European Union

europe

The coronavirus crunch leaves Europe facing terrible choices

April 7, 2020 6:06 pm

Leaving Italy to fend for herself could cause widespread Italian defaults, triggering defaults by those who have lent to the Italian government and banks

frexit

Could coronavirus lead to Frexit?

April 5, 2020 11:11 am

The Frexit debate, like a sea serpent, surfaces and submerges

spain italy eu

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

April 1, 2020 9:41 am

‘If what you’re waiting for is coronabonds, they’re never going to arrive’

parisians

Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

eu travel ban

Can the EU really complain about Trump’s ‘unscientific’ travel ban?

March 12, 2020 11:46 am

Why should EU leaders be so upset and surprised when others decide to act by the precautionary principle?

paris

Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

brexit nanny

Britain must fight the EU’s nanny state urges

March 3, 2020 12:05 pm

Brexit means the world of regulation is about to face drastic changes

barnier

Frost vs Barnier: who will triumph in the Brexit trade talks?

February 28, 2020 12:57 pm

For the moment they are on opposing pathway

varadkar

Leo Varadkar has been hung out to dry by the EU

February 21, 2020 1:04 pm

During the Brexit talks, he was drafted in to do the EU’s dirty work for it

macron

Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

european

The death of the center in European politics

February 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

boris

Boris wants a 2024 election — and wants to start his building boom now

February 13, 2020 3:53 pm

The Tories must make some progress if they want to win re-election

macron

What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world

talks

How the deadlock can be broken in Britain’s trade talks with the EU

February 3, 2020 12:46 pm

The EU view is that any tariff free, quota free trade deal must include ‘robust commitments to ensure a level playing field’

australia-style

Why ‘Australia-style deal’ is the new Brexit buzzword in the UK government

February 2, 2020 12:26 pm

What type of free trade deal does the EU have with Australia? Well, there currently isn’t one

post-brexit

How will post-Brexit Britain find its way in the world?

January 31, 2020 8:39 am

Those who believe Britain can only trade effectively with the nearest markets know little history

Europeanness

Will ‘performative Europeanness’ end on Brexit day?

January 30, 2020 10:36 am

Prior to the 2016 referendum, it’s hard to recall seeing many EU flags in the UK, much less draped around the shoulders of passers-by in the street

tories

What will the Tories fight about now?

January 30, 2020 9:21 am

While the issue of Europe no longer splits the party, it could be superseded by an even older Tory fault-line: free trade

brexit

How it all went right: the great Brexit wound has almost healed

January 30, 2020 12:06 am

It didn’t take a generation – it took about two weeks

withdrawal

Boris Johnson passes EU withdrawal agreement bill with huge majority

December 20, 2019 10:45 am

Britain is set to leave the EU on January 31

british empire

The EU is the true successor of the British Empire

November 16, 2019 10:02 am

January 31 should finally bring to a close Britain’s involvement in colonial delusion

germany berlin

Berlin on the brink

November 11, 2019 11:57 am

Germany’s economic ills could have far-reaching effects

nigel farage

Dear Nigel Farage: don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

November 7, 2019 11:13 am

At this point, to hold out for a ‘clean’ exit that’s never going to happen is to embrace defeat

brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has changed everything

October 24, 2019 9:49 am

Now all the Tories need is an election

boris

Boris Johnson’s Halloween deadline drifts further away

October 22, 2019 6:06 pm

British Members of Parliament voted against the government’s program motion to push the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the House of Commons at breakneck speed – at 308 to 322