European politics

Polls suggest narrow ‘No’ vote in Greek referendum

5 July 2015 17:26

If the final result in the Greek referendum is as close as the polls (not exit polls, so treat with…

French economy minister pushes Germans on bailout money

18 November 2014 8:09

Emmanuel Macron has only been the French economy minister for a few months, but already he’s attracted plenty of domestic…

Smoke, mirrors, magic: how George Osborne “halved” the £1.7bn EU bill

7 November 2014 16:48

George Osborne took a victory lap on Friday to declare that ‘instead of footing the bill, we have halved the…

The EU’s gift to Nigel Farage – Brussels demands £1.7 billion more from Britain

24 October 2014 10:15

With truly dreadful timing, the European Commission has sprung David Cameron with a demand for £1.7 billion in extra British…

Ukip’s unsavoury Polish ally in the European Parliament

22 October 2014 11:57

One of the best arguments against European political integration is the people with whom British political parties end up allied…

Britain gets better European Commissioner job than expected

10 September 2014 11:23

Jean-Claude Juncker clearly appreciated that high-five David Cameron gave him in Brussels recently: he’s appointed Lord Hill to a sizeable economic…

There is a silver lining to Juncker’s appointment

28 June 2014 9:55

David Cameron has been trying to look on the bright side after failing to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of…

How will Cameron work with Juncker?

27 June 2014 8:50

David Cameron has been repeating his line about the importance of sticking to principles in opposing Jean-Claude Juncker this morning…

Cameron needn’t worry too much about Juncker fallout – for now

17 June 2014 8:40

What happens if, as reports suggest today, David Cameron fails in his bid to block Jean-Claude Juncker as president of…

Has Merkel blinked in Juncker row?

3 June 2014 19:05

Angela Merkel has reportedly blinked in the row over Jean-Claude Juncker’s candidacy for president of the European Commission and is…

UK govt still confident of success in junking Juncker

3 June 2014 12:01

Government sources are very keen to dispel the impression in Westminster that David Cameron’s tough guy act over the candidacy…

Why William Hague’s ‘red card’ plan won’t work

1 June 2013 11:54

Alas, now we know William Hague has joined the list – and it’s a long list – of British government…

What next for the anti-euro parties?

22 April 2013 15:53

It’s not a surprise that since the eurozone crisis began, support for eurosceptic parties has risen across the European Union.…