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    1. Brussels Blog

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      Greece takes a fall for Schengen

      Greece has become wearily accustomed to micromanagers in Brussels and Berlin telling it what to do. Last summer’s Greek...

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      Brussels briefing: Brexit Beartraps

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    1. Brussels Blog

      February 11, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Tusk and the Titanic

      This is Wednesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    2. February 10, 2016

      Tusk fears ‘populist’ wave of EU referendums

      Other EU leaders are ready to copy David Cameron’s referendum tactics for their own “egotistic goals”, the European...

    3. February 9, 2016

      The battle over Brexit matters to the world

      A letter from Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, outlines a deal on UK membership of the EU to be...

    4. February 3, 2016

      Cameron takes flak from Conservative MPs on EU deal

      David Cameron has come under heavy criticism in the House of Commons from Conservative Eurosceptic MPs over the draft...

    5. Brussels Blog

      February 3, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Tusk's Brexit blueprint

      This is the Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Cameron’s EU deal lambasted by UK press

      British prime minister David Cameron faced a growing backlash to the draft EU deal on Wednesday, with the UK press...

    7. February 2, 2016

      Cameron faces tough fight to sell EU deal to hostile Eurosceptics

      David Cameron will launch a two-week political campaign on Wednesday to sell to sceptical Conservative MPs and wary EU...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Final battle over EU looms after Cameron’s defining moment

      David Cameron insisted on Tuesday there was still much diplomatic hard pounding to go, but to his cabinet gathered in...

    9. February 2, 2016

      David Cameron seeks to win round central Europe to EU deal

      If there were any doubt where Britain’s hard-fought renegotiation plan with Brussels runs the greatest risk of being...

    10. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Cameron says UK/EU deal outline 'real progress'

      David Cameron has been speaking about the outline proposals for Britain’s future relationship with the EU, summing it...

    11. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Pound inches higher, but no major rally on EU/UK deal outline

      If traders think the proposed new deal for the UK in the European Union is enough to remove the risk of the country...

    12. February 2, 2016

      EU referendum: Donald Tusk’s letter on the UK outline deal

      Letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council on his proposal for a new settlement for the...

    13. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Tusk circulates 'new settlement' on offer to UK

      David Cameron’s fight to keep Britain in the EU began in earnest on Tuesday as the outline of the reform deal he will...

    14. February 2, 2016

      EU referendum: Tusk releases outline reform deal for UK

      David Cameron’s fight to keep Britain in the EU began in earnest on Tuesday with the release of the outline of a...

    15. February 1, 2016

      New proposals launch two-week Brexit battle in pursuit of ‘new settlement’

      Proposals intended to keep Britain in the EU will be published on Tuesday, launching a two-week political battle to...

    16. January 31, 2016

      Cameron hopes on Brexit deal rise after Tusk meeting

      David Cameron’s hopes of securing an EU deal for Britain at a summit this month were rising on Sunday night, in spite...

    17. January 31, 2016

      Cameron pushes to bring forward EU migrants benefits rule

      David Cameron will on Sunday propose a strengthening of the proposed “emergency brake” on limiting benefits to EU...

    18. January 29, 2016

      Progress but ‘not enough’ on Brexit talks, says Cameron

      David Cameron on Friday said he had made progress, but “not enough”, after talks in Brussels aimed at brokering a deal...

    19. January 25, 2016

      Ireland says it is ‘critical’ that UK remains in European Union

      Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, has said that it is “critical” to his country that Britain remains in the...

    20. January 18, 2016

      Tusk breaks ranks with EU leadership on Poland

      Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who heads the European Council, broke with the rest of the EU’s...

    21. January 10, 2016

      Cameron aims to offer Britons in-out vote on EU this summer

      David Cameron is confident he can reach a deal on the UK’s terms of membership in the EU next month, paving the way for...

    22. December 18, 2015

      Tusk joins Italian premier in attacking Berlin over gas pipeline

      Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, became the latest senior politician to criticise plans for a new...

    23. December 16, 2015

      Polls suggest potential 50:50 split on Britain leaving EU

      David Cameron heads to Brussels on Thursday for crucial talks with fellow EU leaders with Donald Tusk, the summit host,...

    24. December 15, 2015

      Ground rules set for landmark EU vote

      The EU referendum bill, having now passed through Parliament, faces only one final formality, receiving Royal assent,...

    25. Brussels Blog

      December 14, 2015

      Is Davutoglu seeking another EU summit invite?

      During the height of the Donbass crisis, Ukrainian diplomats repeatedly managed to get President Petro Poroshenko into...

    26. December 8, 2015

      Poland draws ‘red line’ on UK’s plan to curb migrant benefits

      David Cameron will receive a frosty welcome on Wednesday when he visits Poland, a traditional UK ally which has been...

    27. December 7, 2015

      Britain in EU: Tusk urges flexibility on Cameron’s welfare demand

      EU leaders must urgently overcome differences on David Cameron’s “difficult” migration demands and set the direction...

    28. December 4, 2015

      EU to press ahead with plans to suspend Schengen rules

      EU interior ministers have agreed to press ahead with plans to suspend the Schengen passport-free travel zone, in a...

    29. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    30. November 29, 2015

      Luxembourg ‘blocking’ money market reform

      Luxembourg has been accused of blocking the reform of Europe’s $700bn money market fund industry, with critics claiming...

    31. November 24, 2015

      Cameron runs out of time for EU deal this year

      Brussels has told Downing Street it must finalise its negotiating position on EU reform within a week if David Cameron...

    32. November 22, 2015

      Week Ahead: Political diary

      French president François Hollande will engage in intense diplomacy this week as he seeks to bolster the military and...

    33. November 10, 2015

      Diplomats set talks on the ‘British question’ in motion

      David Cameron’s letter on EU reform holds few surprises but represents a significant Brussels rite of passage,...

    34. November 10, 2015

      Cameron sets out formal demands to EU

      The prime minister has promised European leaders he will campaign “heart and soul” to keep Britain in a reformed EU as...

    35. November 10, 2015

      Mandelson to back Cameron’s EU wishlist

      David Cameron’s four-point plan to reform the EU will is to be given a cautious welcome on Tuesday by Peter Mandelson,...

    36. Brussels Blog

      November 3, 2015

      Operation Guilt Trip: Brussels heaps pressure on member states over refugees

      After a string of bad-tempered, late-night summits, leaders from across the EU agreed an ambitious programme of...

    37. October 14, 2015

      EU border guards to be considered as migrant crisis intensifies

      EU leaders will discuss establishing a “Eurocorps” of border guards controlled by Brussels during a crucial summit on...

    38. October 11, 2015

      Week ahead: Markets diary

      US earnings season, democratic presidential debates, and EU talks on the migration crisis will compete for investor...

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