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    1. October 11, 2013

      Why Danny the Red dreams of Europe

      In 1968 Daniel Cohn-Bendit helped send Charles de Gaulle into retirement. Now the former student revolutionary is having a...

    2. March 19, 2013

      Berlin is well placed to lead on Syria

      On all recent questions of war and peace, Germany has disagreed with the other leading European powers. Berlin opposed the...

    1. The World

      November 11, 2011

      Europe's great-and-good, at bay

      I’ve just spent a couple of days in Warsaw at the annual conference of the European Council on Foreign Relations – a...

    2. 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...

    3. September 15, 2010

      Brussels targets growing nationalism

      A group of leading European Union politicians will on Wednesday present a manifesto aimed at combating what they believe is...

    4. Westminster Blog

      April 20, 2010

      Clegg for foreign secretary?

      In most press commentary the presumption is still that Vince Cable would become Chancellor of the Exchequer under a...

    5. April 8, 2010

      A shifting vision

      When Angela Merkel first joined the government of Helmut Kohl as minister for women and youth affairs in 1991, the...

    6. April 7, 2010

      Germany: A shifting Weltanschauung

      Paymaster no more. Angela Merkel arriving at last month’s Brussels summit, The chancellor once known as ‘Mrs Europa’ won her...

    7. January 13, 2010

      Iceland rushes to find Icesave face-saver

      Iceland's government was scrambling to find a face-saving solution to the -Icesave dispute as the clock yesterday ticked...

    8. January 13, 2010

      Iceland rushes to find Icesave face-saver

      Iceland's government was scrambling to find a face-saving solution to the -Icesave dispute as the clock yesterday ticked...

    9. January 12, 2010

      Iceland races for Icesave face-saver

      Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland president, had refused to sign legislation that would compensate the British and Dutch...

    10. August 4, 2009

      Who will answer the EU phone?

      When Henry Kissinger was US secretary of state, he is said to have demanded to know what telephone number he could ring to...

    11. July 22, 2009

      Support grows for Merkel to link with Greens

      Support for an unlikely-sounding alliance between Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left Green...

    12. May 23, 2009

      Competition answers

      In last week’s magazine we asked readers to identify 100 leaders, past and present, pictured on the cover. No one got a...

    13. March 19, 2009

      Precarious podium

      W hen Hillary Clinton visited the European parliament in Brussels two weeks ago, she praised Europe's post-1945 political...

    14. March 18, 2009

      Precarious podium

      Union flags: Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi shares a thought at last October’s Elysée summit. EU leaders have since made little...

    15. February 27, 2009

      EU champion takes fright in flight to protectionism

      When Joschka Fischer, erstwhile revolutionary and environmentalist, was German foreign minister, he won the reputation of...

    16. February 26, 2009

      EU champion takes fright at protectionism

      When Joschka Fischer, erstwhile revolutionary and environmentalist, was German foreign minister, he won the reputation of...

    17. December 19, 2008

      German minister denies spy claim

      German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who will challenge Angela Merkel next year for the chancellor’s job, has...

    18. November 12, 2008

      'Wise men' predict flat German growth

      Economic growth in Germany will be flat next year and unemployment will start rising, the country's top five economists...

    19. November 11, 2008

      ‘Wise men’ predict flat German growth

      Germany is not doing enough to stave off an economic slump, a group of government advisers will warn on Wednesday, in a...

    20. November 11, 2008

      Merkel must be 'more decisive' on crisis

      Germany has renounced any claim to leadership in shaping Europe's response to the financial and economic crises and is...

    21. November 10, 2008

      Fischer urges Merkel to be ‘more decisive’

      Germany has renounced any claim to leadership in shaping Europe’s response to the financial and economic crises and is...

    22. February 8, 2008

      Observer: Under fire for not taking enough fire

      Berlin is on the spot, again, over Afghanistan. Germany has about 3,200 peacekeepers in the war-torn country, but the US...

    23. February 7, 2008

      Under fire for not taking enough fire

      Berlin is on the spot, again, over Afghanistan. Germany has about 3,200 peacekeepers in the war-torn country, but the US and...

    24. December 10, 2007

      Illegal visas issued in German embassies

      Counterfeiting activities at German embassies in Moscow and elsewhere have led to thousands of people illegally obtaining...

    25. December 2, 2007

      Ashdown lined up as Afghan super-envoy

      Paddy Ashdown, formerly the European Union-United Nations high representative in Bosnia, has been offered a new post as a...

    26. November 19, 2007

      A colourful chronicle of Germany's past

      T wo years ago, as Germany's coalition of Social Democrats and Greens was reaching its twilight, a book by Joschka Fischer,...

    27. November 19, 2007

      A colourful chronicle of Germany's past

      T wo years ago, as Germany's coalition of Social Democrats and Greens was reaching its twilight, a book by Joschka Fischer,...

    28. October 5, 2007

      Fischer breaks word to impart political wisdom

      When Joschka Fischer retired as a politician a year ago and flew off to the US to take up a teaching job, his last words...

    29. October 5, 2007

      Fischer breaks his word to dispense political wisdom

      When Joschka Fischer retired as a politician a year ago and flew off to the US to take up a teaching job, his last words...

    30. October 5, 2007

      Fischer turns to dispense advice

      When Joschka Fischer retired as a politician a year ago and flew off to the US to take up a teaching job, his last words...

    31. October 4, 2007

      Europe will be more effective if it leads by example

      From Prof Philip G. Cerny. Sir, I agree with what Martti Ahtisaari and Joschka Fischer say about the European Union's...

    32. October 4, 2007

      Europe has no need for unanimity

      From Prof Philip G. Cerny. Sir, I agree with what Martti Ahtisaari and Joschka Fischer say about the European Union's...

    33. October 3, 2007

      Euro has not led to a single voice for Europe

      From Prof René Smits. Sir, In their appeal for a strong European voice on the international scene (“Europe needs to assert...

    34. October 2, 2007

      Europe’s public figures press Turkey’s case

      The divisive question of Turkey’s accession to the European Union is reopened on Tuesday with an appeal from 50 prominent...

    35. October 2, 2007

      Europe's public figures press Turkey's case

      The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

    36. October 2, 2007

      Europe's public figures press Turkey's case

      The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

    37. October 2, 2007

      Europe's public figures press Turkey's case to join union

      The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

    38. October 1, 2007

      Why Europe needs to assert itself in the world

      November 9 will be a seminal date for the European Union – 18 years since east Berliners tore down the wall and began...

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