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  1. November 25, 2013

    Bank governor battled financial turmoil

    Lord Kingsdown, who has died aged 86, was governor of the Bank of England for 10 years from 1983 – a time when the central...

  2. April 11, 2013

    Europe, sterling and Thatcher’s handbag

    Everyone who knew Margaret Thatcher felt at one time or other the bruising force of her handbag. My turn came during her big...

  1. January 17, 2013

    EU à la carte not on menu, Paris tells UK

    France has warned David Cameron against seeking an EU “à la carte”, amid clear annoyance in Paris over the British prime...

  2. October 3, 2012

    Hollande forced into awkward EU contortions

    As if having to confront France’s toughest budget challenge in decades and escalating unemployment were not enough,...

  3. October 1, 2012

    Blame the great men for Europe’s crisis

    “This is what you have to do, if you want the people to build statues of you on horseback.” Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was...

  4. June 25, 2012

    Delors and Schmidt back eurozone debt agency

    A group of leading European figures are to propose creating a debt agency to issue commonly backed eurozone bonds in return...

  5. February 2, 2012

    A telling tale of two Mitterrands

    The French election is shaping up as a contest of the Mitterrands. François Hollande is offering the voters the newly-minted...

  6. December 6, 2011

    Ideas on fiscal union welcome but inadequate

    From Prof Philip Arestis and Prof Malcolm Sawyer. Sir, Those of us who have long thought that fiscal and other aspects of...

  7. December 3, 2011

    Delors says euro flawed from start

    LONDON, Dec 2 – Errors made when the euro was first created effectively doomed the single currency from the start to the...

  8. October 31, 2011

    Find courage and wisdom to follow Monnet and Delors

    From Prof Johan Lybeck. Sir, Charles De Gaulle called him l’inspirateur. He meant it in a derogatory manner for a man who...

  9. The World

    October 24, 2011

    The Tory Eurosceptics' rebel yell

    Is it possible for politicians to be both living in the past and ahead of their time? That is how I feel about the Tory...

  10. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2011

    Europe plans joint bonds for infrastructure

    The European Commission has unveiled a plan to use joint European bonds to help kick-start infrastructure projects,...

  11. October 20, 2011

    Europe plans joint bonds for infrastructure

    The European Commission has unveiled a plan to use joint European bonds to help kick-start infrastructure projects,...

  12. October 17, 2011

    Hollande takes on tough challenge

    When François Hollande strode out in front of Socialist party headquarters in Paris on Sunday night to enjoy the cheers of...

  13. 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...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 16, 2011

    Eurobonds - not now but not never

    We’re calling it a victory for Jacques Delors. Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy finished their bilateral summit on Tuesday...

  15. Brussels Blog

    August 9, 2011

    Otmar Issing frets on the bail-out

    Conventional wisdom in Brussels holds that nothing helps the cause of European integration like a crisis: the battles of...

  16. July 24, 2011

    The euro: back from the brink

    Fiscal union – qu’est-ce que c’est? The decade since the launch of the euro has seen massive divergence in fiscal policies...

  17. 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...

  18. June 29, 2011

    Aubry declares

    Unlike the father, the daughter is going for it. In December 1994 Jacques Delors was the shining star in the firmament of...

  19. June 23, 2011

    Years of deference left Greece requiring austerity

    From Dr Dan Wilsher. Sir, Mario Monti (“The real problem is excessive deference”, June 21) appears to overlook the years of...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. March 2, 2011

    EU pact proposals will ‘not end this crisis’

    Germany and France are pushing for the wrong solution to the eurozone economic crisis by demanding a “pact for...

  24. February 3, 2011

    Merkel shifts on economic convergence

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission and father of the...

  25. The World

    January 28, 2011

    David Cameron has a certain je ne sais quoi with Davos audience

    As kick-off time approached the crowd for David Cameron was smaller than Sarkozy’s, but Our Man didn’t empty the room with...

  26. December 19, 2010

    Architect of the single currency dies

    Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, who has died in Rome aged 70, was a former Italian finance minister and founding member of the...

  27. November 29, 2010

    Regional aid needs accountability

    As in any family, the European Union’s worst arguments tend to be about money. This year’s list will undoubtedly be topped...

  28. November 24, 2010

    Hubris of those who call for ‘more’ money for the EU

    From Mr James Hanshaw. Sir, For months your pages have informed us of the financial crisis in formerly profligate European...

  29. November 19, 2010

    Curtailing budget would condemn the EU to depression

    From Mr Jacques Delors and others. Sir, As member states prepare to renegotiate the full range of resources allocated to...

  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. The World

    May 27, 2010

    The European Commission confronts Germany

    When the European Union works well, the co-operation of three crucial partners is vital: France, Germany and the European...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2010

    'Italy's worse, and the Germans stole our gold'

    Quick! Someone get Theodoros Pangalos some media training, or at least a copy of ‘How to win friends and influence people’....

  33. February 23, 2010

    Greece threatens more than the euro

    As Greece's financial crisis rumbles onwards, it has become commonplace to argue that the roots of the problem stretch all...

  34. February 22, 2010

    Greece threatens more than the euro

    As Greece’s financial crisis rumbles onwards, it has become commonplace to argue that the roots of the problem stretch all...

  35. January 6, 2010

    Spanish unemployment nears 4m

    Spanish unemployment rose to its highest level for more than a decade in December, reaching nearly 4m and dealing a blow to...

  36. January 5, 2010

    Spain’s jobless total nears 4m

    Spanish unemployment rose to its highest level for more than a decade in December, reaching almost 4m and dealing a blow to...

  37. Economists' Forum

    November 19, 2009

    Further reading - Fiscal policy, China, Europe, Obama

    From the FT: Obama seeks change Beijing can believe in – David Pilling How to reinvent China’s growth – John Gapper Modesty...

  38. November 18, 2009

    Modesty would become Europe’s new duo

    Whatever differences exist between its member states, the prerequisite for a well-functioning European Union is that...

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