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    1. July 15, 2015

      Warring political parties agree deal on new Macedonia government

      Macedonia’s political leaders have reached agreement on an interim government and an independent investigation into...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Imperial ambitions have pushed Europe to its limits

      A few years ago, I heard an after-dinner speech from a European statesman, a person who has played a leading role not...

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      Turkey is steeling itself for elections in June that could determine its course for ye...
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    1. The World

      July 3, 2015

      If EU shuns Albania radical Islam beckons

      His hair is receding, his beard is splashed with grey, and he speaks English with the grammatical precision of an...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Europe’s dream is dying in Greece

      The shuttered banks of Greece represent a profound failure for the EU. The current crisis is not just a reflection of...

    3. May 22, 2015

      EU offers stronger ties to eastern nations — but cautiously

      The EU renewed its vows to strengthen ties with six former Soviet republics on Friday, but did it with circumspection...

    4. May 21, 2015

      Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatseniuk urges EU leaders not to fear Russia

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has urged European leaders not to be “scared” of Russia or of enlarging the...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    6. May 13, 2015

      Balkan turmoil raises Europe’s second Eastern Question

      Like the great powers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the EU faces an Eastern Question. Political and ethnic...

    7. May 11, 2015

      Macedonia violence ignites fears of renewed ethnic conflict

      Macedonia clashes Violence in Macedonia at the weekend has stoked fears of fresh turmoil in a country that is seeking...

    8. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Ankara is no longer seen as a safe pair of hands’

      Four years ago, Turkey was regarded as a linchpin of stability in the Middle East. It was a stalwart in the Nato...

    9. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    10. November 27, 2014

      Commitment to freedom, the EU and western values are behind Poles’ success

      I cannot help but be surprised when one of my European colleagues asks me how Poland’s revival in the past 25 years has...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. January 20, 2014

      Kiev seeks ‘compromise’ with protesters

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

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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