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    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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. September 19, 2010

      EU struggles to project itself as world power

      Even by the standards of recent European Union summits, last Thursday’s gathering of the leaders of the 27 member...

    8. September 16, 2010

      Roma spat casts shadow over EU summit

      The spat between Paris and Brussels over the repatriation of Roma migrants loomed large ahead of a summit of European...

    9. September 14, 2010

      Europe’s leaders must sing from same hymn sheet

      From Mr Fraser Cameron. Sir, Philip Stephens (“Europe daydreams its way to Japanese irrelevance”, September 10) was...

    10. July 21, 2010

      Paris and Berlin unite on fiscal discipline

      Paris and Berlin on Wednesday went some way towards resolving their differences on eurozone governance with a joint...

    11. June 14, 2010

      Treaty change must not be ruled out, says Van Rompuy

      European Union leaders should not rule out changing the EU's governing treaty as a way of driving forward economic...

    12. June 9, 2010

      Guest column: Foreign policy needs a rethink above and beyond Europe

      This month, Spain will reach the end of its rotating presidency of the European Union. It will do so with mixed...

    13. June 2, 2010

      Russia and EU hail modernisation deal

      Russia and the European Union signed off on a new partnership for modernisation yesterday as the two sides sought to...

    14. June 1, 2010

      Russia and EU agree modernisation pact

      Russia and the European Union signed off on a new partnership for modernisation on Tuesday as the two sides sought to...

    15. May 2, 2010

      Cry for Greece to restructure its debt

      “I will defend the peso like a dog!” Jose Lopez de Portillo, President of Mexico, 1981.“There is no question about...

    16. April 21, 2010

      Best of the blogs

      Viewed from Brussels, the rise of Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrats in the election campaign is a fantasy come true....

    17. April 16, 2010

      Poetry and politics

      It is fitting that the poetry book published this week by Herman Van Rompuy, European Union president, is a collection...

    18. March 2, 2010

      EU urges Ukraine leader to show discipline

      European Union leaders yesterday urged Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's president, to observe budgetary discipline and...

    19. March 1, 2010

      EU urges Ukraine to adopt economic reforms

      European Union’s leaders on Monday urged Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s president, to observe budgetary discipline and...

    20. March 1, 2010

      Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

      The European Union will today roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's new president , on a visit...

    21. March 1, 2010

      Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

      The European Union will today roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's new president , on a visit...

    22. February 28, 2010

      Brussels offers early welcome to Yanukovich

      The European Union will roll out the red carpet for Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s newly elected president, on Monday on...

    23. February 11, 2010

      Suit ability: Enter the white knight

      Greek chorus: Papandreo flanked by Merkel (L) and Sarkozy, with Barroso (L) and Van Rompuy behind them, at the EU...

    24. January 15, 2010

      Nominee admits EU lacks 'world authority'

      Germany's nominee for the European Commission yesterday made an unusually frank assessment of the European Union's...

    25. January 14, 2010

      EU’s limited global clout under spotlight

      Germany's nominee for the European Commission on Thursday made an unusually frank assessment of the European Union's...

    26. January 13, 2010

      Rotating presidency as an 'ideas factory'

      Brussels blog (Tony Barber): How many days can a Spanish kite stay in the air? About four, to judge from the speed with...

    27. January 11, 2010

      Brussels leadership team faces grilling

      The European Union today launches the final phase of the construction of its new-look leadership team when legislators...

    28. January 10, 2010

      European Commission nominees face grilling

      The European Union launches the final phase of building its new-look leadership team on Monday when legislators start...

    29. January 8, 2010

      Spain calls for EU compliance to improve competitiveness

      The European Union should apply "corrective measures" against member states that fail to meet their obligations under a...

    30. January 8, 2010

      Data signal caution as eurozone confidence rises

      Eurozone economic confidence rose for the ninth consecutive month in December to the highest level in 18 months, but...

    31. January 7, 2010

      Eurozone economic sentiment improves

      Eurozone economic confidence rose for the ninth consecutive month in December to the highest level in 18 months, but...

    32. January 7, 2010

      Bulgarian woes

      Brussels Blog (Tony Barber): Tuesday's murder of Bobi Tsankov, a young Bulgarian journalist who wrote about his...

    33. January 6, 2010

      EU seeks 10 years of growth

      European Union leaders are to hold a summit to prepare a 10-year programme aimed at boosting Europe's competitiveness...

    34. January 5, 2010

      EU to plan 10 years of growth

      European Union leaders are to hold a special summit to prepare a 10-year programme aimed at boosting Europe’s...

    35. January 4, 2010

      Spain treads warily to make success of rules

      When Spain took over the European Union's six-month presidency from Sweden on January 1 it inherited much more than the...

    36. January 4, 2010

      Zapatero embarks on mission to raise nation's profile

      Spain's European Union presidency comes at a complicated time for the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Madrid wants...

    37. January 3, 2010

      Zapatero seeks reforms to combat recession

      Spain’s EU presidency comes at a complicated time for the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy: it wants to show that it...

    38. January 3, 2010

      Spain treads carefully in testing new treaty

      When Spain took over the European Union’s six-month presidency from Sweden on January 1, it inherited much more than...

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