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  1. October 13, 2010

    Wilders’ impact felt as Dutch coalition sworn in

    Influential backbencher: the anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders has helped to shape the agenda of the incoming...

  2. July 11, 2010

    Zuma’s goal is universal basic education

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, urged fresh efforts to bring millions of children in the developing world into the...

  1. June 17, 2010

    EU tells Iceland to meet Icesave obligations

    The European Union told Iceland on Thursday that it would not be admitted into the 27-nation bloc unless it resolved...

  2. June 17, 2010

    Wilders’ chance of Dutch cabinet post fades

    The chances of Geert Wilders, the controversial anti-Islam politician, becoming a minister in the next Dutch government...

  3. June 10, 2010

    Dutch poll points to uncertainty

    The Netherlands last night faced political uncertainty after an exit poll predicted a result too close to call in a fight...

  4. June 10, 2010

    Dutch poll hinges on classic economic debate

    Dutch voters yesterday faced a choice between promises of immediate fiscal pain or a more gradual approach to spending cuts...

  5. June 9, 2010

    Dutch voters face political uncertainty

    The Netherlands on Wednesday night faced political uncertainty after an exit poll predicted a result too close to call in a...

  6. May 25, 2010

    European securities regulators in talks over ban

    National securities regulators in Europe are in intense discussions over how to respond to the ban on speculative dealing...

  7. May 24, 2010

    EU talks over German short-selling ban

    National securities regulators in Europe are in intense discussions over how to respond to the ban on speculative dealing...

  8. May 21, 2010

    Dutch parliament calls for short selling ban

    The Dutch government is under pressure to lobby for a Europe-wide ban on speculative dealing such as the one introduced by...

  9. May 13, 2010

    Boy survives as Libyan air crash kills 103

    The crash of a Libyan airliner in Tripoli, killing all but one of the 104 people on board, put the Netherlands in shock...

  10. May 12, 2010

    Boy is sole survivor of Libya plane crash

    Rescuers study the fuselage of the Airbus which crashed at Tripoli airport on Wednesday with 104 people on board The crash...

  11. April 10, 2010

    World leaders pay tribute to Kaczynski

    World leaders expressed shock and sorrow on Saturday over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, killed when his...

  12. March 13, 2010

    Dutch Labour party leader stands down

    The Dutch Labour party announced a sudden change of leader on Friday, just three months ahead of a general election, in what...

  13. February 24, 2010

    Far right seeks to benefit from Dutch election in June

    The Netherlands has called a snap general election for June 9 after the coalition government collapsed at the weekend amid...

  14. February 24, 2010

    Far right hopes rise in Dutch election

    The Netherlands has called a snap general election for June 9 after the coalition government collapsed at the weekend over...

  15. February 22, 2010

    Dutch snap election set for June 9

    Jan Peter Balkenende arrives at the Noordeinde Royal Palace in The Hague to meet Queen Beatrix The Netherlands has called a...

  16. February 22, 2010

    Dutch role terminated by failure of coalition

    Troops from the Netherlands will pull out of Afghanistan, the Dutch prime minister confirmed yesterday, after the collapse...

  17. February 20, 2010

    Dutch government collapses over Afghan troop mission

    Troops from the Netherlands will be pulled out of Afghanistan after the Dutch coalition government – led by prime minister...

  18. January 12, 2010

    Van Rompuy keeps busy to build faith in Union's future

    Herman Van Rompuy, the European Union's full-time president, has been in his job for just over a week - long enough to find...

  19. January 11, 2010

    Van Rompuy focuses on European future

    Herman Van Rompuy, the European Union’s full-time president, has been in his job for just over a week – long enough to find...

  20. Brussels Blog

    January 5, 2010

    Van Rompuy Makes His Subtle Mark on EU Working Practices

    Herman Van Rompuy, the European Union’s first full-time president, is getting down to business.  Hitting the ground...

  21. November 25, 2009

    Barroso vows to resist jockeying for jobs

    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, yesterday vowed to resist pressure from member states angling for...

  22. November 24, 2009

    Barroso vows to resist jockeying for jobs

    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, vowed on Tuesday to resist pressure from member states angling for...

  23. November 18, 2009

    Ballsy Kroes gets my vote

    From Mr Lex Dekkers. Sir, The right man in the right job is often a woman indeed, as Margot Wallström, Diana Wallis and...

  24. November 18, 2009

    Visionary Kroes gets my vote

    From Mr Lex Dekkers. Sir, The right man in the right job is often a woman indeed, as Margot Wallström, Diana Wallis and...

  25. November 16, 2009

    EU pressed to appoint more women to top jobs

    Some of Brussels' most powerful women are warning about the dearth of female candidates being considered for the European...

  26. November 15, 2009

    Brussels attacked for lack of women in top jobs

    Some of Brussels’ most powerful women are warning about the dearth of female candidates being considered for the European...

  27. November 3, 2009

    Blair lobbies directly for EU presidency

    Tony Blair, the former prime minister, has attempted to revive his fading prospects of becoming the European Union’s first...

  28. November 2, 2009

    Brown stays in favour of Blair EU presidency

    British government officials yesterday rejected reports that Gordon Brown, prime minister, had given up on Tony Blair's bid...

  29. November 2, 2009

    Brown denies abandoning Blair

    Downing Street yesterday rejected reports that Gordon Brown had given up on Tony Blair's bid to become the European Union's...

  30. November 1, 2009

    Brown still supports Blair as EU president

    Downing Street on Sunday rejected reports that Gordon Brown had given up on Tony Blair’s attempt to become the European...

  31. October 30, 2009

    Outcry in Brussels puts Blair presidency in doubt

    Tony Blair's chances of becoming the European Union's first full-time president were in serious trouble last night as a...

  32. October 29, 2009

    Brussels outcry puts Blair presidency in doubt

    Tony Blair’s chances of becoming the European Union’s first full-time president were in serious trouble late on Thursday as...

  33. October 29, 2009

    Leaders to chew over EU presidency

    Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, the British, German and French leaders, will meet on the margins of a...

  34. October 28, 2009

    Leaders to chew over clues for EU presidency

    Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, the British, German and French leaders, will meet on the margins of a...

  35. October 28, 2009

    Blair faces Luxembourg rival for presidency of European Union

    The race to become the European Union's first full-time president was underway yesterday, after the prime minister of...

  36. October 28, 2009

    Race to be European president heats up

    The race to become the first president of the European Union intensified yesterday, when Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg's...

  37. October 27, 2009

    Race to be EU president heats up

    The race to become the first president of the European Union intensified on Tuesday, when Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg’s...

  38. October 6, 2009

    President Blair would be good for Europe

    If the Lisbon treaty enters into force, which seems likely, the European Union will appoint a president to chair the...

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