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    1. Brussels Blog

      July 17, 2015

      Who will pay for Greece's new €86bn bailout?

      Now that eurozone finance ministers have approved reopening bailout talks with Greece, the long slog to negotiating a...

    2. Brussels Blog

      July 16, 2015

      Donald Tusk interview: the annotated transcript

      After spending much of the six-month standoff between Greece and its eurozone creditors on the sidelines, Donald Tusk,...

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    1. July 16, 2015

      Greece: Donald Tusk warns of extremist political contagion

      The bitter stand-off over Greece has given new energy to radical political groups on the left and right, creating a...

    2. The World

      July 14, 2015

      Spanish bemoan humiliating defeat in Brussels

      It is not just the Greeks who are lamenting a humiliating defeat in Brussels. The Spanish government, too, has suffered...

    3. July 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: When the ECB thinks like a private bank

      Frankfurt lays out its view on risk The war of words over Greece is becoming ever shriller despite European Council...

    4. Brussels Blog

      June 30, 2015

      ECJ Fight Club: EU's top judge complains about MEP

      The EU’s top judge has written to the European Parliament’s president to complain about an MEP involved in the...

    5. Brussels Blog

      June 29, 2015

      UPDATED: Tsipras requests bailout extension (again)

      [UPDATE] Late on Monday, Donald Tusk, the European Council president, wrote to Alexis Tsirpas, the Greek prime...

    6. June 26, 2015

      Cameron’s softly-softly approach wins EU favour

      David Cameron’s big moment came just before midnight as EU leaders were mired in one of their most tempestuous summit...

    7. June 26, 2015

      Anger spills over at summit to fix EU migrant policy

      A summit supposed to produce a unified response to the EU’s refugee crisis boiled over in frustration, with national...

    8. June 26, 2015

      EU plan to share asylum seeker burden collapses

      The EU’s plan to force member states to share out asylum seekers collapsed on Thursday after a late-night meeting...

    9. June 25, 2015

      Lobby forces Brussels U-turn on asylum seekers

      The EU has been forced to abandon a key element of its plan to address Europe’s migrant crisis after it dropped a...

    10. June 23, 2015

      European Central Bank raises emergency funding to Greek banks

      The European Central Bank on Tuesday raised the limit on the emergency liquidity assistance available to Greek banks to...

    11. June 17, 2015

      David Cameron battles to keep reform on EU agenda

      David Cameron will on Wednesday lobby Italian premier Matteo Renzi to back his plans for EU reform. But their meeting...

    12. Brussels Blog

      May 26, 2015

      The big eurozone overhaul may not be so big

      When eurozone leaders decided last year it was time for another look at overhauling their common currency, the main...

    13. Brussels Blog

      May 13, 2015

      Future of the eurozone: Leaked sherpas' note

      The agenda for next month’s EU summit has the potential to become very full very fast. European leaders are already...

    14. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Paris, Berlin & Rome: Dijsselbloem re-election tour?

      Normally, it wouldn’t seem unusual for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, to be making the rounds to the...

    15. April 22, 2015

      The hour of Europe on the Mediterranean crisis

      When EU heads of government meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean they need...

    16. Nick Butler

      April 13, 2015

      The EU is quietly shaping its energy union

      An intriguing process has begun in the EU, almost unnoticed outside the small world of Brussels and the shrinking...

    17. April 12, 2015

      European Court of Justice doubles number of judges

      The number of judges at the second-highest court in the EU is to double to 56, even though the court itself initially...

    18. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    19. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron to seek EU VAT exemptions for small UK companies

      David Cameron will press Jean-Claude Juncker to revise new European laws applying to value added tax on digital...

    20. March 3, 2015

      Proposals on European net neutrality open ‘two-speed’ internet

      European internet providers would be allowed to profit from “two-speed” data services under proposals being considered...

    21. January 21, 2015

      Telecoms operators welcome European proposals on net neutrality

      European telecom operators would face strict rules guaranteeing unrestrained internet access for customers under “net...

    22. December 14, 2014

      A topsy-turvy EU world of power, money and politics

      One of the more peculiar characteristics of the EU is an inverse relationship between political power and control over...

    23. Brussels Blog

      December 10, 2014

      Leaked EU summit conclusions: Draghi left hanging?

      The dance had become so routine that we at the Brussels Blog were thinking of giving it a name, the Eurozone Two-Step....

    24. December 5, 2014

      Air traffic changes spark UK spat with Spain on Gibraltar

      The UK’s foreign secretary has accused Spain of using the EU to attack Gibraltar’s sovereignty in the latest dispute...

    25. Gavyn Davies

      October 7, 2014

      Germany is stalling

      Tuesday’s extremely weak German industrial production figures published for August have come an awkward time for the...

    26. October 1, 2014

      Poland on course for battle on new EU climate change targets

      Poland’s new prime minister on Wednesday set her country on course for a battle with Brussels over the EU’s future...

    27. The World

      September 28, 2014

      Solving the mystery of Donald Tusk

      The appointment of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council was greeted with a certain amount of bafflement in...

    28. September 23, 2014

      Mobile operators set to get reprieve on EU roaming rates

      Long-fought proposals on roaming and spectrum ownership could be watered down, giving some breathing room for the EU’s...

    29. The World

      September 15, 2014

      Au revoir and thank you to Mr Van Rompuy

      It’s time to say “thank you” to Herman Van Rompuy. Mr Van Rompuy, 66, is nearing the end of five years as the first...

    30. September 7, 2014

      Polish premier’s departure leaves party facing test

      Poland will lose its longest-serving prime minister in more than three decades this week, forcing a government...

    31. August 31, 2014

      Cameron looks to reap dividend from backing Tusk for top EU job

      David Cameron’s belated switch to back Poland’s Donald Tusk for a top EU post has secured Britain’s prime minister an...

    32. The World

      August 31, 2014

      Poland cheers Tusk’s departure to Europe’s top table

        © Getty By Henry Foy in Warsaw Pride and relief mixed on the streets of Warsaw the morning after Polish prime...

    33. August 30, 2014

      EU leaders name Donald Tusk president of the European Council

      EU leaders have unanimously chosen Poland’s prime minister as president of the European Council, giving a country from...

    34. Brussels Blog

      August 29, 2014

      EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

      Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders...

    35. The A-List

      August 28, 2014

      Russia's invasion of Ukraine demands a decisive response

      Let’s be clear: Russia has invaded Ukraine. We can debate the reasons. But we can no longer debate the fact. Nor can we...

    36. August 28, 2014

      Poland and Denmark in two-horse race for EU council presidency

      The contest for the final remaining top EU job has become a two-person race between the leaders of Poland and Denmark,...

    37. August 27, 2014

      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...

    38. August 27, 2014

      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...

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