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    1. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    2. August 24, 2014

      The euro is a scapegoat for the blunders of politicians

      With the Brussels rentrée, the eurocrats and their political masters around Europe’s national capitals return to the task of...

    Special Reports

    1. The Connected Europe

      While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
    2. Republic of Macedonia 2013

      EU membership eludes Macedonia but in spite of ethnic stresses it has raced up the Wor...
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    1. July 8, 2014

      EU migrants add £22bn to UK finances

      Migrants from the EU have made a £22bn net contribution to UK public finances and have not hurt the job prospects of British...

    2. June 26, 2014

      Cameron has overplayed his hand in campaign against Juncker

      In the early 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher was battling for her “money back” from Brussels, there was a joke doing the...

    3. June 4, 2014

      EU poised to accept Albania as membership candidate

      The EU is poised to accept Albania as a candidate for membership, in a move that is likely to antagonise anti-EU populist...

    4. May 19, 2014

      Europe has lost the ability to shape its neighbours

      In America, they have Super Tuesday. Europe is about to have a Super Sunday, with elections for the European Parliament...

    5. May 6, 2014

      Turkey’s image and influence abroad have been tarnished

      The story of Turkey in the decade after Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2002 was not just of serial electoral triumph...

    6. March 12, 2014

      Europe wants to make its marriage to Britain work

      I love the UK! Not only because I am married to a Brit, nor because my children are dual nationals of the UK and Finland,...

    7. February 27, 2014

      Thousands demand EU referendum in Iceland

      More than 15 per cent of voters in Iceland are demanding a referendum on whether the country should continue membership...

    8. February 16, 2014

      Ukraine protesters make deal to end Kiev city hall occupation

      Ukraine’s anti-government protesters on Sunday ended a more than two-month occupation of Kiev’s city hall in response to an...

    9. February 16, 2014

      EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic

      Scotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be...

    10. January 29, 2014

      Angela Merkel warns on EU benefit migration

      Germany will be vigilant against the abuse of freedom of movement in the EU, German chancellor Angela Merkel said on...

    11. January 21, 2014

      Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to Brussels

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, took controversial plans to establish firmer political control of the...

    12. January 20, 2014

      Kiev seeks ‘compromise’ with protesters

      Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich called late on Monday for “dialogue” and “compromise” with anti-government protesters...

    13. January 14, 2014

      Debt crises and coups blunt EU’s foreign policy tools

      In foreign policy as in fiscal matters and business regulation, the EU likes rules, formats, labels and summits. But two of...

    14. January 13, 2014

      A Bullingdon bust-up that masks a real welfare problem

      In theory, David Cameron and Radoslaw Sikorski should get on marvellously. Both the British prime minister and the Polish...

    15. January 11, 2014

      Ukraine opposition leader injured in protests

      A former interior minister was among dozens of demonstrators and riot police injured during clashes outside a courthouse in...

    16. December 30, 2013

      Lithuania shows rare enthusiasm for eurozone membership

      Even amid the relentlessly dire forecasts of eurozone break-up during the past three years, EU officials have pointed to the...

    17. 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...

    18. December 16, 2013

      Self-help required for central and eastern Europe

      In the early 1990s Václav Havel, the late playwright and dissident turned Czech president, referred to the collapse of...

    19. December 12, 2013

      Ukraine business keen to go west

      The stand-off between pro-European demonstrators and Ukraine’s government is seen as part of a geopolitical struggle between...

    20. December 11, 2013

      Tough tactics back Yanukovich and ‘Family’ into a corner

      On Tuesday, Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s embattled president, went on national television to beg for calm and ask thousands...

    21. December 9, 2013

      Oligarchs hold key to Yanukovich’s grip on power

      With thousands of citizens thronging Kiev’s streets, pitched against riot police and calling for the resignation of...

    22. December 5, 2013

      Gazprom dismisses price cut for Ukraine as ‘naive and primitive’

      Gazprom, the Russian energy group, has denied that Russia would cut the price it charges Ukraine for its gas if Kiev joined...

    23. December 2, 2013

      How Putin miscalculated in the struggle for Ukraine

      No event has done more to spook the Kremlin, over the last decade, than the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004. Now...

    24. November 29, 2013

      Ukraine protests hampered by fragmenting of political opposition

      As pro-European protesters streamed for the ninth day into the same central Kiev square that was the focal point of...

    25. November 29, 2013

      Ukraine refuses to sign up to Europe deal

      EU leaders failed on Friday in last-ditch attempts to persuade Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s president, to sign a...

    26. November 28, 2013

      EU leaders scramble to salvage Ukraine deal in Vilnius

      The EU was scrambling on Thursday night to rescue a deal to integrate Ukraine more closely with the west, as demonstrators...

    27. November 27, 2013

      Cameron heads east to seek backing for migration stance

      David Cameron will travel to eastern Europe on Thursday to urge EU leaders to put an end to the era of “vast migrations”...

    28. November 27, 2013

      Europe’s workers should stay free

      More than perhaps any other political question in the postwar era, immigration has presented the UK’s governing elites with...

    29. November 26, 2013

      Putin leans on Kiev as protests persist

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered a stark reminder to Ukraine of its economic dependence on Moscow as Kiev...

    30. November 26, 2013

      Free movement within Europe needs to be less free

      On January 1, the people of Romania and Bulgaria will have the same right to work in the UK as other EU citizens. I know...

    31. November 22, 2013

      Ukraine has postponed an opportunity to prosper

      At a meeting in Kiev a couple of weeks ago Mykola Azarov, Ukraine’s prime minister, told Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s foreign...

    32. November 19, 2013

      Brussels paves way for Ukraine gas deal with Slovakia

      The EU has unblocked a long-stalled gas deal to help Ukraine cut its dependence on Russia as Brussels mounts a last-ditch...

    33. November 18, 2013

      Viktor Yanukovich: Ukraine enigma at centre of EU-Russia contest

      As Ukraine confronts what has been cast as a “civilisational” choice between closer ties with the EU or Russia, the biggest...

    34. November 7, 2013

      Historic EU deal would push Ukraine into needed reforms

      In November, Ukraine is poised to sign historic association and free trade agreements with the EU, in a move that could mean...

    35. 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...

    36. October 28, 2013

      Door marked ‘Brussels’ is Serbia’s only path to prosperity

      On taking office as president of Serbia in May 2012, Tomislav Nikolic sketched a verbal picture to parliament of his nation...

    37. October 22, 2013

      EU to resume membership talks with Turkey

      The EU has given the green light to resuming membership talks with Turkey after a hiatus of more than three years and delays...

    38. October 16, 2013

      EU urges broadening Turkey talks to encompass basic rights

      EU negotiations with Turkey should be expanded so that they encompass basic rights, in the light of Ankara’s failure to...

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