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    1. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    2. January 19, 2016

      Only Germany can tame east-west tensions in Europe

      Even on its own, the refugee and migrant crisis is stirring such discord among governments as to threaten EU unity....

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    1. December 18, 2015

      EU border guard proposal wins wide support

      When Hungary’s bombastic prime minister Viktor Orban suggested in September that other countries should protect...

    2. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    3. December 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover parks new factory in Slovakia

      Jaguar Land Rover has reached an agreement to set up shop in Nitra, the Slovakian home of the flying car. The UK-based...

    4. December 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover plans £1bn Slovakian factory

      Jaguar Land Rover has reached an agreement to set up shop in Nitra, the Slovakian home of the flying car. The UK-based...

    5. Brussels Blog

      December 10, 2015

      Does Jonathan Hill hate car hire companies?

      Since he took office a year ago as the EU’s financial services commissioner, Jonathan Hill has become renowned for his...

    6. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    7. November 17, 2015

      How Slovakia overtook Poland in Jaguar Land Rover factory race

      In late July 2015, on a visit to the city of Wroclaw, near Poland’s south-western border, Janusz Piechocinski, then the...

    8. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks spur fresh calls for new EU border controls

      Europe’s already charged debate over the influx of Middle East refugees was given fresh fuel by the attacks on Paris,...

    9. November 3, 2015

      Stefan Löfven rebukes eastern Europe over refugee crisis

      Stefan Löfven, Sweden’s prime minister, rebuked some central and eastern European governments for what he termed a...

    10. September 30, 2015

      Volkswagen emissions scandal exposes EU regulatory failures

      The Volkswagen scandal has exposed failures by the European Commission and several of the EU’s national regulators to...

    11. September 30, 2015

      Slovakia to challenge Brussels in court over migrant quotas

      Slovakia plans to take Brussels to court over a controversial EU plan to share 120,000 asylum seekers, in the latest...

    12. September 27, 2015

      Refugee crisis frays ties between Berlin and east EU

      For years, Germany could rely on the EU’s central European states and they on Germany. But that mutual trust is being...

    13. September 24, 2015

      Europe’s shadow economy costs €454bn in ‘lost’ taxes

      When Greece pushed up consumption taxes this summer in a bid to raise government revenues, struggling restaurant owners...

    14. September 23, 2015

      Eastern EU states fight migrant ‘diktat’

      Hungary’s prime minister accused Germany of “moral imperialism” as anger surged throughout eastern Europe a day after a...

    15. September 18, 2015

      Army on alert as almost 9,000 migrants surge into Croatia

      Croatia put its military on alert after almost 9,000 migrants surged into the country after being shut out of Hungary,...

    16. September 15, 2015

      JLR aims to turbo charge Jaguar’s sales

      Jaguar’s new sport utility vehicle defied gravity this week, setting a world record for the largest loop-the-loop...

    17. September 15, 2015

      Hungary chokes off flow of migrants into EU

      For weeks it was an unofficial gateway to Europe for thousands of migrants, a single rail track running rough the...

    18. September 11, 2015

      Rightwing critics attack Merkel over asylum-seekers in Germany

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country has come under...

    19. September 8, 2015

      Migrant crisis adds to Europe’s anxiety about Islam

      Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef...

    20. August 28, 2015

      Twin tragedies pile pressure on EU politicians in migrant crisis

      Pressure grew on European politicians to tackle a dire migrant crisis on Friday as the number of decomposing bodies...

    21. August 21, 2015

      Poland favours Christian refugees from Syria

      What Adnan Saad remembers from his home in Damascus are bombings in his neighbourhood and constant fear for his...

    22. August 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover to open factory in Slovakia

      Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Slovakia, its first European plant outside the UK, as it seeks to...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      July 22, 2015

      Pack mentality

      Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, rides in the pack during the 17th stage of the Tour...

    24. July 17, 2015

      Germany should remember how it helped cure eastern Europe’s depression

      In 1998, a wily long-distance runner named Mikulas Dzurinda took power in Slovakia, after bravely defeating the...

    25. July 10, 2015

      Amicable split with Greece is not the worst fate for eurozone

      We Europeans have always loved to talk, often for years on end. It allows us to deliberate over difficult dilemmas,...

    26. Brussels Blog

      June 24, 2015

      The long path to a migration summit deal

      Brussels may be obsessed with the prospect of Grexit, and much of the focus of the two-day EU summit that starts on...

    27. June 10, 2015

      Eastern Europe enjoys oil-fuelled recovery

      Sandwiched between a stuttering eurozone and a recession-ridden Russia and Ukraine, and with the troubled Turkey and...

    28. June 3, 2015

      Russia rewrites history of the Prague Spring

      According to an old Soviet joke, which alluded to the Communist party’s habit of rewriting history for ideological...

    29. May 22, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover nears decision on new eastern Europe plant

      Jaguar Land Rover is finalising plans for a new factory in eastern Europe as the British carmaker revs up to challenge...

    30. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

      For years they were Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee. Raiffeisen and Erste, two Austrian banks with big operations in...

    31. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address...

    33. May 4, 2015

      Qoros steers away from Europe as it shifts focus to China

      From Fisker to Coda, the car industry is littered with failed start-ups. Qoros is hoping to avoid the same fate. The...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    35. April 21, 2015

      Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

      Tate & Lyle is to withdraw from European bulk ingredients and take an axe to its sucralose operations in a...

    36. April 8, 2015

      Slovak Telekom set for flotation as Deutsche Telekom talks end

      Slovak Telekom is heading for a public flotation after the government decided to sell its 49 per cent shareholding in...

    37. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit...

    38. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet...

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