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  1. March 12, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: G7 warns Russia over Crimea occupation

    The Group of Seven industrialised nations, led by the US, on Wednesday delivered a warning to Russia over its occupation of...

  2. January 21, 2014

    Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to Brussels

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, took controversial plans to establish firmer political control of the...

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  1. The Future of the European Union 2013

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  1. Brussels Blog

    November 25, 2013

    Cheap loans for fiscal reforms. Sound familiar?

    Van Rompuy at last month's EU summit. Will December's summit agree to the contracts? When is a eurozone bailout not a...

  2. November 25, 2013

    Kiev protesters clash with police as anger over EU deal grows

    More than 20,000 demonstrators massed in Kiev on Monday night as protests over Ukraine’s decision to postpone signing...

  3. November 21, 2013

    China and EU agree to talks on bilateral investment treaty

    China and the EU have agreed to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty to boost access to each other’s markets in a sign...

  4. October 29, 2013

    The EU would be better led by Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde

    Imagine an EU led, 12 months from now, by Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde That would catch the world’s attention. Is...

  5. Brussels Blog

    October 23, 2013

    EU summit: Leaked draft conclusions

    Herman Van Rompuy during a public appearance at the European Council building on Wednesday EU leaders are gearing up for...

  6. September 25, 2013

    EU steps up courtship of Ukraine to wield more influence in east

    The EU is stepping up its courtship of Ukraine amid an escalating contest with Russia for influence in eastern Europe. The...

  7. July 3, 2013

    Angela Merkel shows softer side with drive to help jobless youth

    Angela Merkel summoned 18 fellow European leaders and 28 labour ministers to a summit in Berlin on Wednesday in a determined...

  8. May 22, 2013

    Ireland pledges co-operation on global tax avoidance plan

    Ireland’s prime minister insisted on Wednesday that his country does not cut special deals with foreign companies to help...

  9. May 14, 2013

    Britain could reshape Europe if it would only try

    Is there any point in Britain staying in the EU if it is outside the euro? No, according to increasing numbers of British...

  10. May 8, 2013

    UK role: Cameron takes a defensive stance

    David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on Europe on January 23 was seen by many as the start of Britain’s long goodbye to the...

  11. May 8, 2013

    Fiscal union: Integration put on back burner

    In the waning days of 2012, the EU’s two presidents issued ambitious reports setting out a multiyear timetable for...

  12. April 12, 2013

    Europe to step up tax evasion battle

    EU leaders will take up the issue of tax evasion at their next gathering in May amid signs that the bloc’s debt crisis has...

  13. March 25, 2013

    Japan and EU to start talks on trade deal

    Japan and the EU have agreed to open talks next month over a trade deal in the latest sign of a re-energised global trade...

  14. March 24, 2013

    Cyprus leader in last-ditch bailout talks

    Nicos Anastasiades, the Cypriot president, and his top advisers flew to Brussels on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to secure...

  15. February 28, 2013

    Van Rompuy hits at Cameron on treaty change

    The President of the European Council warned David Cameron on Thursday that Europe would not prioritise treaty change...

  16. February 26, 2013

    Sanctions offer in Iran nuclear talks

    The US and five other world powers have offered Iran some relief from international sanctions over its nuclear programme if...

  17. Brussels Blog

    February 11, 2013

    Papal exit: The Van Rompuy Code?

    The politics and rituals surrounding the selection of a new pope are even more opaque and mysterious than the back-room...

  18. February 9, 2013

    Cameron wins rare victory in Europe

    Britain and Germany have corralled austerity-minded EU leaders to prevail over freer-spending counterparts and secure the...

  19. February 8, 2013

    EU budget hawks take spoils

    Austerity-minded EU nations led by Britain and Germany prevailed over freer-spending counterparts to secure the first ever...

  20. February 8, 2013

    Egyptian spring could be European storm

    There are three contradictory storylines about Egypt floating around the markets these days, and it is likely two of them...

  21. February 8, 2013

    Cameron emerges EU budget talks victor

    If there was a moment when the shape of the EU’s next long-term budget began to reveal itself through a haze of spreadsheets...

  22. FT Alphaville

    February 8, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The Draghi Rorschach test: “Oh, Hollande…” said Mr Draghi as the rest of wonderd if he...

  23. February 8, 2013

    Leaders agree cut to EU spending

    Leaders agreed the first ever cut to the European Union budget after setting spending to the end of the decade at €960bn....

  24. Brussels Blog

    February 8, 2013

    EU Budget: Schulz's shenanigans

    It’s hard enough to get 27 member states to agree unanimously on a seven-year, €1,000bn budget – as anyone following the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Markets struggled for a foothold, with many stock barometers pulling back from recent...

  26. February 7, 2013

    EU leaders near €960bn budget deal

    EU leaders were close to securing a €960bn budget deal on Friday morning, as fiscal hawks appeared to prevail over those...

  27. February 6, 2013

    EU budget hangs on creative accounting

    Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president, will unveil a compromise proposal for the EU’s long-term budget as...

  28. Brussels Blog

    February 6, 2013

    EU Budget: Cameron fears commitment

    The big question entering Thursday’s summit is whether Herman Van Rompuy, the European council president, can find the right...

  29. February 4, 2013

    Research threat seen as EU budget talks loom

    The elements of the EU’s long-term budget that have been touted for their ability to deliver economic growth to a...

  30. Brussels Blog

    January 25, 2013

    EU summit: Mali, EU budget in early 'draft guidelines'

    Van Rompuy discusses EU budget with Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen last week. Sometimes draft communiqués Herman Van...

  31. January 15, 2013

    EU nations turn back on UK renegotiations

    David Cameron’s expected push to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership in the EU faces a roadblock in Brussels,...

  32. December 27, 2012

    Van Rompuy warns Cameron on EU powers

    David Cameron’s drive to repatriate powers from the Brussels risks damaging the EU and could cause the collapse of the...

  33. FT Alphaville

    December 14, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mixed with most shares rising after a positive Chinese manufacturing PMI was released, but gained were...

  34. December 12, 2012

    Germany and France at odds on integration

    France and Germany remain sharply divided on their priorities for closer economic integration in the 17-member eurozone, on...

  35. December 10, 2012

    EU summit loses sense of urgency

    When EU leaders in June promised “a specific and time-bound road map” for overhauling the eurozone by December, officials...

  36. Brussels Blog

    December 6, 2012

    Van Rompuy's American-style eurozone

    Van Rompuy, left, has set out a different vision of common eurozone debt than Barroso, right. Herman Van Rompuy, the...

  37. Brussels Blog

    December 4, 2012

    Will EU summit back eurozone reform "contracts"?

    Van Rompuy is, once again, asking summiteers to endorse the idea in draft conclusions. When José Manuel Barroso, the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2012

    Quote... unquote, euro crisis edition [updated]

    Wednesday’s annual charity day at Exotix, the frontier markets brokerage. To that end… Gabriel Sterne, Exotix analyst, has...

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