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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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