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  1. February 17, 2013

    Europe’s budget deal is flawed

    When Herman Van Rompuy comes to the European Parliament on Monday he will have some explaining to do. The president of the...

  2. December 14, 2012

    EU summit delays crucial decisions

    An EU summit once touted as a gathering to set the future course of the eurozone has instead put off all major decisions on...

  1. November 15, 2012

    France rejects EU budget compromise

    France has dismissed a compromise proposal for the EU’s long-term budget as unacceptable, further complicating efforts to...

  2. October 23, 2012

    Monti may be the man for all seasons

    A combination of Italy’s deepening recession and widespread public disaffection with the political choices on offer is...

  3. October 16, 2012

    Peace prize sets off an unseemly scuffle

    No sooner had the EU been awarded its Nobel Peace Prize on Friday than Brussels descended into what it does best: an...

  4. October 2, 2012

    EU calls for centralisation of powers

    Eurozone countries would have to sign binding contracts with Brussels, committing them to detailed fiscal reform, according...

  5. August 7, 2012

    Spanish PM prompts debate over EU aid

    Last week’s signal from Spain’s prime minister that he may be prepared to request assistance from the eurozone’s €440bn...

  6. March 2, 2012

    Eurozone states sign up to fiscal pact

    Twenty-five of the European Union’s 27 member states signed a new treaty on Friday which will introduce a German-style “debt...

  7. March 2, 2012

    Serbia wins EU candidate status

    Almost 13 years after a transatlantic alliance dropped bombs on Belgrade in response to “ethnic cleansing” in Kosovo,...

  8. February 29, 2012

    Spain’s target push riles EU partners

    Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, is seeking support from fellow eurozone leaders in his bid to soften his country’s...

  9. February 1, 2012

    Greek party fears ‘social explosion’

    The leader of the rightwing Laos party, junior partner in the Greek coalition government, has appealed to the European Union...

  10. December 19, 2011

    EU warns Ukraine over ‘political justice’

    The European Union has bluntly warned Ukraine that it would not sign an agreement leading to free trade and closer political...

  11. December 9, 2011

    Croatia signs on to EU membership

    Croatia signed on to become the European Union’s 28th member just hours after a fractious summit meeting in Brussels raised...

  12. December 7, 2011

    Germany insists on new treaty for Europe

    Germany on Wednesday insisted that its European partners must undertake the politically fraught process of changing European...

  13. November 30, 2011

    Obama’s morbid fear of EU meltdown

    For a summit with a continent in crisis, this week’s meeting between Barack Obama and European leaders was a strangely...

  14. November 16, 2011

    Call for triple A ‘power core’ in eurozone

    The eurozone’s six triple A rated countries should have greater say in economic affairs within the single currency and act...

  15. November 5, 2011

    Greek opposition refuses to join coalition

    George Papandreou’s chances of putting together a strong coalition government that could persuade international lenders to...

  16. September 30, 2011

    EU warns Kiev over Tymoshenko trial

    European Union leaders on Friday delivered a stern public warning to Ukraine that the trial of former prime minister Yulia...

  17. September 28, 2011

    Barroso seeks bigger role for EU institutions

    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, appealed for a bigger role for the European Union’s central...

  18. September 26, 2011

    A crisis of European integration

    The crisis of capitalism is also a crisis of European integration. The fundamental tenet of post-war Europe is that unity...

  19. August 18, 2011

    ‘Gaullist’ eurozone remedy fails to impress

    There are two ways of looking at the latest initiative by Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, and Angela Merkel, the German...

  20. August 17, 2011

    Markets give eurozone plan cool reception

    Financial markets and fellow European leaders reacted coolly on Wednesday to proposals by the French and German leaders for...

  21. August 16, 2011

    Paris and Berlin seek ‘real economic government’

    Any hopes the markets may have held early on Tuesday about efforts by Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to renew a push to...

  22. August 14, 2011

    Italy’s austerity package branded unfair

    Italy’s austerity package, passed by an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday, is facing growing criticism at home, even as it...

  23. August 4, 2011

    Barroso calls for bigger rescue fund

    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, has called for a “rapid reassessment” of the eurozone’s €440bn...

  24. February 27, 2011

    EU presidents draft competitiveness pact

    The European Union’s two presidents have drafted proposals for a “pact for competitiveness” among eurozone economies in an...

  25. December 20, 2010

    Hungary seeks to ease fears on EU agenda

    Hungary’s foreign minister promised his own country’s domestic priorities would not be put at the top of the European Union...

  26. December 7, 2010

    Hungary foreign minister backs euro survival

    The euro will survive Europe’s spreading debt crisis because the alternative is the collapse of the European Union,...

  27. November 19, 2010

    European unity under strain

    As an Irish rescue looms ever closer, none has intoned more forcefully on the need for unity to save the eurozone than...

  28. November 9, 2010

    Plans for fiscal rescue mechanism move forward

    Five leading economists have published independent proposals for a new European fiscal rescue system, involving the creation...

  29. October 31, 2010

    An EU treaty change is necessary but hazardous

    Angela Merkel is right. It is not often that I have said this about the German chancellor. I continue to disagree with her...

  30. October 28, 2010

    EU leaders back limited treaty change

    European leaders agreed on Thursday night to take up a narrow, limited change in the European Union’s treaties to shore up...

  31. October 27, 2010

    Treaty change forced on to EU’s agenda

    European heads of government gathering in Brussels today are being forced to grapple with an issue many hoped had...

  32. October 27, 2010

    Setting priorities for the eurozone

    Europe’s discussions on reforming economic governance risk degenerating into unproductive disputes about financial penalties...

  33. October 27, 2010

    Merkel insists on EU treaty change

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has thrown down the gauntlet to her European Union partners, insisting that treaty...

  34. October 7, 2010

    Germany to set out ‘crisis resolution’ plan

    Germany intends to present plans next month for a permanent “crisis resolution mechanism” for the eurozone, to lay down...

  35. October 1, 2010

    Europe’s egos upstaged by unassuming Finn

    In the five months since Greece nearly destroyed the euro, the debate over how to ensure that such a disaster never happens...

  36. September 29, 2010

    EU economic reforms fall short on growth

    The European Commission announced proposals for reform of eurozone governance on Thursday, calling for closer monitoring of...

  37. September 28, 2010

    EU differences on deficit sanctions narrow

    European leaders on Monday night appeared to narrow their differences over how to prevent European Union members from...

  38. September 26, 2010

    Germany backs tough EU deficit rules

    The German finance minister has thrown his weight behind a European Union proposal for tough new rules and fines against...

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