European Union

lisbon treaty

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

brexit

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’

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

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

state aid

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

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

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

bulgaria

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

dutch

The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

covid lagarde theories girl power

Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

anne applebaum

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

rescue fund

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

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

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

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

lufthansa eu

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