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      February 12, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Brexit Beartraps

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      February 11, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Tusk and the Titanic

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    1. February 9, 2016

      The battle over Brexit matters to the world

      A letter from Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, outlines a deal on UK membership of the EU to be...

    2. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Reform proposals 'reduce chance of Brexit' - Moody's

      A draft agreement outlined last week on the UK’s position in Europe reduces the risk of Britain exiting the EU “even if...

    3. February 5, 2016

      David Cameron wins Poland over to welfare benefit curbs

      David Cameron has won over the most important critic of his plan to curb EU migrant benefits, persuading Poland with...

    4. February 4, 2016

      It hurts some to admit it but Europe needs Britain

      There are plenty of sighs, and worse, in European capitals at the latest attempt to cement Britain’s place in Europe....

    5. February 3, 2016

      Cameron takes flak from Conservative MPs on EU deal

      David Cameron has come under heavy criticism in the House of Commons from Conservative Eurosceptic MPs over the draft...

    6. Brussels Blog

      February 3, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Tusk's Brexit blueprint

      This is the Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    7. February 3, 2016

      Cameron’s EU deal lambasted by UK press

      British prime minister David Cameron faced a growing backlash to the draft EU deal on Wednesday, with the UK press...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Cameron faces tough fight to sell EU deal to hostile Eurosceptics

      David Cameron will launch a two-week political campaign on Wednesday to sell to sceptical Conservative MPs and wary EU...

    9. February 2, 2016

      Final battle over EU looms after Cameron’s defining moment

      David Cameron insisted on Tuesday there was still much diplomatic hard pounding to go, but to his cabinet gathered in...

    10. February 2, 2016

      David Cameron seeks to win round central Europe to EU deal

      If there were any doubt where Britain’s hard-fought renegotiation plan with Brussels runs the greatest risk of being...

    11. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Cameron says UK/EU deal outline 'real progress'

      David Cameron has been speaking about the outline proposals for Britain’s future relationship with the EU, summing it...

    12. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Pound inches higher, but no major rally on EU/UK deal outline

      If traders think the proposed new deal for the UK in the European Union is enough to remove the risk of the country...

    13. February 2, 2016

      EU referendum: Donald Tusk’s letter on the UK outline deal

      Letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council on his proposal for a new settlement for the...

    14. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Tusk circulates 'new settlement' on offer to UK

      David Cameron’s fight to keep Britain in the EU began in earnest on Tuesday as the outline of the reform deal he will...

    15. February 2, 2016

      EU referendum: Tusk releases outline reform deal for UK

      David Cameron’s fight to keep Britain in the EU began in earnest on Tuesday with the release of the outline of a...

    16. February 1, 2016

      New proposals launch two-week Brexit battle in pursuit of ‘new settlement’

      Proposals intended to keep Britain in the EU will be published on Tuesday, launching a two-week political battle to...

    17. January 31, 2016

      Cameron hopes on Brexit deal rise after Tusk meeting

      David Cameron’s hopes of securing an EU deal for Britain at a summit this month were rising on Sunday night, in spite...

    18. January 31, 2016

      Cameron pushes to bring forward EU migrants benefits rule

      David Cameron will on Sunday propose a strengthening of the proposed “emergency brake” on limiting benefits to EU...

    19. January 29, 2016

      Progress but ‘not enough’ on Brexit talks, says Cameron

      David Cameron on Friday said he had made progress, but “not enough”, after talks in Brussels aimed at brokering a deal...

    20. January 29, 2016

      Poland to try former Tusk aides over Smolensk air crash

      Poland will try five officials from the previous government over the 2010 Smolensk air crash that killed the country’s...

    21. January 25, 2016

      Ireland says it is ‘critical’ that UK remains in European Union

      Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, has said that it is “critical” to his country that Britain remains in the...

    22. Brussels Blog

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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    23. The World

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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    24. January 20, 2016

      A last chance to rescue Europe’s Schengen pact

      The Schengen agreement permitting passport-free travel across much of the EU has long been one of the most visible...

    25. January 18, 2016

      Tusk breaks ranks with EU leadership on Poland

      Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who heads the European Council, broke with the rest of the EU’s...

    26. December 18, 2015

      Tusk joins Italian premier in attacking Berlin over gas pipeline

      Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, became the latest senior politician to criticise plans for a new...

    27. December 18, 2015

      EU summit: Terrine, cries of blackmail and Brexit debate

      As David Cameron emerged just after midnight, the bags under his eyes bore witness to what had been an awkward round of...

    28. December 18, 2015

      David Cameron rebuffed on migrants but hopes of EU deal grow

      David Cameron was left searching for a face-saving plan B in his attempt to restrict immigration to the UK, after EU...

    29. December 16, 2015

      Europe prepares for defining political debate

      There will be no text to discuss, and probably scant public conclusions. But EU leaders meeting on Thursday in Brussels...

    30. December 16, 2015

      Polls suggest potential 50:50 split on Britain leaving EU

      David Cameron heads to Brussels on Thursday for crucial talks with fellow EU leaders with Donald Tusk, the summit host,...

    31. Brussels Blog

      December 14, 2015

      Is Davutoglu seeking another EU summit invite?

      During the height of the Donbass crisis, Ukrainian diplomats repeatedly managed to get President Petro Poroshenko into...

    32. December 7, 2015

      Britain in EU: Tusk urges flexibility on Cameron’s welfare demand

      EU leaders must urgently overcome differences on David Cameron’s “difficult” migration demands and set the direction...

    33. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    34. November 27, 2015

      David Cameron abandons hope of concluding EU deal next month

      David Cameron has all but abandoned hope of concluding his renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership next month, after...

    35. November 24, 2015

      Cameron runs out of time for EU deal this year

      Brussels has told Downing Street it must finalise its negotiating position on EU reform within a week if David Cameron...

    36. November 22, 2015

      Week Ahead: Political diary

      French president François Hollande will engage in intense diplomacy this week as he seeks to bolster the military and...

    37. November 19, 2015

      EU-Turkey refugee talks turn sour as Erdogan belittles Juncker

      The potential deal between the EU and Turkey to stem the migrant flow to Europe is floundering as Ankara pushes...

    38. November 12, 2015

      EU ready to pay €3bn bill for Turkey’s help with migrants

      European leaders faced up to the costs of enlisting Turkey to help contain a rush of migrants heading toward the...

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