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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The Future of the European Union 2013

    EU seeks road to redemption...
  2. Innovation and the Economy

    Innovation and commercialisation of research are key to future-proofing economic growt...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. January 21, 2014

    Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to Brussels

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, took controversial plans to establish firmer political control of the...

  5. December 19, 2013

    Europe’s north and south must reform together

    For a few years now, I have felt as if I live intellectually in the Alps. In the European Council, I used to translate the...

  6. Brussels Blog

    December 19, 2013

    EU summit: Will anyone be signing contracts?

    Merkel mentioned the "contractual arrangements" in maiden Bundestag speech of her third term Although the two-day EU summit...

  7. November 29, 2013

    Ukraine protests hampered by fragmenting of political opposition

    As pro-European protesters streamed for the ninth day into the same central Kiev square that was the focal point of...

  8. Brussels Blog

    November 25, 2013

    Cheap loans for fiscal reforms. Sound familiar?

    Van Rompuy at last month's EU summit. Will December's summit agree to the contracts? When is a eurozone bailout not a...

  9. November 25, 2013

    Kiev protesters clash with police as anger over EU deal grows

    More than 20,000 demonstrators massed in Kiev on Monday night as protests over Ukraine’s decision to postpone signing...

  10. November 21, 2013

    Europe deal will cap ‘dark pools’ trading

    European policy makers have reached an agreement in principle to cap trading in controversial off-exchange venues known as...

  11. November 21, 2013

    China and EU agree to talks on bilateral investment treaty

    China and the EU have agreed to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty to boost access to each other’s markets in a sign...

  12. November 14, 2013

    Monnet’s Europe needs reform to fit the 21st century

    In spring, 2014 millions of Europeans will cast their vote for a new European parliament. A new European Commission will...

  13. October 29, 2013

    The EU would be better led by Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde

    Imagine an EU led, 12 months from now, by Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde That would catch the world’s attention. Is...

  14. October 25, 2013

    US spying furore spurs EU to action on privacy

    When it first emerged that the US was snooping on millions of European citizens, EU states seemed reluctant to bolster the...

  15. October 24, 2013

    Restoring trust in the secret state

    In the imaginary rule book of Joseph Heller’s dystopia, Catch-22 says the authorities have a right to do anything we cannot...

  16. Brussels Blog

    October 23, 2013

    EU summit: Leaked draft conclusions

    Herman Van Rompuy during a public appearance at the European Council building on Wednesday EU leaders are gearing up for...

  17. October 17, 2013

    Government in danger of stifling bright ideas

    Innovation – now seen as the most important driver of growth and productivity – has become one of the biggest buzzwords in...

  18. October 15, 2013

    David Cameron to urge Brussels on pace of market reform

    Brussels needs to accelerate market deregulation, David Cameron will argue on Tuesday as the prime minister endorses reforms...

  19. October 13, 2013

    Lithuania moves to kill off bonus cap

    Lithuania has made a surprise move to accelerate the Ucits V directive, raising the likelihood that the controversial...

  20. October 12, 2013

    Latest migrant deaths fuel Italian and Maltese calls for EU action

    ROME, October 12 – Italian calls for Europe to do more on the migrant crisis grew on Saturday and Malta’s prime minister...

  21. Money Supply

    September 16, 2013

    Reform contracts: born in Brussels, now backed in Frankfurt

    Blue sky thinking reaches Frankfurt (Getty) Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has revived the idea of “reform...

  22. July 14, 2013

    The dangers of Europe’s technocratic busybodies

    I hear it all the time in European policy discussions: we have done so much more than you ever thought possible. This...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2013

    Introducing the SRM, mangled at birth

    Yep, another euro acronym that may or may not take real form. Notwithstanding resistance in Berlin, President Barroso and...

  24. July 7, 2013

    Possible ban on European commissions splits asset managers

    Asset management professionals are split on whether commission payments from product providers to distributors should be...

  25. June 30, 2013

    The EU will regret terminating a banking union

    The EU has effectively buried the idea of a banking union. It is a decision that will have profound economic consequences...

  26. June 30, 2013

    ‘Weak’ food speculation rules fuel concerns

    Long-awaited European regulation designed to curb speculation in commodities is at risk of being watered down. This is...

  27. June 26, 2013

    Struggling youth

    When EU leaders convene for the European Council on Thursday, one of their priorities will be to find new ways to tackle...

  28. June 23, 2013

    Europe must act to end the scourge of youth unemployment

    Almost 15m Europeans below the age of 30 are neither in employment, nor in education or training. In total this corresponds...

  29. June 16, 2013

    European Mifir regulation revision could risk savings

    The European Council has continued to discuss the European Commission’s proposal that has the potential to raise the cost of...

  30. June 13, 2013

    EU agrees breakthrough in market rules

    EU states reached a deal on Thursday over regulation of banks’ trading activities and competition between clearing houses,...

  31. June 3, 2013

    Shale gas: Battle rages over fracking as reserves sought

    The German brewing industry has become the latest lobby group to set its face against the expansion of hydraulic fracturing...

  32. May 16, 2013

    EU carbon permit surplus doubles in 2012

    The surplus of permits in the EU’s carbon market more than doubled last year to 2bn, according to fresh data that Brussels...

  33. May 8, 2013

    Fiscal union: Integration put on back burner

    In the waning days of 2012, the EU’s two presidents issued ambitious reports setting out a multiyear timetable for...

  34. March 25, 2013

    Japan and EU to start talks on trade deal

    Japan and the EU have agreed to open talks next month over a trade deal in the latest sign of a re-energised global trade...

  35. March 25, 2013

    Cyprus agrees deal on €10bn bailout

    Cyprus reached an 11th-hour €10bn bailout deal with international lenders on Monday morning that avoids a controversial levy...

  36. March 24, 2013

    Cyprus leader in last-ditch bailout talks

    Nicos Anastasiades, the Cypriot president, and his top advisers flew to Brussels on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to secure...

  37. Brussels Blog

    March 15, 2013

    EU summit: At end of Day 1, a new austerity message?

    Monti, right, and Hollande, centre, with Belgium's Elio Di Rupo during Day 1 of the summit For all the pre-summit posturing...

  38. Brussels Blog

    March 14, 2013

    EU Summit: Katainen says no shortcut to growth

    Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen is standing firm. As he arrived in Brussels on Thursday the 41-year-old centre-right...

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