Spain

Fears grow over Spanish bailout

20 July 2012 17:45

The market data on Spain this afternoon suggests that the bailout sticking plaster agreed earlier by eurozone finance ministers wasn’t…

An afternoon in Madrid

19 June 2012 17:15

The most obvious — but far from the only — author to read when in Madrid must be Ernest Hemingway.…

The pain in Spain

15 June 2012 17:45

Something’s amiss when a nice glass of Rioja in the middle of Madrid costs just €1.90. As Spain’s credit rating…

Who wins as Spain stutters?

11 June 2012 18:00

The news that matters today isn’t what was said at Leveson, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the government won’t act…

A poor man’s compromise

9 June 2012 7:45

The expectation in both Brussels and Whitehall is that this weekend will see a bailout for Spain agreed. It appears…

Cameron defies increasingly isolated Merkel

8 June 2012 9:00

‘No’ used to be the French prerogative in matters of European integration. Charles de Gaulle made a late career out…

Storms over the continent

6 June 2012 16:30

Whitehall sits and waits. Normal politics is continuing, squalls over whether the apprentice stewards at the Jubilee were taken advantage…

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 US has taken a stance against Argentina’s brinkmanship — it’s time we joined them

8 May 2012 16:48

The 30th anniversary of the Falklands War – and the bellicose rhetoric (and videos) currently emerging from Buenos Aires —…

Can Merkel and Hollande meet in the middle?

7 May 2012 17:03

This afternoon, it’s even clearer that the French and Greek elections are a significant moment in the life of the…

May Day, May Day

2 May 2012 14:18

There was a sense of urgency, even emergency, in many countries on May 1 this year. The goings-on in the…

Fears heighten as the Eurocrisis rumbles on

2 May 2012 12:56

For all the coverage of hacking, pasty tax and the like, the continuing crisis in the eurozone remains the most…

Would Spain stop Scotland from joining the EU?

12 January 2012 16:29

Alex Salmond’s case for independence relies on Scotland joining the European Union. If an independent Scotland was a member of…

The latest act in Europe’s comic opera

19 December 2011 22:25

If it was not all so serious, the efforts to save the single currency would be worthy of a comic…

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…

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…

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…

The spectre of populism

13 November 2011 10:21

Across Europe, the bien pensant are worried. They fear that the Eurocrisis could lead to the rise of populism —…

The Italian domino effect

10 November 2011 0:39

For all the debate about Theresa May and border security, the big news has not been at Westminster today. Instead,…

Leadership at last?

25 September 2011 9:40

Most of today’s papers carry reports of a deal to relieve the European sovereign debt crisis. The details are varied,…