EU renegotiation

How far will Merkel go on Greece?

13 June 2015 11:40

The Greek crisis has been going on for so long now, it is hard to imagine it actually coming to…

The two tightropes that Cameron must walk on Europe

31 May 2015 11:08

David Cameron has to walk two tightropes on Europe, and at the same time too. The first is to negotiate a…

David Cameron’s contradictory EU stance

29 May 2015 15:43

Of all the talks he will have with European leaders about his plans to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe, David…

Will Cameron’s renegotiation efforts be boosted by the Out campaign’s troubles?

28 May 2015 15:42

David Cameron is in Holland and France today trying to pave the way for the renegotiation of the terms of…

Will Merkel throw her diplomatic weight behind Cameron’s renegotiation strategy?

7 January 2015 17:24

Before today’s awful events in Paris, the meeting between David Cameron and Angela Merkel was going to be the big…

The UK needs a referendum on the EU, or we won’t get a better deal

25 September 2014 15:41

In this morning’s Independent, a collection of Establishment names have broken cover and lobbied David Cameron to abandon his pledge…

David Cameron’s eurosceptic colleagues are pushing him to set out his renegotiation demands

27 June 2014 14:42

David Cameron has warned his European colleagues that there will be ‘consequences’ if they support Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment today. He’s…

What we learned from leaked tapes showing Poland’s Radek Sikorski turning on Cameron

23 June 2014 18:32

Other than the revelation that politicians like to use bad language (hardly a shock to Coffee House readers), what have…

The Conservatives may have damaged their chances of reforming Europe

13 June 2014 11:04

Although many MEPs believe that the European Parliament is the centre of the known political universe, in truth the goings…

How George Osborne thinks that Britain can get a new EU deal

8 May 2014 11:10

A second Tory term would be dominated by the EU renegotiation. Within 18 months of returning to office, David Cameron…

Cameron’s renegotiation strategy is no longer an obstacle to a second Tory-Lib Dem coalition

6 April 2014 16:11

David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the European Union has long been regarded as a major obstacle to…

Merkel visit: now it’s time for David Cameron to tell us want he wants

28 February 2014 10:23

David Cameron pulled out all the ceremonial stops for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to London and the way in which…

Merkel makes it clear: no special status for Britain in the EU

27 February 2014 14:28

Angela Merkel’s speech today didn’t close doors on EU reform but nor did it open as many as some close…

Angela Merkel is the key to reform – but David Cameron still needs a European strategy

22 February 2014 10:01

Angela Merkel is getting the full red carpet treatment when she visits next week. In a 24 hour visit, she’ll…

The mysterious absence of the Immigration Bill

14 January 2014 13:27

What has happened to the Immigration Bill? It was supposed to come before the House of Commons for report stage…

The EU had 30 years to create a single market, and failed – we need change

14 January 2014 13:14

It is perhaps the most striking failure of the EU that nearly 30 years since Margaret Thatcher signed the Single…

The British option – a business proposal for EU renegotiation

14 January 2014 11:31

Announcing the Balance of Competences review in July 2012, in which the Government launched a consultation of Britain’s membership of…

Faster curbs on ‘benefit tourism’ are easy-peasy compared with Cameron’s real EU task

18 December 2013 8:54

The Prime Minister’s announcement today that he is fast-tracking his curbs on ‘benefit tourism’ was designed to reassure worried MPs…

EU red tape push will give Cameron cover for renegotiation

15 October 2013 9:06

The government’s business taskforce will give a presentation today to Cabinet on its report on slashing EU regulation. David Cameron…