Angela Merkel

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…

Berlusconi: latest victim of Europe’s reverse Arab Spring

12 November 2011 21:22

Berlusconi has finally resigned – and so continues what seems to be the Arab Spring in reverse (a Gnirps Bara).…

Who speaks for the euro?

12 November 2011 17:04

That’s a more relevant question that you might think. Despite European leaders talking for ages about the nonsensical notion of…

Angela we have heard on high

9 November 2011 16:41

As Italy and Greece implode, and the pressure increases for Germany to do something, anything, Angela Merkel has made a…

Cameron leaves Cannes with an IMF headache

4 November 2011 15:59

The Cannes summit leaves the world no further forward on its quest for some kind of solution to the Eurozone…

Reuters: Papandreou to resign on Friday

4 November 2011 0:14

Reuters is reporting tonight that the Greek Prime Minister has agreed to resign on Friday. The news agency says that…

Merkel and Sarkozy try to hold the euro together

2 November 2011 20:55

Right about now, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are having George Papandreou for dinner. There have been all sorts of…

Summit for nothing?

27 October 2011 9:08

The punchline to yesterday’s eurosummit comes in the very first paragraph of theofficial statement, released in the darkness of morning:…

The Euro masquerade

26 October 2011 18:00

So much rot has been said about the Eurozone crisis that you do wonder whether Merkel, Sarkozy et al have…