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Greece and the Eurozone, what happens next

25 January 2015 20:55

The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has called Syriza’s leader Alexis Tsipras to concede defeat. But n European Chancelleries, they…

8 ways the EU might spend that 1.7 billion surcharge

24 October 2014 15:12

So the EU wants Britain to pay a 1.7 billion surcharge for the heinous crime of having an economic recovering.…

Why the UK should should be subject to different rules on European migrants

23 October 2014 11:25

The rest of Europe has, predictably, reacted negatively to the suggestion that the UK should be able to impose some…

The European market hangover – bad news is bad news again

17 October 2014 14:04

In the latest Spectator, Liam Halligan takes a sobering look at European markets bearing the brunt of sanctions against Russia.…

Janus-faced Juncker sets out his stall

15 July 2014 17:30

Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech to the European Parliament this morning. Its content was, from the British government’s perspective, provocative.…

Alex Salmond writes a cheque – in pounds sterling – he cannot honour

29 January 2014 9:52

As I type this, Alex Salmond and Mark Carney are chowing over porridge at Bute House, the First Minister’s official…

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…

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…

Lord Heseltine publishes his growth review for Number 10 today. Picture: Getty

The Britain in Europe crowd were wrong then, so why should they be right now?

12 January 2013 11:40

Ed Miliband’s speech to the Fabians is being rather over-shadowed today by Lord Heseltine’s attack on David Cameron’s EU policy;…

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti leaves in a car the Quirinale Presidential palace after handing in his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano. Picture: Getty

Mario Monti resigns

21 December 2012 19:24

Following the passing of his budget, Mario Monti has quit as Italian Prime Minister. At the moment, it remains unclear…

Britain, Scotland, Norway and Europe: lands of magical Sovereignty-Unicorns - Spectator Blogs

12 November 2012 12:38

Even the cheapest, Poundland crystal ball will tell even a blind observer that Europe is pretty soon going to be…

Liam Fox: all weaker Eurozone members should leave the single currency simultaneously

28 October 2012 21:06

Since leaving the Cabinet, Liam Fox has acted as a cross between a scout and an out-rider for various of…

Hunting season distracts from Euro-calamity

31 May 2012 9:04

As James observed yesterday evening, the Westminster media has its eyes on one story today: Jeremy Hunt’s career-defining appearance at…

The guilty men

30 May 2012 12:49

There was a telling moment in Michael Gove’s testimony to Leveson yesterday, when he applauded Rupert Murdoch for The Sun’s…

The coalition’s euro-differences start to boil over

27 May 2012 17:04

Nick Clegg did not show his Berlin speech on the Euro crisis to Number 10 or the Foreign Office before…

Will a Greek exit mean an EU referendum?

25 May 2012 9:04

A couple of weeks ago, James revealed that the promise of an EU referendum is almost certain to feature in…

Why reason doesn’t apply to the Eurozone

19 May 2012 14:34

The Eurozone is a kind of lunacy if you look at it as an economic project. But this isn’t about…

UK banknote printer is ready for any drachma call

18 May 2012 12:48

Even in the most economically tumultuous of times, there are people who stand to make money — some of them…

Eurozone v Facebook — which is the economic model of our time?

17 May 2012 17:48

Even as our attention is gripped by a crumbling eurozone, another huge economic entity is emerging in the marketplace —…

Cameron vents his euro frustration

17 May 2012 12:36

David Cameron’s speech today is a sign of his frustration with the eurozone. Numbers 10 and 11 are increasingly irritated…