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  1. June 4, 2014

    Realist Carl Bildt helps Sweden punch above its weight

    Not many European countries punch above their weight in foreign affairs like Sweden does. Much of this is down to Carl...

  2. June 3, 2014

    Bildt warns of British ‘Balkanisation’

    Sweden’s foreign minister has warned that Scottish independence would lead to the “Balkanisation of the British Isles” and...

  1. March 28, 2014

    Jens Stoltenberg named as new head of Nato

    Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg is to be the new head of Nato, member states decided on Friday, as the...

  2. Brussels Blog

    March 3, 2014

    EU and Ukraine: the leaked draft communiqué

    Sweden's Carl Bildt, Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski and EU's Catherine Ashton consult on Ukraine As is frequently the case with...

  3. January 22, 2014

    Expert panel to investigate internet governance

    An independent commission of top-level international policy makers and politicians will open a two-year investigation into...

  4. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2014

    beyondbrics quiz of 2013: the answers

    Time’s up, pencils down, calculators away please – here are the answers to the beyondbrics quiz of the year. #1 Who said of...

  5. December 15, 2013

    Door remains ‘wide open’ after EU loses patience with Ukraine

    After more than three weeks of trying to get an integration agreement with Ukraine back on track, EU officials’ patience...

  6. December 5, 2013

    The Kremlin’s attempt at soft power is back-to-front

    Sweden, Poland, Lithuania – does that remind you of anything?” asked Dmitry Kiselev, a current affairs presenter on Russian...

  7. August 21, 2013

    EU to suspend export of military equipment to Egypt

    EU member states have announced they will suspend the export of military equipment to Egypt following a violent crackdown by...

  8. August 17, 2012

    Assange weighs risks of embassy speech

    The fugitive Julian Assange will have to make his promised public address this weekend in film star fashion, from the...

  9. August 3, 2012

    Belarus hits back after teddy-bear invasion

    Belarus has expelled Sweden’s ambassador, days after firing two generals for failing to stop a Swedish advertising company...

  10. April 26, 2012

    Tymoshenko claims put pressure on Ukraine

    Ukraine is under growing international pressure over claims that Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former premier, was beaten by...

  11. March 1, 2012

    Defiant Belarus faces uncertain future

    “Dictator starts burning the last bridges. Normally does not end well.” This was how Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister,...

  12. February 28, 2012

    Belarus expels European ambassadors

    Belarus expelled the ambassador of the European Union and that of Poland on Tuesday, marking a fresh low in the strained...

  13. February 27, 2012

    Serbia set to step closer to EU membership

    Serbia is poised to gain official candidate status on Tuesday to join the European Union, marking a leap forward in the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: First aid is not a cure David Cameron, the UK prime...

  15. September 16, 2011

    Ukraine leader hints at Tymoshenko reprieve

    Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich has hinted that legal reforms could provide a way out of the contentious trial of...

  16. September 4, 2011

    EU warns Kiev over Tymoshenko ‘show trial’

    European Union diplomats warned Ukraine’s leadership this weekend that integration with the 27-nation bloc could be...

  17. December 12, 2010

    UK house searched in Sweden blast probe

    A Police officer stands outside the property in Luton, Bedfordshire British police have searched a property in southern...

  18. December 12, 2010

    Sweden calls Stockholm blasts ‘terrorist attack’

    STOCKHOLM, December 12 – Two blasts rocked the centre of Stockholm on Saturday night in what Sweden’s foreign minister...

  19. December 8, 2010

    Cyberattack targets Swedish prosecutors

    Sweden’s prosecution service has been targeted by computer hackers apparently enraged by its criminal investigation against...

  20. July 20, 2010

    Western allies back Karzai 2014 target

    Western allies faced with growing public disquiet over the war in Afghanistan have backed President Hamid Karzai’s plan for...

  21. March 13, 2010

    Sweden joins Turkey to condemn genocide vote

    SAARISELKA, Finland, March 13 - The foreign ministers of Turkey and Sweden condemned on Saturday a vote in the Swedish...

  22. March 13, 2010

    Swedish genocide vote angers Turks

    Sweden scrambled to contain damage to ties with Turkey after its parliament labelled as genocide the Ottoman-era killings of...

  23. March 12, 2010

    Turkey protests at Swedish ‘genocide’ vote

    Sweden scrambled to contain damage to ties with Turkey after its parliament labelled the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians...

  24. March 1, 2010

    Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

    The European Union will today roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's new president , on a visit intended...

  25. March 1, 2010

    Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

    The European Union will today roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's new president , on a visit intended...

  26. February 28, 2010

    Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

    The European Union will roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s newly elected president, on Monday on a...

  27. February 23, 2010

    Anger in EU as Barroso gives aide US envoy job

    José Manuel Barroso , the European Commission president, came under fire yesterday for appointing a personal aide as the...

  28. February 22, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAYEU meetingsThe European Union's agriculture and fisheries council meets in Brussels. Animal welfare issues will be...

  29. December 30, 2009

    EU in cold as climate deal redefines global relations

    It could go down in history as the moment that defined the new, multipolar world. At 7pm on the final evening of the...

  30. December 29, 2009

    EU in cold as climate deal redefines relations

    It could go down in history as the moment that defined the new, multipolar world. At 7pm on the final evening of the...

  31. December 23, 2009

    EU cannot afford to rest on its laurels, warns Sweden

    Sweden has warned the European Union that it -cannot rest on its laurels if it wishes to enhance its global reputation but...

  32. December 22, 2009

    Sweden warns EU not to rest on its laurels

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, Sweden’s premier and president of the European council, holds a Rubik’s cube featuring the new European...

  33. 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...

  34. December 15, 2009

    Europe's route to a new Jerusalem

    Accenture's advertisement featuring Tiger Woods, which declares brightly that "It's what you do next that counts", should...

  35. December 14, 2009

    Europe’s road to a new Jerusalem

    Accenture’s advertisement featuring Tiger Woods, which declares brightly that “It’s what you do next that counts”, should...

  36. November 20, 2009

    A pitiful exercise in Euro-minimalism

    This was not Europe’s finest hour. After eight years of tortured labour, the mountain brought forth a mouse. Supporters of...

  37. November 20, 2009

    Supremacy of the nation state wins out

    David Miliband, Britain's foreign secretary, said last month that Europe needed a president who "stopped the traffic" in...

  38. November 20, 2009

    Europe fails to punch its weight

    The appointment of Herman Van Rompuy, Belgium's prime minister, as president of the European Council and Catherine Ashton...

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