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  1. beyondbrics

    January 18, 2012

    Orban: cool performance under fire

    If the quick-tempered Viktor Orbán was advised to keep cool in the face of enemy fire when he appeared before the European...

  2. January 19, 2011

    European MPs rap Orban for media law

    A group of MEPs greet Viktor Orban with tape across their mouths and signs that read “censored” Hungary’s prime minister,...

  1. September 15, 2010

    Brussels targets growing nationalism

    A group of leading European Union politicians will on Wednesday present a manifesto aimed at combating what they believe is...

  2. August 16, 2010

    Sarkozy rebuked over raids on Roma camps

    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France is coming under fire from members of his own right-of-centre party for the summer...

  3. January 20, 2010

    Bulgaria drops candidate for Brussels post

    Bulgaria withdrew its nominee for the European Commission yesterday in a move that underlined the European parliament's...

  4. January 20, 2010

    Bulgarian nominee drops bid for Brussels post

    Bulgaria withdrew its nominee for the European Commission yesterday in a move that underlined the European parliament's...

  5. December 2, 2009

    Ashton smeared

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): Yesterday the European Union began going about business under new rules known as the Lisbon...

  6. Brussels Blog

    December 1, 2009

    East Europeans foolish to kick up fuss over Ashton's CND past

    As of today the European Union is going about its business under a new set of rules known as the Lisbon treaty.  In Brussels...

  7. November 21, 2009

    Leaders turn their backs on Giscard's vision

    Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was not happy yesterday. When the former French president embarked on his mission seven years ago...

  8. November 19, 2009

    Van Rompuy takes EU presidency

    Herman Van Rompuy and Baroness Ashton were welcomed by world leaders as Europe’s first full-time president and foreign...

  9. Brussels Blog

    July 15, 2009

    News round-up: Wednesday

    Jerzy Buzek’s election as president of the European parliament yesterday provided a temporary let up in the speculation...

  10. June 18, 2009

    EU leaders face 'stop Barroso' drive

    José Manuel Barroso faced growing political controversy yesterday over his efforts to be reappointed as European Commission...

  11. June 17, 2009

    Barroso faces crisis in bid for new term

    European Union leaders will on Thursday broach a mounting political controversy over José Manuel Barroso’s bid for...

  12. June 8, 2009

    Europe’s right turn

    Elections for the European parliament are a uniquely multi-national exercise in democracy, but they rarely manage to look...

  13. The World

    June 8, 2009

    France's colourful Greens

    My FT column tomorrow is about the European elections and focuses on political turmoil in Britain and the progress made by...

  14. June 8, 2009

    Sarkozy to use victory to push EU agenda

    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday vowed to come forward with new initiatives to overhaul the European Union after leading...

  15. June 8, 2009

    Sarkozy win defies protest voting trend

    Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right UMP party won 27.7 per cent of the vote in European parliamentary elections yesterday,...

  16. June 7, 2009

    Sarkozy defies trend to claim victory

    Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right UMP party won 27.7 per cent of the vote in European parliamentary elections on Sunday, making...

  17. January 9, 2009

    Czech president must be living in a parallel universe

    From Mr Uwe Bott. Sir, As a frequent critic of outgoing US president George W. Bush, I find it alarming that there are...

  18. Brussels Blog

    November 5, 2008

    Hi, Barack! Go away, John Wayne!

    In Europe, US presidential elections are memorable events - partly because European politicians say such memorable...

  19. July 15, 2008

    Minority report

    President Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech to the European Parliament last week was followed by interventions from the leaders of...

  20. July 15, 2008

    Strasbourg star turn

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): For those who missed Nicolas Sarkozy's appearance last week at the European parliament in...

  21. Brussels Blog

    July 14, 2008

    Sarkozy bounces back

    For those of you who missed Nicolas Sarkozy’s appearance last week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, there are...

  22. March 29, 2008

    China will not easily be cowed

    Boycotting the Olympic Games scheduled for Beijing next August is a solution that has long been in search of a problem. A...

  23. March 28, 2008

    China will not be cowed

    Boycotting the Olympic Games scheduled for Beijing next August is a solution that has long been in search of a problem. A...

  24. May 31, 2007

    Socialists poised for bout of infighting

    Judging by the clamour at the Socialist Party rally on Tuesday night, Ségolène Royal might just have won the presidential...

  25. May 4, 2007

    A sixties flashback in French politics

    How the world has turned. This week, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the flame-haired revolutionary student leader who became the public...

  26. March 22, 2007

    Lunch with the FT: Daniel Cohn-Bendit

    You recognise the smile immediately. Daniel Cohn-Bendit’s face may show the lines of 61 years, his hair is no longer the...

  27. November 27, 2006

    Divorced from environmental and economic reality

    From Mr Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Sir, The claim by Günter Verheugen, the European Union industry commissioner, that EU...

  28. The World

    November 2, 2006

    Whatever happened to Ahmed Chalabi?

    It is sometimes fun – in a grim sort of way – to trawl back through some of the predictions that were being made in the...

  29. October 30, 2006

    Whatever happened to Ahmed Chalabi?

    It is sometimes fun – in a grim sort of way – to trawl back through some of the predictions that were being made in the...

  30. August 31, 2006

    French business leaders attack fear of liberalism

    French business leaders yesterday accused politiciansof failing to debate theeconomic realities of globalisation for fear...

  31. March 27, 2006

    Ringleaders catch camera's eye

    Bruno Julliard and Julie Coudry hardly look like dangerous revolutionaries fighting to bring a government to its knees....

  32. March 18, 2006

    French unrest is no May 1968, says Danny the Red

    The wave of demonstrations and riots sweeping France is the antithesis of the protests of May 1968, according to Daniel...

  33. March 17, 2006

    French unrest ‘no repeat of May 1968’

    The wave of demonstrations and riots sweeping France is the antithesis of the protests of May 1968, according to Daniel...

  34. September 15, 2005

    EU official’s backing for Merkel sparks dispute

    Neelie Kroes, the European Union competition commissioner, on Thursday sparked fresh controversy when she backed Angela...

  35. June 24, 2005

    Mr Blair goes to Brussels

    The main event in Brussels yesterday was the appearance of Tony Blair, the British prime minister, at the European...

  36. June 23, 2005

    Mr Blair goes to Brussels

    The main event in Brussels on Thursday was the appearance of Tony Blair, the British prime minister, at the European...

  37. May 25, 2005

    Quentin Peel: France cannot have last word

    For Europe, the unthinkable is about to happen. Barring an electoral miracle, both France and the Netherlands, founder...

  38. May 6, 2005

    Barroso to stop supervising shipping antitrust cases

    José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, will drop his supervision of antitrust cases affecting the shipping...

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