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  1. January 17, 2013

    Lib Dems condemned over Cameron remarks

    Nick Clegg was left deeply embarrassed on Thursday night as members of his party sought to score political points over David...

  2. June 11, 2011

    Honours List

    Companion of Honour Lord Michael Howard, former Tory party leader Knights Bachelor Prof Roger Boyle, national clinical...

  1. June 8, 2009

    Hopefuls start presidency race

    Even before the European elections were decided last night, a handful of candidates were already gearing up for another...

  2. June 3, 2009

    Turnout will test parliament's ambitions

    Candidates for the European parliament are vying to join an institution that has steadily expanded its powers over the...

  3. June 3, 2009

    Turnout will test parliament’s ambitions

    Candidates for the European parliament are vying to join an institution that has steadily expanded its powers over the years...

  4. May 29, 2009

    Referendums can dispel voter apathy

    From Ms Lorraine Mullally Sir, In his piece about voter apathy towards the upcoming European elections (“A void to fill”,...

  5. May 6, 2009

    European parliament blocks Le Pen

    Jean-Marie Le Pen, the flag-bearer of France’s far right, will be deprived the platform of addressing the full European...

  6. May 6, 2009

    Verdict to be delivered on relevance of EU

    European governments' handling of the economic crisis will be the key issue on voters' minds when they enter the polling...

  7. May 5, 2009

    Voters to deliver verdict on relevance

    European governments’ handling of the economic crisis will be the key issue on voters’ minds when they enter the polling...

  8. April 22, 2009

    MEPs evade pensions quarrel

    Taxpayers will not be asked to top up pensions for MEPs, the European parliament disclosed on Wednesday. The assembly sought...

  9. February 24, 2009

    Cheers for Klaus

    Gideon Rachman's blog: Vaclav Klaus is a difficult man. Vain, boorish, a "climate-change denier", a Eurosceptic. But I...

  10. January 29, 2009

    Brussels blog: European turnout

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): I was talking to Graham Watson, leader of the liberal group in the European parliament, about...

  11. Brussels Blog

    January 28, 2009

    We have ways, or rather don't have ways, of making you vote!

    I was talking this week with Graham Watson, leader of the liberal group in the European Parliament, about the forthcoming...

  12. January 28, 2009

    Wen tour of Europe looks at China's role in fighting crisis

    Wen Jiabao, China's premier, today addresses global statesmen and international business leaders at the start of a tour of...

  13. January 27, 2009

    Wen tour to explore China’s role in crisis

    Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, today began a tour of European capitals that will explore ways to involve China in efforts to...

  14. 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...

  15. July 11, 2008

    Scepticism abounds over value of new club

    France will launch the first project of its European Union presidency on Sunday when more than 40 EU, Balkan, north African...

  16. December 14, 2007

    Observer: Blow for the rights of house ushers

    Noise from the chaotic scenes on Wednesday that marked the signing of the European Union's charter of fundamental rights...

  17. December 13, 2007

    Blow for the rights of house ushers

    Noise from the chaotic scenes on Wednesday that marked the signing of the European Union’s charter of fundamental rights...

  18. November 15, 2007

    Long overdue

    It is not just in Rome that Romanians and Italians cannot live together, but Strasbourg too. The far-right group in the...

  19. Brussels Blog

    October 19, 2007

    The case of the disappearing MEP

    The case of the disappearing MEP may be the most baffling of all the mysteries contained in the new EU reform treaty. Others...

  20. Brussels Blog

    June 21, 2007

    Ticket to the European party

    The haggling that goes on before every European summit is legendary. I’m not referring to all the talk of red lines by...

  21. April 26, 2007

    MEP in stand against Polish law

    Poland was accused of conducting a "witch hunt" yesterday after a renowned former dissident faced the prospect of losing his...

  22. March 30, 2007

    Solana urges open debate in Europe

    European Union members should have an "open" debate about the controversial US missile shield, the bloc's foreign policy...

  23. January 16, 2007

    EP plans 'cordon sanitaire' to stymie far-right members

    The European parliament on Monday called for a cordon sanitaire against a new far-right faction in its ranks. Leaders of the...

  24. October 7, 2006

    Brussels agrees pact handing details on airline passengers to US agencies

    The FBI and other American anti-terrorism agencies will have easier access to sensitive personal information on passengers...

  25. October 6, 2006

    Ay Caramba

    After our story yesterday, Uefa, the European football association, postponed its decision on admitting Gibraltar as an...

  26. October 5, 2006

    Letting the train take the strain

    If all goes to plan at today's executive committee meeting of Uefa, the European football organisation, Gibraltar's football...

  27. August 31, 2006

    Sovereignty shared can be positive

    From Graham Watson MEP. Sir, Gideon Rachman barely manages to disguise his glee at the failure of Europe's nascent...

  28. May 16, 2006

    Eurozone snub looks likely for Lithuania

    From Graham Watson MEP. Sir, All the signs are that the European Commission is preparing today to reject Lithuania's...

  29. April 20, 2006

    Observer: Wats-he-on about?

    A mid-life crisis can affect a man in many ways. Some go off and buy a Harley-Davidson, others embark on an ill-advised...

  30. April 19, 2006

    Schüssel’s soccer diplomacy

    Wolfgang Schüssel, the sprightly Austrian chancellor, may not be running the most politically spectacular presidency of the...

  31. March 21, 2006

    Observer: Birthday blues

    If having dinner with 25 members of a feuding family is not your idea of a perfect birthday party, pity European Commission...

  32. February 28, 2006

    Berlin accused of back-door deals in EU parliament

    Back-door German power and influence over the European parliament is undermining democracy in the European Union and...

  33. February 16, 2006

    MEPs likely to back free market in services

    Members of the European parliament are expected on Thursday to endorse plans to create a free market inservices, despite...

  34. February 15, 2006

    MEPs likely to back free market in services

    Members of the European parliament are expected on Thursday to endorse plans to create a free market in services, despite...

  35. January 26, 2006

    ALDE acquaintance

    The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the third largest group in the European parliament, has finally found...

  36. January 26, 2006

    Observer: ALDE acquaintance

    The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the third largest group in the European parliament, has finally found...

  37. October 1, 2005

    'Accidental' outcome may have been right one

    From Graham Watson MEP. Sir, Bertrand Benoit uses the hung parliament in Germany as justification for dumping proportional...

  38. June 1, 2005

    French explode any EU hopes of reconnecting with its citizens

    From Graham Watson MEP. Sir, Is France's vote worth more than those of other countries? Before Sunday night countries...

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