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  1. July 16, 2014

    Lord Hill clears out his lobbying links

    Britain’s candidate to be EU commissioner is selling his £375,000 stake in a public affairs group in a bid to avert a clash...

  2. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  1. June 21, 2014

    Leftwing leaders back Juncker for top Brussels post

    PARIS, June 21 – Leftwing European leaders agreed on Saturday to back Luxembourg conservative Jean-Claude Juncker for the...

  2. The World

    May 29, 2014

    Spit out the Spitzenkandidaten

    Jean-Claude Juncker (Getty) The fact that the leaders of the 28 EU nations are not rushing to appoint Jean-Claude Juncker as...

  3. The World

    May 23, 2014

    ‘Spitzenkandidat’ Schulz plays up German roots

    Martin Schulz has made a career of presenting himself as the ultimate European. But when it comes to the crunch, the German...

  4. May 22, 2014

    Martin Schulz changes game in wrangling for top Brussels job

    When French prime minister Manuel Valls takes the stage in Lyon on Friday, at his final campaign rally before Sunday’s...

  5. Brussels Blog

    May 22, 2014

    And the European Commission winner is...

    Juncker, left, with Schulz ahead of a debate in Hamburg, Germany earlier this week With voting now underway in Britain and...

  6. May 16, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras uses EU campaign to connect with voters in Greece

    Alexis Tsipras, the leftwing Greek political leader, may be a long-shot to become the next president of the European...

  7. May 14, 2014

    European Parliament’s ‘prince of darkness’ awaits poll backlash

    Klaus Welle’s formal title is secretary-general of the European Parliament. Yet in the corridors of the EU capital, Mr Welle...

  8. The World

    May 11, 2014

    My challenge: How to moderate a lively (and intelligible) EU election debate

    Ten minutes into moderating Friday night’s European parliament election debate in Florence, I was gripped with the...

  9. May 9, 2014

    Candidates for commission president warn on Brussels poll

    Leading candidates in the European parliamentary elections for the top post of Commission president have warned of a...

  10. The World

    May 9, 2014

    Schulz and Juncker clash in TV debate

    Martin Schulz and Jean-Claude Juncker, the two leading candidates in the European Parliamentary election, did their best to...

  11. April 29, 2014

    Berlusconi launches European election campaign

    Silvio Berlusconi, has taken a swipe at the judiciary for his tax fraud conviction as Italy’s former prime minister launched...

  12. April 27, 2014

    European Commission hopefuls try to excite voters with TV debate

    Voters across Europe will be introduced on Monday to four candidates vying to be the next head of the European Commission...

  13. March 28, 2014

    Labour urges European Parliament president not to visit UK

    Labour has urged the Socialist president of the European Parliament not to visit the UK on an upcoming tour of the...

  14. February 9, 2014

    Swiss access to EU market under threat after immigration vote

    Brussels warned Switzerland on Sunday that its access to the EU’s single market for goods and services was under threat...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Brussels Blog

    January 29, 2014

    From scourge of McDonald's to Green nominee

    José Bové, campaigning in France last year Before coming to the European parliament in 2009, José Bové was best known as the...

  18. October 10, 2013

    Wilfried Martens, nine-times Belgian prime minister, dies aged 77

    Wilfried Martens, former Belgian prime minister and longstanding president of the European People’s Party, has died...

  19. July 2, 2013

    America’s spying has made a European trade deal even harder

    I am shocked,” said Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, in response to leaks revealing US surveillance of...

  20. Brussels Blog

    July 1, 2013

    US snooping gives the EU an unexpected boost

    A report in Der Spiegel about US snooping on the EU has thrown a very big spanner into trans-Atlantic relations. As we...

  21. June 27, 2013

    EU reaches €960bn budget deal

    A protracted fight over the EU’s next long-term budget appeared to come to an end on Thursday morning after negotiators from...

  22. April 26, 2013

    Dinner with the FT: Martin Schulz

    For many years, the European Parliament has been dismissed as a waste of space: a double waste of space, in fact, since it...

  23. March 13, 2013

    EU Parliament rebuffs budget

    The European Parliament wielded its new powers to reject for the first time a long-term EU budget agreed by leaders of the...

  24. March 12, 2013

    MEPs plot weapon of mass sequestration

    European lawmakers are considering importing a version of Washington’s dreaded budget sequestration as a way of gaining more...

  25. March 5, 2013

    Europe: A loaded chamber

    Deep inside the Parlamentarium, the European parliament’s flashy, new €21m visitors centre, Eva Vanpeteghem and Elise Mais...

  26. February 8, 2013

    EU budget hawks take spoils

    Austerity-minded EU nations led by Britain and Germany prevailed over freer-spending counterparts to secure the first ever...

  27. February 8, 2013

    Leaders agree cut to EU spending

    Leaders agreed the first ever cut to the European Union budget after setting spending to the end of the decade at €960bn....

  28. Brussels Blog

    February 8, 2013

    EU Budget: Schulz's shenanigans

    It’s hard enough to get 27 member states to agree unanimously on a seven-year, €1,000bn budget – as anyone following the...

  29. January 9, 2013

    Japan’s stimulus unlikely to aid growth

    Back in the spring of 2009, in the wake of the Lehman crisis, Japan’s then prime minister Taro Aso launched what he called a...

  30. December 6, 2012

    UK sidelined in eurozone oversight plan

    Britain will be formally sidelined within an EU institution for the first time under a contentious proposal from the...

  31. Brussels Blog

    November 15, 2012

    Has summit deal on EU budget become impossible?

    Martin Schulz, far right, with his fellow EU presidents ahead of budget talks on Monday. Just how bleak do things look for...

  32. November 13, 2012

    EU standoff stokes tension before summit

    The abrupt collapse of talks on the EU’s budget for 2013 has amplified concerns about the bloc’s ability to negotiate a...

  33. October 23, 2012

    ECB urged to identify women candidates

    EU leaders are facing an embarrassing rebuff by lawmakers who are threatening to vote against the nomination of a Luxembourg...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 18, 2012

    Van Rompuy, Barroso and Schulz to collect the EU's Nobel together

    We had only just digested the news that the EU had won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, before the obvious question dawned on...

  35. October 16, 2012

    Peace prize sets off an unseemly scuffle

    No sooner had the EU been awarded its Nobel Peace Prize on Friday than Brussels descended into what it does best: an...

  36. Brussels Blog

    September 27, 2012

    Van Rompuy swings, and misses, for the ECB

    Van Rompuy this week at the UN. MEP Goulard called his letter "empty (and quite insulting The ongoing saga of the European...

  37. July 4, 2012

    EU rejects anti-piracy pact

    A controversial global anti-piracy trade agreement has been thrown out by the European Parliament following fears it would...

  38. April 25, 2012

    Barroso plan for EU budget rise sparks outrage

    A proposal for a 6.8 per cent increase for next year’s EU budget put forward by the European Commission provoked harsh...

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