are…

Yes, Virginia, History Matters: Eurozone Edition

5 December 2011 23:47

Broadly speaking, there are two ways of viewing the eurozone crisis: it’s a problem of economics or a problem of…

The Gospel according to Delors

3 December 2011 10:18

An old enemy of England nestles in the pages of today’s Daily Telegraph. Charles Moore travelled to Paris to meet…

A tale of two cities

2 December 2011 15:03

Nicolas Sarkozy is grudgingly admired by French socialists as a political fighter, capable of thriving even in the most desperate situation.…

Merkel’s fiscal union won’t solve the euro’s problems

2 December 2011 13:15

Few people have been as vindicated about the failings of the euro as Marty Feldstein, who was chairman of the…

Meanwhile, in Europe…

29 November 2011 18:09

There probably hasn’t been a meeting of European finance ministers as important as the one tonight. The euro is still…

The reasons for Angela Merkel’s popularity

28 November 2011 17:19

The British government is becoming ever more gloomy about the prospects for the euro, believing that Angela Merkel will not…

Paying for justice

23 November 2011 19:39

To British ministers, the role that the International Criminal Court played over Libya was key – it made clear that…

The dangers of ever-closer union

22 November 2011 17:51

Yesterday, Fraser wrote that ‘reporting of European issues tends to ignore public opinion’. Today, Philip Stephens has neatly illustrated Fraser’s…

How ambitious is Cameron on Europe?

21 November 2011 14:45

Someone forgot to pack his handbag. We heard yesterday that David Cameron has agreed to let Merkel pursue full fiscal union…

The vote in Spain

20 November 2011 17:31

The expected triumph of the centre-right Popular Party in today’s Spanish elections promises to have some interesting consequences for British…

Cameron and Merkel: all smiles but no progress

18 November 2011 13:37

David Cameron and Angela Merkel were clearly keen to show that, whatever the tensions over the role of the European…

The debate over Europe’s future

18 November 2011 9:36

We’ve got two interventions by high-profile European politicians in the British papers this morning. In the FT, German foreign minister…