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  1. April 20, 2013

    EU group warns Oslo peace process is ‘dying’

    A group of 19 prominent Europeans have warned the European Union’s foreign policy chief that the chances for a peaceful...

  2. March 24, 2013

    Israel and Turkey eye ties on Syria

    The prospect of a reconciliation between Turkey and Israel has paved the way for closer co-operation on Syria and removed a...

  1. March 13, 2012

    Focus on implementing the last round of ECHR reforms

    From Ms Emma Bonino and others. Sir, At a time when Europeans are beset by economic and political uncertainties, the UK is...

  2. June 3, 2011

    We should end our disastrous war on drugs

    The global war on drugs has failed. Readers should not take my word for this. It is the opening sentence of a report on the...

  3. March 9, 2011

    Push ahead now for a solution in Palestine

    As revolutionary change sweeps across the Arab world, it is easy to think that now is not the time to push for peace between...

  4. November 15, 2010

    Immigration: Tensions unveiled

    Minarets or missiles? A poster campaign (above) by the People’s party drew condemnation a year ago as Swiss voted in a...

  5. June 9, 2010

    Rise of Miriam

    A rise in the power-couple stakes in the household of Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, after the appointment of Miriam...

  6. April 1, 2010

    In defence of Lady Ashton

    Gideon Rachman's blog: I saw Lady Ashton perform live for the first time over the weekend. And I must say I was pleasantly...

  7. The World

    March 29, 2010

    In defence of Baroness Cathy Ashton

    I saw Cathy Ashton perform live for the first time over the weekend. And I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Partly, this...

  8. March 10, 2010

    Diplomatic uncertainty casts gloom on Brussels

    Anxiety about the abilities of Lady Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, and quarrels over the bloc's new...

  9. March 9, 2010

    Ashton at centre of Brussels gloom

    Lady Ashton visits a camp in Haiti last week. She said she had kept away initially because she ‘didn’t do disaster tourism’...

  10. February 4, 2010

    EU’s Ashton fleshes out challenges

    In the office of Baroness Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, a polished wooden gavel is mounted on a frame....

  11. February 4, 2010

    EU foreign policy chief fleshes out the challenges ahead

    In the office of Baroness Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, a polished wooden gavel is mounted on a frame....

  12. February 4, 2010

    EU foreign policy chief fleshes out the challenges ahead

    In the office of Lady Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, a polished wooden gavel is mounted on a frame. It...

  13. February 4, 2010

    EU foreign policy chief fleshes out challenges

    In the office of Lady Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, a wooden gavel is mounted on a frame. It is a gift...

  14. January 15, 2010

    Ashton to chair EU meeting on Haiti

    Lady Ashton, the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, will chair an emergency meeting of EU ministers on Monday on...

  15. December 16, 2009

    All eyes on ‘triple-hatted’ Ashton

    As the European parliament prepares for January’s public hearings on President José Manuel Barroso’s second Commission, the...

  16. December 15, 2009

    Esade recruits EU security guru

    The European Union’s former High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, is to be president of...

  17. December 3, 2009

    Ashton rejects criticism over lack of experience

    Lady Ashton, the surprise choice as the European Union's new foreign policy supremo, yesterday rejected accusations that she...

  18. December 2, 2009

    Ashton takes on her critics

    Lady Catherine Ashton, the surprise choice as the European Union’s foreign policy chief, on Wednesday rejected accusations...

  19. December 1, 2009

    EU pressed to forget foreign policy ‘fantasy’

    Member states of the European Union must realise it is a “fantasy” to believe they can pursue foreign and security policies...

  20. December 1, 2009

    Solana urges EU common policy

    European Union member states must realise it is a "fantasy" to believe they can pursue foreign and security policies...

  21. December 1, 2009

    EU pressed to forget foreign policy 'fantasy'

    Member states of the European Union must realise it is a "fantasy" to believe they can pursue foreign and security policies...

  22. November 23, 2009

    US underwhelmed by Brussels appointments

    It would be wrong to say that Washington was on tenterhooks last week, waiting to hear who would get the big new jobs in...

  23. November 23, 2009

    Ashton plunges into daunting agenda

    Lady Ashton, the European Union's new foreign affairs supremo, has barely one week to prepare for a daunting agenda before...

  24. November 22, 2009

    Ashton plunges into daunting agenda

    Lady Ashton, the European Union’s new foreign affairs supremo, has barely one week to prepare for a daunting agenda before...

  25. November 22, 2009

    US underwhelmed by top EU appointments

    It would be wrong to say that Washington was on tenterhooks last week, waiting to hear who would get the big new jobs in the...

  26. November 19, 2009

    EU selects first president

    Herman Van Rompuy arrives at the Brussels summit that named him to the bloc’s top job European Union leaders on Thursday...

  27. November 19, 2009

    Barroso key in any impasse

    Summits dragging on until the early hours of the morning are a time-tested method of European Union decision making, and...

  28. November 19, 2009

    Tough decisions on summit menu

    Summits dragging on until the early hours of the morning are a time-tested method of European Union decision-making, and...

  29. November 18, 2009

    Tough decisions over summit dinner

    Summits dragging on until the early hours of the morning are a time-tested method of European Union decision making, and...

  30. November 17, 2009

    EU dents Palestinian hopes of independence

    The European Union on Tuesday poured cold water over Palestinian plans to seek immediate recognition as an independent...

  31. November 7, 2009

    Europe keeps open mind on presidency

    David Miliband, the UK foreign secretary, is emerging as the frontrunner to be the European Union's next head of foreign...

  32. November 7, 2009

    Jobs stakes to dominate Berlin gala

    European Union leaders will discuss the bloc's first full-time president and foreign policy chief on Monday when they meet...

  33. November 6, 2009

    EU jobs stakes to dominate Berlin gala

    European Union leaders will discuss the bloc’s full-time president and foreign policy chief on Monday when they meet in...

  34. Brussels Blog

    November 2, 2009

    Summit-hungry Europeans flock to a bemused Washington

    On Tuesday a numerically impressive delegation of Europeans will be in Washington for the first formal US-European Union...

  35. October 31, 2009

    Socialists bank on Miliband for foreign policy post

    David Miliband may be "young and brilliant" - according to a Le Monde editorial this week - but there is another reason why...

  36. October 31, 2009

    Socialists bank on Miliband for foreign post

    David Miliband may be "young and brilliant" - according to a Le Monde editorial this week - but there is another reason why...

  37. October 30, 2009

    Left banks on Miliband for foreign policy job

    David Miliband may be “young and brilliant” – according to a Le Monde editorial this week – but there is another reason why...

  38. Brussels Blog

    October 28, 2009

    A sensational socialist shortlist for EU foreign policy supremo

    With a mere 27 members (all European heads of state or government, admittedly), the electorate that will pick the European...

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