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    1. August 16, 2015

      Member states must back their jointly chosen EU leaders

      In August seven years ago I was with Carl Bildt, then the Swedish foreign minister, and Anna-Maria Corazza Bildt, his...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Greece clash sparks fears over German power

      When Michel Sapin boarded the 10:25 high-speed train from Paris to Brussels last Saturday morning, the French finance...

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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,...

    3. 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...

    4. July 13, 2015

      Greece talks: ‘Sorry, but there is no way you are leaving this room’

      The closest Greece has come to leaving the eurozone was at around 6am on Monday morning, just as dawn was breaking over...

    5. July 9, 2015

      Greece crisis: Tsipras submits new plan to bailout monitors

      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for the country’s economic overhaul to bailout authorities...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    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

      Cameron gives up goal of treaty change ahead of Brexit vote

      Downing Street has confirmed David Cameron may go to the country in his EU referendum before any treaty change is in...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. June 17, 2015

      EU telecoms groups call on Brussels to speed up regulatory reform

      Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest telecoms groups have written to Donald Tusk, president of the European...

    13. 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...

    14. June 11, 2015

      Creditors tell Greece it is time to decide over bailout

      Greece’s creditors on Thursday issued their starkest warnings to Athens since the start of a five-month stand-off over...

    15. June 10, 2015

      Polish PM forces resignation of senior colleagues

      Ewa Kopacz, Poland’s prime minister, forced the resignations of six ministers and the speaker of the country’s...

    16. May 21, 2015

      Poland’s success story merits another chapter

      This Sunday’s Polish presidential election is an event that merits attention across the EU. The suggestion may seem...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Polish presidential candidate vows to claw back powers from EU

      Polish presidential candidate Andrzej Duda will push for a greater devolution of power to European Union member states...

    18. May 8, 2015

      Janusz Palikot: Poland’s political maverick

      Janusz Palikot made his fortune as a political entrepreneur. Today he is struggling as an entrepreneurial politician....

    19. 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...

    20. April 25, 2015

      Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish survivor of Auschwitz, 1922-2015

      Władysław Bartoszewski, a Polish survivor of Auschwitz who protected Jews during the Holocaust and later rebuilt...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Push to extend Russia sanctions reveals EU rift

      Calls for a six-month extension to the EU’s toughest sanctions against Russia are exposing deep divisions over how the...

    24. February 4, 2015

      Polish presidential candidate raises media storm

      She is the shock candidate in Poland’s presidential election — a former television presenter with striking good looks,...

    25. January 20, 2015

      Poland drops mine closures in the face of union threats

      Poland has abandoned plans to close down lossmaking mines in the face of threats from unions. The decision to keep the...

    26. November 28, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Donald Tusk

      Donald Tusk’s arrival at Bar Przystan does not go un­noticed. The waiter’s eyes light up. The owner smiles. And many of...

    27. October 23, 2014

      Radoslaw Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine comments

      A diplomatic storm sparked by Poland’s former foreign minister has cast into confusion Warsaw’s approach to the crisis...

    28. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. September 5, 2014

      EU set to spurn UK for key economic post

      Britain has failed to secure one of the key economic posts it was seeking at the European Commission, it was claimed on...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 1, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In Putin’s Russia, financial plumbing blocks you: Joseph takes us through the...

    34. 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...

    35. August 31, 2014

      Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

      In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently,...

    36. August 30, 2014

      Donald Tusk takes Poland to the ‘big table’

      As the centre-forward for a local football team of fellow Solidarity supporters in the 1980s, Donald Tusk had an...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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