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  1. 11 hours ago

    Europe’s next foreign policy chief

    The EU’s heads of government will meet in Brussels on Saturday to select two of the bloc’s leading office-holders for the...

  2. 15 hours ago

    Polish PM Donald Tusk takes populist route to re-election

    Polish prime minister Donald Tusk outlined a ream of populist measures on Wednesday, starting a year-long election campaign...

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  1. 16 hours ago

    European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

    The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

  2. August 26, 2014

    David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

    David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing row...

  3. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  4. Brussels Blog

    July 25, 2014

    Van Rompuy's letter on Russia: the complete text

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, with Van Rompuy at a January summit in Brussels After weeks of equivocation that...

  5. July 17, 2014

    EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

    A summit of European leaders held to pick the three remaining top EU jobs broke up early Thursday morning with no deal on...

  6. July 16, 2014

    Q&A: The confusing contest for the EU’s top jobs

    After Tuesday’s official coronation of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission, EU leaders at a...

  7. Brussels Blog

    July 16, 2014

    EU summit: Leaked draft of new Russia sanctions

    A pro-Russian militant stands guard at a checkpoint outside Donetsk earlier this week. UPDATE: We’ve now posted the draft...

  8. July 6, 2014

    Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

    Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

  9. Brussels Blog

    June 30, 2014

    After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs

    Thorning-Schmidt, left, and Merkel at last week's EU summit. Is the Danish PM's star falling? With Jean-Claude Juncker’s...

  10. The World

    June 27, 2014

    The summit that will go down in history

    (Getty) “There is a tide in the affairs of men “Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” So said Brutus in...

  11. June 25, 2014

    Allies abandon Cameron ahead of summit

    European allies of David Cameron abandoned the British prime minister on Wednesday ahead of a showdown over EU leadership,...

  12. June 25, 2014

    Europe’s top jobs: The runners and riders

    With the nomination of Jean Claude-Juncker, an ex-Luxembourg prime minister, as president of the European Commission all but...

  13. Brussels Blog

    June 24, 2014

    Van Rompuy's fiscal agenda: more Matti than Mutti?

    Van Rompuy meeting with Britain's David Cameron at Downing Street on Monday The less-watched parallel process to selecting...

  14. June 23, 2014

    Cameron prepared to be isolated in challenge on Juncker presidency

    David Cameron on Monday challenged European leaders to outvote him and press ahead with the appointment of Jean-Claude...

  15. June 23, 2014

    Push to secure EU’s remaining top jobs

    Europe’s centre-left prime leaders are mounting an 11th-hour push to secure their share of the EU’s most high-profile jobs...

  16. June 23, 2014

    Herman Van Rompuy urges EU to do less

    The EU should limit its ambitions over the next five years and not take on policy issues that can better be handled by...

  17. June 22, 2014

    Cameron prepares to force Juncker vote

    David Cameron will warn on Monday that European leaders are setting a “dangerous precedent” by deciding to back Jean-Claude...

  18. June 22, 2014

    Merkel versus Renzi for the future of the eurozone

    Behind the big battle for the presidency of the European Commission lies an important debate that has not yet caught much...

  19. June 18, 2014

    Cameron to go down fighting over Juncker’s EU appointment

    David Cameron has vowed to go down fighting in his battle to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming European Commission...

  20. June 16, 2014

    Cameron faces setback over Juncker

    David Cameron’s campaign to head off Jean-Claude Juncker’s election to the EU’s most high-profile job is facing its most...

  21. June 7, 2014

    Poroshenko vows to unite Ukraine

    Petro Poroshenko was formally sworn in on Saturday as Ukraine’s president, pledging to unite a deeply divided nation while...

  22. June 3, 2014

    David Cameron faces fight to block Juncker

    David Cameron on Tuesday stepped up efforts to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the...

  23. June 2, 2014

    Tony Blair calls for ‘manifesto’ to reform EU

    Leaders should set out a “manifesto for change” to address disillusionment with the EU , Tony Blair said on Monday, as the...

  24. May 30, 2014

    Tony Blair seeks ‘pro-European role’ to fight rise of populism

    Tony Blair is looking for a prominent pan-European role in the fight against euroscepticism as he seeks to re-engage with...

  25. May 27, 2014

    Socialists back Jean-Claude Juncker for top EU job

    The EU’s centre-left Socialist group said on Tuesday that it would back Christian Democratic rival Jean-Claude Juncker’s...

  26. May 27, 2014

    Who will gain power in the EU’s post ‘earthquake’ world?

    Europe’s presidents and prime ministers arrive in Brussels on Tuesday night to kick off formal talks over who will lead the...

  27. The World

    May 26, 2014

    Europe's new Tower of Babel

    The European parliament is about to become noisier, more unruly, more confusing and more difficult to deal with as a result...

  28. May 22, 2014

    David Cameron seeks allies in keeping Jean-Claude Juncker from Brussels job

    David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, is to launch a diplomatic offensive after this week’s European elections to try to...

  29. May 21, 2014

    Brussels dialect is a gift to the EU’s foes

    Voters this week are expected to give the EU a battering. In elections to the European Parliament, parties opposed to the EU...

  30. May 21, 2014

    Predictions of populist takeover in Europe are far fetched

    Few politicians are less prone to alarmism than Herman Van Rompuy, the soft-spoken president of the European Council, which...

  31. May 19, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker tries to blaze a European campaign trail

    Even though he already had two wrapped around his neck, Jean-Claude Juncker was offered a third headset by a hostess so he...

  32. May 4, 2014

    Voting will not change Europe’s real power balance

    “This difference between the parliament and those who take the real decisions is very clear to the citizens.” The words of...

  33. April 27, 2014

    European Commission hopefuls try to excite voters with TV debate

    Voters across Europe will be introduced on Monday to four candidates vying to be the next head of the European Commission...

  34. March 23, 2014

    Europe needs to play the long game on sanctions

    I have not been the biggest supporter of the European Council in the past few years, particularly over its calamitous...

  35. March 21, 2014

    EU adds new names to visa bans

    The EU decided to take only incremental new measures to punish Russia for this week’s annexation of Crimea, adding 12 names...

  36. March 12, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: G7 warns Russia over Crimea occupation

    The Group of Seven industrialised nations, led by the US, on Wednesday delivered a warning to Russia over its occupation of...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    Guest post: central Europe's golden decade

    By Pawel Swieboda and Milan Nic There will be two types of anniversaries in Europe this year. The ones related to 1914, will...

  38. February 9, 2014

    Transcript of interview with Danièle Nouy

    FT Could we get a sense of your targets in terms of the start-up of the SSM [Single Supervisory Mechanism] and when you...

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