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    1. November 4, 2014

      José Manuel Barroso: ‘Not everything I did was right’

      Barroso’s decade leading the commission Friday broke sunny and warm in Brussels, a rarity for late October in the Belgian...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Eurosceptics and Ukip set trap for Cameron on migrants pledge

      Urged by members of his own Conservative party to curb immigration and harried by the anti-EU UK Independence party, David...

    1. October 19, 2014

      Barroso warns Britain it would be irrelevant outside EU

      The outgoing president of the European Commission will on Monday fire a parting shot at David Cameron, warning Britain will...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Barroso says immigration cap would be against EU law

      José Manuel Barroso has warned the UK prime minister that he will struggle to rewrite EU freedom of movement rules because...

    3. July 25, 2014

      Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

      Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2014

      Mass observation

      Patrick Seeger/EPA Outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, is watched by photographers as he reads his...

    5. May 25, 2014

      ‘European Spring’, by Philippe Legrain

      European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess and How to Put Them Right, by Philippe Legrain, CB Books,...

    6. May 24, 2014

      Belgium and France tighten security after Jewish Museum shooting

      Belgian and French authorities have tightened security at Jewish sites after what officials said appeared to be an...

    7. May 8, 2014

      Barroso sees Britain as a ‘special’ case within EU

      Britain is a “special” case in the European Union and should be cut a deal to head off the risk of Brexit, according to José...

    8. Brussels Blog

      March 20, 2014

      EU summit: Barroso gives little away

      José Manuel Barroso Anyone expecting Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, to give any hint as to where EU...

    9. 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...

    10. February 25, 2014

      Cameron adds new Brussels chief to Merkel’s lunch menu

      When David Cameron and Angela Merkel sit down for lunch in Downing Street on Thursday, the conversation is expected to turn...

    11. February 19, 2014

      EU leaders condemn Ukraine for violence

      Renewed clashes in Kiev European leaders raised the pressure on Viktor Yanukovich , Ukraine’s president, by calling for...

    12. February 16, 2014

      EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic

      Scotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be...

    13. January 20, 2014

      Alistair Carmichael warns Scotland against EU hopes

      An independent Scotland faces “many hurdles” before it can join the EU, the UK’s secretary of state for Scotland warned...

    14. January 15, 2014

      José Manuel Barroso takes aim at EU immigration critics

      The EU’s most senior official on Wednesday accused countries seeking to limit the free movement of the Union’s citizens of...

    15. November 25, 2013

      Kiev protesters clash with police as anger over EU deal grows

      More than 20,000 demonstrators massed in Kiev on Monday night as protests over Ukraine’s decision to postpone signing...

    16. November 13, 2013

      Brussels launches inquiry into Germany’s current account surplus

      José Manuel Barroso has launched an inquiry into whether Germany’s large current account surplus is harming the European...

    17. October 18, 2013

      EU and Canada agree on trade pact

      The EU and Canada have agreed in principle on a long-delayed trade and investment pact in a breakthrough that Brussels hopes...

    18. October 2, 2013

      European Commission chief Barroso aims to cut red tape

      The European Commission will seek to withdraw an array of regulatory proposals governing everything from hairdressing to...

    19. September 11, 2013

      UK Conservatives hit back at José Manuel Barroso over Ukip comparison

      The Conservatives reacted furiously yesterday to José Manuel Barroso’s remarks that the Tories would lose the next EU...

    20. July 3, 2013

      Angela Merkel shows softer side with drive to help jobless youth

      Angela Merkel summoned 18 fellow European leaders and 28 labour ministers to a summit in Berlin on Wednesday in a determined...

    21. June 17, 2013

      EU-US trade talks launched amid French fury with Brussels

      Barack Obama and European leaders on Monday launched talks on “the biggest bilateral trade deal in history” , an initiative...

    22. June 16, 2013

      Italy’s coalition issues package of measures to boost economy

      Italy’s fragile coalition government has closed ranks around a budget-neutral decree intended to boost the recession-hit...

    23. April 23, 2013

      Global Insight: Frigide takes heat off Hollande in gay Paree

      Led by the singular figure of Frigide Barjot, France’s best-known Catholic activist, tens of thousands of protesters have...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell, erasing earlier gains, on fears about China’s manufacturing sector growth after flash PMIs were...

    25. April 9, 2013

      Slovenia rules out bailout

      Slovenia insisted on Tuesday that it could avoid an international bailout as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

    26. March 25, 2013

      Japan and EU to start talks on trade deal

      Japan and the EU have agreed to open talks next month over a trade deal in the latest sign of a re-energised global trade...

    27. March 21, 2013

      Cyprus creates chill in EU-Russia ties

      Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s prime minister, insisted on Thursday a solution to the Cyprus crisis had to be sought “with the...

    28. March 20, 2013

      Medvedev lambasts EU over Cyprus levy

      Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has lambasted the EU’s handling of the Cyprus debt crisis, comparing a plan for a...

    29. FT Long Short

      March 4, 2013

      Ireland: poster child for austerity

      Ireland’s recent history is a story of hopes dashed. Hope is now being stoked again, not least by those with the most...

    30. February 13, 2013

      Rocky road lies ahead in trade pact talks

      A deal between the EU and the US on trade has been on policy wish-lists in both Washington and Brussels for years, notes...

    31. February 13, 2013

      EU sets ambitious US trade pact deadline

      The EU and the US on Wednesday vowed to complete talks on a new trade agreement within two years, as the two trading powers...

    32. January 17, 2013

      Cameron intended positive vision for EU

      David Cameron intended to set out “a positive vision” for the future of the EU in the speech that he scrapped because of the...

    33. January 10, 2013

      Barroso echoes fears over vote on EU

      David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership and to put the new deal to a referendum came under renewed fire...

    34. December 10, 2012

      Barroso warns Scotland on EU status

      An independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU and negotiate its terms of entry with other member states, José...

    35. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2012

      Quote... unquote, euro crisis edition [updated]

      Wednesday’s annual charity day at Exotix, the frontier markets brokerage. To that end… Gabriel Sterne, Exotix analyst, has...

    36. November 28, 2012

      Barroso unveils euro survival plan

      The eurozone should gradually acquire the powers of a national government with a single treasury and the right to tax or...

    37. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2012

      Is Catalonia backing away from independence?

      The people of Catalonia go to the polls on Sunday. Although it’s just a regional election, the vote is seen as a key gauge...

    38. November 4, 2012

      Myanmar ends foreign investor law delay

      The finalisation of Myanmar’s much delayed foreign investment code at the weekend has ended 10 months of uncertainty among...

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