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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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