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  1. May 8, 2013

    Political reform: Financial crisis fuels talk of democratic deficit

    Last year, when Belgium was faced with demands from the European Commission to shave a further €1bn-€2bn from its budget, a...

  2. November 6, 2012

    Britain will find little EU sympathy

    From Andrew Duff MEP. Sir, Janan Ganesh, in “Britain and Germany’s mutual misunderstanding” (Comment, November 6), misjudges...

  1. December 19, 2011

    The new British policy of sabotage

    Not cock-up but conspiracy. Not stupid but sabotage. That is the inevitable verdict on the British government’s performance...

  2. October 18, 2011

    Britain’s European dilemma

    Nervous as they are, Europe’s steps towards federal union pose a gigantic dilemma for the UK. If Britain is not to join the...

  3. September 26, 2011

    A crisis of European integration

    The crisis of capitalism is also a crisis of European integration. The fundamental tenet of post-war Europe is that unity...

  4. July 20, 2011

    Offering succour to the Murdochs

    Lord Rothschild, a long-term friend of Rupert Murdoch and one-time BSkyB director, has come out in support of his fellow...

  5. June 14, 2011

    Britain’s EU bill puts stability at risk

    Unreported and almost unobserved, Britain’s House of Lords is coming to an end of weeks of debate on the coalition...

  6. June 14, 2011

    Britain’s EU bill puts stability at risk

    Unreported and almost unobserved, Britain’s House of Lords is coming to an end of weeks of debate on the coalition...

  7. April 28, 2011

    Experiments in a more federal EU

    As it works to shore up the euro, the European Union is having to improvise. Already we see some startling innovations which...

  8. February 9, 2011

    Kemalism still has an important role to play in Turkey

    From Prof Emeritus Feroz Ahmad. Sir, I read with interest Andrew Duff’s article “EU and Turkey avoid last ditch Cypriot...

  9. January 20, 2011

    EU and Turkey avoid last ditch Cypriot talks

    The European Union and Turkey are about to make a huge mistake. Next week, in Geneva, probably the last meeting of Greek and...

  10. December 8, 2010

    Europe slithers towards fiscal union

    Europe is slithering into a fiscal union. Slither is not good. how to slither is not in the European Union’s rule books....

  11. November 15, 2010

    A referendum lock on Britain’s ambition

    David Cameron has made a solemn pledge. Britain’s prime minister will never propose the transfer of new powers or...

  12. November 10, 2010

    Piper Jaffray’s biotech retreat reflects trend

    Piper Jaffray, once one of the biggest brokers covering Britain’s biotechnology industry, is the latest casualty of the...

  13. November 10, 2010

    Held to ransom by Greek prejudice and Turkish pride

    From Andrew Duff, MEP. Sir, James Blitz (“UN talks are ‘last chance for solution’ on Cyprus”, November 8) describes very...

  14. October 21, 2010

    Move to accentuate British exceptionalism

    Tampering with constitutions is dangerous stuff and particularly so in the UK where, notoriously, very little is written...

  15. May 11, 2010

    Zygos zooms

    The Zygos headhunting team is keeping up the tradition of late co-founder John Viney , notching up a couple of large scalps...

  16. May 11, 2010

    Politic Mr Duff

    The new chairman of water group Severn Trent, Andrew Duff , is well-used to being quizzed by politicians as he takes over a...

  17. May 4, 2010

    Plan to shake up European parliament elections

    European citizens would have the opportunity to select 25 candidates from a Europe-wide list in future elections for the...

  18. February 23, 2010

    Who is Herman Van Rompuy?

    With Europe’s economic and monetary union in a spin, it is a good time to ask what the new Lisbon treaty can do to help. In...

  19. February 9, 2010

    Diplomacy doesn’t stand a chance

    From Andrew Duff MEP. Sir, The withdrawal of UK government support for the College of Europe in Bruges is worse than it...

  20. December 16, 2009

    All eyes on ‘triple-hatted’ Ashton

    As the European parliament prepares for January’s public hearings on President José Manuel Barroso’s second Commission, the...

  21. November 26, 2009

    MEPs set to flex muscles over Brussels posts

    Five years ago the formation of a new European Commission marked a watershed for the European parliament. MEPs used the...

  22. November 25, 2009

    MEPs set to flex muscles over Brussels posts

    Five years ago the formation of a new European Commission marked a watershed for the European parliament. MEPs used the...

  23. November 21, 2009

    Barroso emerges as real winner

    The real winner of the contest to determine the European Union's first full-time president and foreign affairs chief may...

  24. November 20, 2009

    Barroso still seen as ‘number one’ in Brussels

    Herman Van Rompuy and Baroness Ashton may have won the long-running contest to determine the European Union’s first...

  25. November 6, 2009

    Cameron in fairyland

    The Lisbon treaty will come into force, at long last, on December 1 after the Czech constitutional court this week abruptly...

  26. October 29, 2009

    Has Blair asked himself if this job is really for him?

    From Andrew Duff MEP. Sir, Conservative opposition to Tony Blair as a future president of the European Council is indeed...

  27. October 14, 2009

    Klaus can’t sink the Lisbon treaty

    Worried about the economic costs of isolation and armed with legal guarantees and an Irish member of the European Commission...

  28. September 24, 2009

    What an Irish No would mean for Europe

    On October 2 the people of Ireland will vote for a second time in a referendum to determine the fate of the Lisbon Treaty....

  29. July 10, 2009

    European parliament faces legislative test

    Half the members of the European parliament are new to the job. The reasons for such a big turnover need study, but the...

  30. May 20, 2009

    Why Europe’s parliament deserves a vote of confidence

    The last Strasbourg session of this European Parliament ended on May 7. Hectic negotiation between Parliament and the...

  31. April 21, 2009

    Tinkering with European reform

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): There can be few more terrifying sentences in contemporary English than: "The Treaty of Lisbon...

  32. Brussels Blog

    April 20, 2009

    The EU, the US founding fathers and the "last word"

    There can be few more terrifying sentences in contemporary English than: “The Treaty of Lisbon is not the last word.” The...

  33. March 26, 2009

    Why Britain needs the euro

    Contrary to first impressions, the European Union is coping fairly well with economic and political turmoil. The problems...

  34. February 5, 2009

    Industry chiefs warn on energy shortage

    Three new gas-fired power stations will be given the go-ahead by the government today, but industry executives have warned...

  35. February 5, 2009

    Industry chiefs warn on UK energy shortage

    Three new gas-fired power stations will be given the go-ahead by the government on Thursday, but industry executives have...

  36. February 4, 2009

    Britain must tackle its energy gap

    The UK energy sector is facing huge and pressing challenges. We need a modernised power system capable of reconciling...

  37. December 30, 2008

    Czechs must guide the EU through choppy waters

    The ebullient performance by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the European Parliament in mid-December rather glossed over...

  38. December 30, 2008

    Plans for new Anglesey reactor

    Energy group RWE Npower has given the strongest signal yet that it plans to build a new nuclear reactor on the island of...

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