European Union

merkel eu presidency

Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

July 3, 2020 11:48 am

Member states interpret the union differently

bond

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

japan

Why doesn’t Japan take child abduction seriously?

June 22, 2020 9:56 am

Accusations of institutionalized racism abound

macron

Is Macron Boris’s best friend now?

June 18, 2020 12:25 pm

The French president discovered an unaccustomed brevity and praised the British without restraint

brexit deal

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

June 18, 2020 12:39 am

The British side is, privately, far more optimistic than it has been at any previous point in the negotiation

brexit

Germany is picking up the tab for Brexit

June 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Cheers, Angela...

macron

Macron is facing an economic disaster

June 10, 2020 2:07 pm

Recriminations against France’s lockdown regime are currently underway

brexit drama

Inside the final act of the Brexit drama

June 3, 2020 9:31 am

In truth, the two sides are too far apart for a deal to be feasible

brexit

A no-deal Brexit is now all but inevitable

May 30, 2020 12:28 pm

In reality, each Brexit negotiator is merely going through the motions

merkel germany

Can Germany spend its way out of the corona crisis?

May 29, 2020 11:44 am

Merkel’s generosity on behalf of the German taxpayer is reaping its rewards

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Britain should demand a level playing field from the EU

May 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Lufthansa will now be able to undercut British airlines on fares

vox spexit

Coronavirus, Spexit and the remarkable rise of Vox

May 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Vox’s defense of conservative values appeals to the many in a traditionally Catholic country who resent political correctness

brexit deal

Boris is convinced he’ll still get a Brexit deal

May 22, 2020 1:50 pm

His optimism is based on both sides being pragmatic in the end

eu virus

Can the EU survive this virus?

May 21, 2020 9:06 pm

If Merkel fails, then it’s far from clear that anyone else has a Plan B

brexit

Brexit is back — and COVID has transformed negotiations

May 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Coronavirus has dwarfed any changes Brexit might bring. We are over that cliff edge already

eu covid fund

How Macron gamed the EU COVID fund

May 21, 2020 4:01 pm

The ‘transfer union’, it turns out, will largely be a transfer to France

france

France’s bid to tame the German giant

May 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Fear is rising of an asymmetric European economic exit from the pandemic

mark rutte eu bail no

Bail out the Italians and Spanish? ‘No, no, no’

April 30, 2020 11:30 am

So much for EU solidarity

italy

Why Germany is reluctant to bail out Italy

April 27, 2020 8:28 am

Coronavirus is breathing new life into old European divisions

brexit extension

There is nothing to lose from a Brexit extension

April 23, 2020 10:44 am

The British government can afford to extend the transition process at no significant political cost whatsoever

brexit britain

Could the COVID crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

April 22, 2020 11:43 pm

The way we buy and sell things will change

macron

Macron talks grandly about Europe — and then cuts a deal with Germany

April 18, 2020 11:36 am

Over the last four years there has not been a single significant reform of the EU

ursula von der leyen

Ursula von der Leyen and the EU owe Italy more than an apology

April 17, 2020 11:29 am

Her words hardly match up to the scale of the EU’s failings as this crisis has unfolded

pandemic global

The global politics of a pandemic

April 17, 2020 10:57 am

The new post-corona world is slowly emerging

marshall plan

Ursula von der Leyen’s ‘Marshall Plan’ is doomed

April 15, 2020 12:03 pm

The US has neither the money or the will