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  1. April 16, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

    Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that...

  2. Brussels Blog

    March 9, 2014

    EPP in Dublin wrap-up: Kenny up, Juncker down?

    Juncker delivers his acceptance speech Friday at the EPP's party congress in Dublin By Vincent Boland in Dublin It is one of...

  1. March 7, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker to run for European Commission presidency

    Jean-Claude Juncker has become the centre-right candidate to be the next president of the European Commission after a...

  2. The World

    February 5, 2014

    Booze, Brussels and the next Commission president

    Guy Verhofstadt (Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty) The three main candidates to be the next head of the European Commission are...

  3. February 4, 2014

    The return of yesterday’s men

    On March 6-7 Europe’s centre-right political parties will meet in Dublin to choose their frontman for May’s elections to the...

  4. February 3, 2014

    Juncker wins Merkel backing for EU Commission presidency

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the recently defeated Luxembourg prime minister, has become the frontrunner to become the European...

  5. December 13, 2013

    Austria’s outspoken finance minister replaced

    European politics has lost one of its most outspoken finance ministers, after Austria’s Maria Fekter was not reappointed as...

  6. The A-List

    November 20, 2013

    Italy's fragile government should learn from the Germans

    Italy’s government just survived another bout of instability, following the splits in Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Liberty...

  7. October 25, 2013

    Jean-Claude Juncker’s career tells story of European experiment

    Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg and the EU’s longest-serving leader, bowed out of top-level European...

  8. October 22, 2013

    Juncker sidelined as Luxembourg opposition parties start talks

    Luxembourg’s three largest opposition parties on Monday launched informal talks to form a coalition government and end the...

  9. October 20, 2013

    Jean-Claude Juncker’s future in doubt after Luxembourg poll

    The political career of Luxembourg’s premier Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s longest-standing prime minister, was on the line...

  10. October 6, 2013

    Luxembourg: ‘A flagrant violation of good governance’

    An attack against Luc Frieden, Luxembourg’s minister of finance, and his staff has turned into a tussle. Jean-Claude...

  11. July 10, 2013

    Luxembourg’s Juncker calls snap election

    Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg and the EU’s longest-serving premier, called a snap election on Wednesday...

  12. April 10, 2013

    Luxembourg to relax bank secrecy rules

    Luxembourg will start easing its bank secrecy rules from 2015, as the EU’s largest tax haven becomes the latest to bow...

  13. March 1, 2013

    EU feels pressure on austerity policies

    Mario Monti was in his element. Almost a year into his tenure as Italian prime minister, he was standing in Brussels’...

  14. January 22, 2013

    Eurogroup: new president, old problems

    The eurozone crisis is a bit less of an Alan Furst thriller now that Jean-Claude Juncker has stepped aside. The prime...

  15. January 21, 2013

    Dutch minister to head eurogroup

    Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was named chairman of the group of eurozone finance ministers on Monday night....

  16. January 16, 2013

    Currency havens rise in cautious trade

    Currency havens gained ground on Wednesday as comments from politicians swung markets and traders continued to take profits...

  17. January 10, 2013

    Juncker pleads for banking integration

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the outgoing president of the eurogroup, used a final appearance before the European parliament to...

  18. January 4, 2013

    Dutch minister leads eurogroup race

    Just four months ago, Jeroen Dijsselbloem was an international unknown, a Dutch Labour party MP who had never held a cabinet...

  19. Brussels Blog

    December 23, 2012

    Ireland & Cyprus: subjects of revisionist euro history?

    Enda Kenny, Ireland's prime minister, during a November EU summit in Brussels One of the hardest things about keeping on top...

  20. December 13, 2012

    ‘Grexit dead’ as €34bn loan agreed

    A much-needed – and long-delayed – €34.3bn loan payment should flow to Athens within days after Greece’s creditors gave...

  21. December 12, 2012

    Germany and France at odds on integration

    France and Germany remain sharply divided on their priorities for closer economic integration in the 17-member eurozone, on...

  22. Brussels Blog

    December 5, 2012

    Who will succeed Juncker as eurogroup chief?

    Juncker, right, with potential successor Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister Jean-Claude Juncker, the Luxembourg...

  23. November 27, 2012

    Eurozone agrees Greek aid deal

    After two false starts in as many weeks, international lenders on Tuesday finally reached a deal to overhaul Greece’s...

  24. November 25, 2012

    Greece upbeat about signing debt deal

    Greek officials said on Sunday they were optimistic a deal was close on reducing the country’s debt mountain but warned it...

  25. November 25, 2012

    EU disaccord stresses Paris-Berlin divide

    François Hollande, the French president, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor, were determined to put a brave face on the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2012

    Eurogroup meeting, interrupted

    Statement: 20 November 2012 Statement by the Eurogroup President, Jean-Claude Juncker The Eurogroup welcomed the staff-level...

  27. November 19, 2012

    Greece edges closer to €44bn bailout

    Eurozone finance ministers are inching towards a provisional deal to pay Greece up to €44bn of long-overdue aid, but are...

  28. November 18, 2012

    IMF urges permanent solution for Greece

    MANILA, November 18 – An agreement among Greece’s creditors on how to reduce its large debt pile should be “rooted in...

  29. November 13, 2012

    Brinkmanship rears head in Europe again

    Brinkmanship is back in Europe. Spain is defying predictions of an inevitable request for international aid while Greece is...

  30. November 13, 2012

    IMF and eurozone split over Greece

    The spat on Monday night between the International Monetary Fund and eurozone governments over how to keep Greece solvent...

  31. The World

    November 13, 2012

    Smart reads November 13, 2012

    In a surprising breach of troika etiquette, the head of the IMF and the head of the eurogroup publicly sparred over fiscal...

  32. November 13, 2012

    Euro steadies on soothing Greek debt sale

    The euro found support in a successful Greek debt auction on Tuesday after Greece’s creditors clashed publicly about how...

  33. The World

    November 13, 2012

    Trouble in t'troika

    With friends like these Jean-Claude Juncker and Christine Lagarde. (AFP) It’s not as if the troika of eurozone rescue...

  34. FT Alphaville

    November 13, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    The IMF and the EU creditors of Greece have openly sparred over debt targets, delaying its next bailout payment even...

  35. November 12, 2012

    EU-IMF feud erupts over Greek debt

    Eurozone finance ministers on Monday postponed agreement on Greece’s long-delayed €31.3bn aid payment for yet another week...

  36. October 9, 2012

    Cyprus must pay price for joining euro

    One sensed in July 2011 that the European debt crisis was going to prove a more hazardous experience for Cyprus than for...

  37. October 9, 2012

    Eurogroup divided on path for Greek rescue

    Divisions over how to put Greece’s €174bn rescue back on track continued to plague eurozone governments last night, with...

  38. October 8, 2012

    Eurozone launches €500bn rescue fund

    Eurozone finance ministers formally inaugurated a permanent €500bn rescue fund on Monday, but left unresolved whether it...

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