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    1. Brussels Blog

      November 19, 2014

      How will Juncker get to €300bn?

      Juncker speaks to the press at last week's Group of 20 meeting in Brisbane Just how does Jean-Claude Juncker plan on getting...

    2. The World

      May 11, 2014

      My challenge: How to moderate a lively (and intelligible) EU election debate

      Ten minutes into moderating Friday night’s European parliament election debate in Florence, I was gripped with the...

    1. May 9, 2014

      Candidates for commission president warn on Brussels poll

      Leading candidates in the European parliamentary elections for the top post of Commission president have warned of a...

    2. Brussels Blog

      April 29, 2014

      Candidates spar in live EU TV debate

      With flashes of wit, much earnestness and a certain reluctance to go for the jugular of their opponents, four candidates for...

    3. March 16, 2014

      Free flow of labour stemmed as Belgium cracks down on migrants

      Three years ago, 28-year-old Fatima Donaire thought she was living the European dream. Born and raised in the Andalucían...

    4. The World

      February 5, 2014

      Booze, Brussels and the next Commission president

      Guy Verhofstadt (Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty) The three main candidates to be the next head of the European Commission are...

    5. February 4, 2014

      The return of yesterday’s men

      On March 6-7 Europe’s centre-right political parties will meet in Dublin to choose their frontman for May’s elections to the...

    6. Brussels Blog

      January 17, 2014

      Rehn vs Verhofstadt: the Liberals' debate debate

      Verhofstadt, right, with his centre-right counterpart in the European parliament, Joseph Daul Despite the hopes advocates...

    7. Brussels Blog

      January 23, 2013

      After Cameron's speech, it's Farage vs. Verhofstadt

      Ukip leader Nigel Farage at a European Parliament session in Strasbourg last year Following prime minister David Cameron’s...

    8. February 29, 2012

      Germany knows way to solve crisis

      European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Friday for their regular Spring economic summit and should finally sign...

    9. 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...

    10. Brussels Blog

      January 18, 2012

      Live blog: Viktor Orban at the EU parliament

      Viktor Orban, Hungarian prime minister. AFP/Getty Images Welcome to our live coverage of Hungarian prime minister Viktor...

    11. January 16, 2012

      Pat on back from Merkel is not enough

      From Mr Guy Verhofstadt. Sir, Quentin Peel reports on Angela Merkel’s praise for the tough reform measures being taken now...

    12. December 29, 2011

      Plan for eurobonds ‘road map’ in new treaty

      Leaders of all main parties in the European parliament have proposed enshrining a “road map” for commonly-issued eurozone...

    13. December 9, 2011

      UK scuppers Merkel desire for legal clarity

      Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, had insisted on wholesale revision of European Union treaties to enshrine in law the...

    14. December 5, 2011

      Maastricht treaty tested to destruction

      Exactly 10 years ago, a small group of wise men finished drafting an influential think piece on the future of Europe. The...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 28, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Fear and loathing in the eurozone The annual...

    16. September 27, 2011

      Only a finance minister and full fiscal union will do

      Whatever the outcome from the current Greek difficulties, it is clear that the future of the euro, if not the European Union...

    17. September 8, 2011

      Deal in sight on EU curbs for debt offenders

      European politicians rep­orted a breakthrough in long-stalled negotiations over new fiscal rules that would allow Brussels...

    18. September 5, 2011

      Ex-leaders plea for unity on eurozone crisis

      A group of Europe’s former leaders, including Germany’s Gerhard Schröder and Britain’s Tony Blair, issued a call on Monday...

    19. September 1, 2011

      Abolishing single currency would worsen crisis

      From Mr Guy Verhofstadt. Sir, Hans-Olaf Henkel claims that the biggest professional mistake he has ever made was supporting...

    20. August 16, 2011

      Solid reasons why eurobonds can be made to work

      From Professor Stuart Holland. Sir, Otmar Issing’s “Slithering to the wrong kind of union” (August 9) carries the authority...

    21. August 3, 2011

      Syrian unrest keeps oil traders on edge

      The summer of discontent in the Arab world is keeping some oil traders on the edge. Crude oil prices have yet to react to...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 4, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Giuliano Amato and Guy Verhofstadt: A plan to save the euro Europe...

    23. July 3, 2011

      A plan to save the euro and curb speculators

      Europe is losing a war between its elected governments and unelected rating agencies. Governments are trying to govern, but...

    24. June 7, 2011

      Belgian central to resolving continental crisis

      For almost a year, European leaders have laboured over a sprawling package of new fiscal rules that would force eurozone...

    25. March 3, 2011

      Misunderstanding the euro crisis

      When France and Germany laid out a “pact for competitiveness” – visibly designed as a quid pro quo for German assent to more...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Guy Verhofstadt, Jacques Delors and Romano Prodi: Europe must plan...

    27. March 2, 2011

      Europe must plan a reform, not a pact

      The next two weeks will reveal whether European Union leaders have the stomach to address Europe’s underlying economic...

    28. February 3, 2011

      Common bond to soothe euro fears

      From Guy Verhofstadt MEP. Sir, The financial markets are clearly not convinced by the way the European Union is trying to...

    29. October 26, 2010

      MEPs turn new clout on fiscal reform

      Long the ugly stepchild of Europe’s Brussels-based institutions, the European Parliament may soon become the most important...

    30. 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...

    31. March 4, 2010

      Barroso spells out 10-year proposals for EU economy

      José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, called for closer economic co-operation between the European Union's 27...

    32. March 3, 2010

      Barroso sets out 10-year EU economic plan

      José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, called for closer economic co-operation between the European Union’s 27...

    33. December 23, 2009

      UN should tread Brussels’ path in climate talks

      From Mr Guy Verhofstadt. Sir, Your analysis of the reasons for failure at Copenhagen to reach any formal agreement on...

    34. October 31, 2009

      Blair has not given up on EU presidency

      Tony Blair yesterday refused to throw in the towel as a potential European Union president, in spite of evidence that...

    35. September 2, 2009

      Mr Barroso goes back to school

      Pity José Manuel Barroso, Portugal’s former prime minister and the European Commission’s current president. For most...

    36. July 22, 2009

      Barroso critic yearns for a bit of Delors magic

      In 2004, Guy Verhofstadt lost out to José Manuel Barroso in the race to become European Commission president. Now, the...

    37. July 22, 2009

      European leader seeks magic of Delors

      In 2004, Guy Verhofstadt lost out to José Manuel Barroso in the race to become European Commission president. Now, the...

    38. December 24, 2008

      Belgian king calls on ex-PM to solve crisis

      Wilfried Martens, a former prime minister, has embarked on the unenviable task of finding a solution to Belgium's latest...

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