European Union


The EU’s muddled approach to encryption

November 19, 2020 6:46 pm

Encryption uses calculations which are easy to perform one-way round but almost impossible to reverse


The EU’s east-west divide spells trouble for Brussels

November 18, 2020 4:18 pm

The countries of central and eastern Europe cannot accept a federalizing and ‘progressive’ EU

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Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

November 15, 2020 11:47 am

His relationship with an aggressive, protectionist, anti-American EU will sour very quickly


The US is coming out of COVID no worse than any European country

October 19, 2020 3:07 pm

No one is telling Americans to ‘look at the EU’ anymore

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Only a ‘good’ Brexit can stop Scottish independence

October 15, 2020 12:05 pm

The nationalists oppose Brexit, while proclaiming that it will bring about the independence they dream of


COVID has killed the EU’s crowning achievement

October 14, 2020 9:41 am

In a crisis, it turns out that borders are the easiest dividing line to enforce

The EU is adrift and in search of an anchor

September 30, 2020 10:15 am

The block is starting to recognize its weaknesses


A Brexit breakthrough could be on the cards

September 25, 2020 5:38 pm

The British side now view the remaining problems as being more about process than substance

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What’s the real reason for Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

September 20, 2020 8:13 am

All of this is what Biden, a fifth-generation Irish American, would call ‘malarkey’

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How the EU is breaking its own Lisbon Treaty

September 17, 2020 9:21 am

Since March, all six sittings of the European Parliament have been transferred from Strasbourg to Brussels


Joe Biden weighs in on the Brexit stand-off

September 16, 2020 11:28 pm

The Democratic nominee tweeted that the Good Friday Agreement can’t ‘become a casualty of Brexit’


Boris will regret a no-deal Brexit

September 12, 2020 7:42 am

The 2019 general election was not won through a Brexit culture war, but because enough voters did not want to hear about it anymore


Macron’s Brexit swansong is about to unfold

September 9, 2020 9:55 am

The French president is ruthless when it comes to achieving his political aims

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The EU’s state aid hypocrisy

September 9, 2020 9:42 am

When you think about it, the EU is all about ‘pick and choose’


Putin prepares to send in the troops

August 28, 2020 8:29 am

Putin has no affection for Lukashenko, a man who for years played Russia against the EU


Lukashenko has learned to ignore the EU’s empty threats

August 21, 2020 9:10 am

Imposing economic sanctions has been mooted but the history of sanctions is pretty damning


The tragedy of Bulgaria, the EU’s failed member state

August 20, 2020 8:31 am

The Balkan nation has the dubious distinction of having the highest level of corruption in the EU


The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

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Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

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Good memoir-writing should be self-critical

July 23, 2020 8:49 am

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum reviewed

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Europe’s coronavirus rescue fund is dead on arrival

July 21, 2020 1:03 pm

The money has been squeezed out of the frugal four countries after a bitter argument


Macron’s Faustian pact with the EU

July 17, 2020 12:00 pm

Macron is taking the role of hyper-president to its limits. Castex’s statement then is no more than his master’s voice


Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

July 13, 2020 9:05 am

A weaker EU is not necessarily more accommodating: perhaps the contrary

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Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

July 3, 2020 11:48 am

Member states interpret the union differently


The EU’s new bond isn’t as solid as it seems

June 24, 2020 10:57 am

You are relying on Greece, Portugal and Italy to come up with the cash