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    1. January 23, 2015

      Mystic chords of memory binding all Italians

      Sir, John Lloyd struck a surprisingly balanced tone in reviewing John Hooper’s The Italians (“Italy uncovered”, Life & Arts,...

    2. January 18, 2015

      The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

      In the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris, many Europeans will be asking whether their security services have the...

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    1. Doing Business in Wallonia

      Belgium’s new reformist government gives Wallonia a chance to rectify the high labour ...
    2. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      The flow of investment into Warsaw and other cities in the region is gathering pace...
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    1. January 17, 2015

      Four arrested in Greece over terror links

      Greek authorities have arrested four people suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot to kill police officers in...

    2. January 16, 2015

      Self-confidence (and a little swagger) required

      Sir, Danny Alexander MP and associates seeking to make the case for continued British EU membership in advance of a possible...

    3. January 16, 2015

      Belgian jihadi’s father says ‘They treat us as traitors’

      Six weeks ago, Boujemaa, a 50-year-old printer, reported to the police that his son had gone missing from his home in the...

    4. January 16, 2015

      Fifteen arrested in suspected plot against Belgian police

      Belgian anti-terror raids Belgian prosecutors said 15 people have been arrested in a series of raids against suspected...

    5. January 15, 2015

      Two killed in Belgian anti-terror raids

      Belgium is on high alert after the authorities said they had foiled an “imminent” attack in the wake of last week’s killings...

    6. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    7. January 7, 2015

      Timeline of recent terror attacks

      The attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday follows a spate of so-called “lone wolf” or “wolf pack”...

    8. January 5, 2015

      Germany overtakes UK in corporate executive pay stakes

      Germany has overtaken the UK as the home of Europe’s top-paid corporate executives in a shift that partly reflects public...

    9. December 27, 2014

      Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

      Leo Tindemans’ Report on the European Union in 1975 was instrumental in shaping the course of the continent's integration....

    10. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2014

      General strike in Belgium

      Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity...

    12. December 15, 2014

      Belgium hit by general strike

      Belgium ground to a halt on Monday in a general strike called by the country’s powerful trade unions as they wrestle the...

    13. December 10, 2014

      Stromae, Hammersmith Apollo, London — review

      The British parlour game of naming 10 famous Belgians is about to get easier. To the list of Tintin, Magritte, Poirot and,...

    14. November 28, 2014

      Swiss plan to put more women in top management

      Large Swiss companies will have to ensure that women hold at least 30 per cent of senior management and board posts if a new...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    16. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    17. November 17, 2014

      The bond market’s dance over European debt will not last forever

      The dismal third-quarter growth figures for the eurozone last week underscore, once again, doubts about the sustainability...

    18. November 17, 2014

      Belgian prosecutor accuses HSBC of money laundering

      HSBC’s private banking arm in Switzerland has been accused of money laundering and fraud by a Belgian prosecuting judge for...

    19. November 16, 2014

      Sovereign debt rule change ‘could prompt €1.1tn rebalancing’

      More than a trillion euros of government bonds may have to change hands if eurozone regulators press ahead with ambitions to...

    20. November 14, 2014

      Flanders’ flourishing art collections

      It is just a small part of Flanders, in northern Belgium, between Bruges, Tournai and Ghent, and centred around Courtrai,...

    21. November 14, 2014

      Sticking to his guns: Belgian metal engraver keeps tradition alive

      Master engraver sticks to his guns What Silicon Valley is to California, the Sillon industriel or “Industrial Valley” was to...

    22. November 13, 2014

      The contested findings of the Fifa report into World Cup bids

      Fifa’s attempt to release only parts of an investigation into alleged corruption in the 2022 World Cup bidding backfired...

    23. November 13, 2014

      GDF Suez lowers profit forecast

      GDF Suez lowered its annual profit forecast on the back of weakness in European demand and problems at its Belgium nuclear...

    24. November 7, 2014

      UCB caps week of pharma dealmaking

      UCB of Belgium wrapped up another busy week of pharmaceuticals dealmaking on Friday with the $1.5bn disposal of its US...

    25. November 6, 2014

      Ikea franchise arm rearranged financing

      Leaked PwC documents reveal how the franchising arm of Ikea rearranged its financing, with the help of a Luxembourg-based...

    26. November 6, 2014

      Perrigo joins wave of OTC drug deals

      Perrigo said it had joined the big league of global over-the-counter drugmakers after agreeing a €3.6bn acquisition of Omega...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 6, 2014

      Brussels rioting

      Julian Warnand/EPA Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on...

    28. November 5, 2014

      New era saddles Wallonia’s socialist rulers with a dilemma

      Recently, The Economist reported that Belgium had gained a new government “just five months after May’s election”. Though...

    29. November 5, 2014

      Beer helps to unify Belgium, a country divided by regional rivalries

      Belgium’s beer inspires fierce regional loyalties but is ultimately a unifying source of national pride. As with chocolate,...

    30. November 5, 2014

      Eurozone deflation fears recede as corporate investment rises

      The threat of deflation hangs over the eurozone as a whole, but it has already affected Belgium. Like the unfortunate cadre...

    31. November 5, 2014

      Wallonia’s tax incentives attract overseas companies – but also regulatory attention

      For decades, regional authorities such as Wallonia have had to show great creativity in designing investor-friendly...

    32. November 5, 2014

      Wallonia seeks to recast its image

      Wallonia has a problem. It is not the French-speaking region’s economy, which is shrinking as a proportion of Belgium’s...

    33. November 3, 2014

      Jihadis slip through Europe’s passport-free travel zone

      When Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist, made his way home from the Syrian battlefield in March, he crossed borders with the...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Will Ecuador's success stand up to cheap oil?

      Of the generation of radical Latin American leaders that have won office in the last decade, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa –...

    35. October 26, 2014

      Rome bankers protest at stress test results

      Analysts and investors have taken the howls of protest from Italian central bank officials on Sunday as evidence that the...

    36. October 8, 2014

      Flemish separatists hold sway in new Belgian government

      Ten years ago, the New Flemish Alliance, a nationalist party that urges the gradual independence of Belgium’s Dutch-speaking...

    37. October 8, 2014

      Belgium finally forms coalition government

      After five months of drawn-out negotiations Belgium has at last got a new government – a centre-right coalition with...

    38. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

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