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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. September 16, 2012

    UK musters support to block EU women quota

    Britain has mustered sufficient support from EU member states to block a proposal by Brussels to impose a 40 per cent female...

  36. September 12, 2012

    Barroso unveils European banking union

    Sweeping new powers for the European Central Bank, including the authority to shut down eurozone banks by withdrawing their...

  37. September 10, 2012

    Berlin pressed on banking union plan

    Brussels will this week confront Berlin with a fast-tracked plan for a powerful eurozone bank supervisor, in the opening...

  38. July 25, 2012

    Barroso to push Athens on reforms

    When José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, arrives in Athens on Thursday, he will face a one-month-old...

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