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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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