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  1. July 14, 2014

    ‘Scotsie 100’ undone by dire performance of banks

    Investors who put money into Scottish shares 60 years ago would have made only half as much as those who bought stock in the...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 8, 2014

    Guest post: don't rationalise the aggressor

    By Danylo Lubkivsky, deputy foreign minister of Ukraine Putin’s aggression against Ukraine had the same effect on the world...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    March 25, 2014

    Kosovo Albanian massacre victims laid to rest

    Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA Relatives carry coffins containing the remains of 46 Kosovo Albanians killed by Serb Security forces...

  2. March 16, 2014

    Crimea poll proves there are no hard and fast rules on self-rule

    Blame Woodrow Wilson. Popular myth has it that the US president let the genie out of the bottle in his famous 14 points...

  3. March 10, 2014

    Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

    Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

  4. March 9, 2014

    Serbia deserves its EU dream

    Viewed from the Balkans, the revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s military intervention are a vivid reminder of how violent...

  5. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2014

    Serbia's PM promises much but obstacles loom

    Serbia could privatise up to 100 state-owned companies and enact wide-ranging reform of the business environment if the...

  6. February 14, 2014

    The floods will test whether you sink or swim, Mr Cameron

    Despite the media addiction to the word “crisis”, real crises for government are exceptionally rare. In the decade I spent...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Serbia downgraded as election fever mounts

    Recovering growth, a new settlement on Kosovo, real progress with the European Union, generous funding packages from the UAE...

  8. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Serbia: EU membership - the hard work starts here

    Just over a decade ago, in the wake of the bloody Yugolsav Wars, Serbia was regarded as a pariah by many European countries....

  9. December 17, 2013

    EU to start membership talks with Serbia in January

    EU ministers on Tuesday agreed formally to begin membership talks with Serbia in January at the start of what is expected to...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    December 16, 2013

    Dog day in Kosovo

    Armend Nimani/AFP A dog is chained to a fence at a Roma camp in the Serb-majority town of Leposavic in northern Kosovo on...

  11. December 11, 2013

    Ukraine and Iran vindicate Ashton’s deft diplomacy

    The best people in Ukraine – the ones who want a decent country, less corrupt, more open – are on the streets again,...

  12. The A-List

    November 21, 2013

    It will take more than a football match for Hollande to raise his game

    François Hollande took a big risk on Tuesday night. The French president turned up incognito, with only a small company of...

  13. beyondbrics

    November 4, 2013

    Kosovo election violence a setback for EU plans

    Masked men storming polling stations, assaulting officials and voters and throwing gas bombs; ballot boxes disappearing;...

  14. October 31, 2013

    Serbia champions new pro-European strongman

    Before he popped up this month with a warning that Serbia was close to bankruptcy but pledging to bring in billions of...

  15. October 28, 2013

    Serbia’s new leaders set sights on EU membership

    Since Yugoslavia started to unravel more than two decades ago, Serbia has spent much of the time in a turbulent search for...

  16. October 22, 2013

    L’affaire Dibrani

    French authorities may have followed the letter of the law when they deported Leonarda Dibrani and her family to Kosovo this...

  17. October 21, 2013

    François Hollande’s authority dealt blow by Leonarda decision

    The unlikely figure of a 15-year-old Roma girl called Leonarda Dibrani with a bad record of school attendance has succeeded...

  18. October 20, 2013

    François Hollande under further fire over deportation of teenager

    French President François Hollande’s attempt to calm a bitter controversy over illegal immigration has instead triggered a...

  19. October 19, 2013

    François Hollande offers Roma girl return in bid to defuse deportation row

    President François Hollande has stepped into an angry dispute over the deportation of an immigrant teenager that has...

  20. October 18, 2013

    Deportation of Roma teenager divides France’s socialists

    Days after the far-right National Front sent a shudder through France’s political establishment by decisively winning a...

  21. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    Serbia: feeling bold. A bit too bold?

    A landmark deal with Kosovo, a $3bn loan package from a new Emirati ally, a high-profile anti-corruption drive: Serbia has...

  22. October 6, 2013

    EU makes headway on healing Kosovo independence rift

    EU governments are making progress on healing their split over recognition of Kosovo’s independence, a step that would...

  23. September 19, 2013

    EU police officer shot dead in Kosovo

    Gunmen on Thursday fatally shot a 35-year-old customs officer serving in the EU’s mission to Kosovo, in a flare-up of...

  24. Westminster Blog

    September 16, 2013

    How much has Britain spent on military interventions in two decades?

    Britain has spent more than £33bn on military campaigns overseas over the last 20 years according to the government’s own...

  25. The A-List

    September 11, 2013

    Syria exposes the decline of American diplomacy

    Barack Obama is both right and wrong. He is right in saying that “the credible threat of US military action” pushed Syria...

  26. The A-List

    September 11, 2013

    Syria exposes the decline of American diplomacy

    Barack Obama is both right and wrong. He is right in saying that “the credible threat of US military action” pushed Syria to...

  27. August 30, 2013

    Isolationism is beneath Britain

    Any military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria will, it seems, take place without Britain. This newspaper...

  28. August 30, 2013

    A stunning vote against military action in Syria

    On Thursday night, a British government lost a vote on military action for the first time in at least 100 years. The House...

  29. August 29, 2013

    The legal case for military action against Syria is flimsy and bold

    In foreign policy, legality is often an afterthought. It is no different in the case of Syria. International law – a mix of...

  30. August 28, 2013

    Syria and Kosovo, the 'non-precedent precedent' [updated]

    “Illegal, yet legitimate”, was the verdict of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo on Nato’s military...

  31. August 27, 2013

    Syria crisis: Can military action be legally justified?

    Will military action by the US, Britain and France against Syria be justified in terms of international law? As the three...

  32. July 1, 2013

    Let Croatia lead the Balkans into the EU

    James Joyce wrote that “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake”. Twenty years ago, Croatians lived that...

  33. June 16, 2013

    Drones: Delay over ground rules hampers civilian progress

    One of the UK army’s earliest modern drones was so notorious for not returning from its missions in Kosovo in the early...

  34. June 16, 2013

    Technology: Development of autonomous UAVs raises ethical questions

    In a remote patch of Australia’s most secretive military airspace, BAE will later this year test Taranis – the world’s first...

  35. May 10, 2013

    Digital destruction

    Cyber War Will Not Take Place, by Thomas Rid, Hurst, RRP£14.99, 256 pages In the early 20th century, the Italian general...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    EBRD: Ottoman times

    Smiles all round on the faces of those officials of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who successfully...

  37. May 8, 2013

    European Union seeks road to redemption

    Three years after Greece’s financial emergency rattled the foundations of Europe’s monetary union, political and economic...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2013

    Kosovo's PTK: investment magnet?

    Kosovo’s government has hailed the sale of the territory’s most profitable enterprise as a breakthrough for investment. And...

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