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The View from 22 — Britain vs. Germany, kicking the Lib Dems and the BBC 28

15 November 2012 9:19

Are Britain and Germany heading for an almightily clash over the future of the EU? In this week’s Spectator, Christopher…

David Cameron and Angela Merkel discussing the EU budget on Wednesday. Picture: Getty

‘Cameron will not turn back’: EU budget summit under threat

9 November 2012 17:34

Will David Cameron be denied his veto moment after all? Brussels sources appear to think the European Union budget summit…

Angela Merkel told the European Parliament today that she could not imagine 'that the UK would not be part of Europe'. Picture: Getty

Angela Merkel: I can’t imagine UK quitting the EU

7 November 2012 19:17

David Cameron and Angela Merkel are eating dinner together tonight, over which they will discuss the forthcoming European Budget summit.…

Angela Merkel knows she needs to display some impatience with David Cameron's demands on the EU Budget. Picture: Getty

The Brussels budget imbroglio

26 October 2012 16:35

The EU budget negotiation, now a month away, promises to be David Cameron’s next big European test. The Prime Minister…

Angela Merkel is currently threatening to cancel the European budget summit if David Cameron threatens to veto every deal on the table. Picture: Carla Millar

Dave vs Angela, round 2

22 October 2012 12:06

David Cameron appears to be looking for a suite of examples for his party that he’s still fighting their corner.…

Angela Merkel and David Cameron had a phone conversation last night about banking union. Picture: Getty

Angela Merkel’s nerves about Britain’s future in the EU

16 October 2012 8:56

The Prime Minister and Angela Merkel spoke last night on the phone to discuss the European Council meeting later this…

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The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize

12 October 2012 11:20

Today is not April the first; but the European Union has indeed won the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a…

Eurofighter Typhoon Launched To Replace Tornado F3s

Whitehall’s mistake over BAE and EADS

11 October 2012 17:48

There have been some sharp responses to the demise of the proposed BAE EADS merger. My personal favourite is John Redwood’s…

The Eurozone Crisis Deepens As Greece Attempts To Avoid Bankruptcy

Whatever it takes to save the euro

30 July 2012 8:50

In case you were in any doubt about how committed eurozone leaders are to the survival of the single currency,…

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Joining Harriet Harman’s feminist club

22 July 2012 16:13

If feminism is ‘a creed of women’s solidarity’, do you pick and choose about which women you’re in solidarity with?…

Frankfurt City Feature

Europe’s illusory deal

29 June 2012 19:45

After Merkel’s decision to allow Eurozone funds to be used to bail out Spanish and Italian banks, the press tomorrow…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives

Angela’s anguish on ESM vote

29 June 2012 14:15

This all feels rather miserably familiar. Eurozone leaders come to a dawn agreement about resolving the crisis. Markets react positively.…

Italy, France, Germany and Spain Summit In Rome

Italy and Spain put Merkel in the corner

29 June 2012 9:00

It took them 13 hours, but eurozone leaders have finally agreed to use bailout funds to recapitalise banks directly. The…

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Ber

Of technocrats and democrats

27 June 2012 9:15

A former European leader was a guest at a private dinner in London recently. It was a polite and reverential…

Debt Wracked Greece Goes To The Polls For Critical General Election

A turning point in Greece? Think again

18 June 2012 19:45

Things in Greece could have been worse after yesterday’s election, but that fact can’t be hailed as a ‘turning point’.…

Merkel And Hollande Meet Hours After Hollande's Inauguration

The morning after the night before

18 June 2012 9:00

This morning’s front pages are devoted to Greece, and the consensus is that the result of yesterday’s election amounts to…

British Prime Minister David Cameron lea

Cameron defies increasingly isolated Merkel

8 June 2012 9:00

‘No’ used to be the French prerogative in matters of European integration. Charles de Gaulle made a late career out…


Merkel heads to the G8

18 May 2012 19:10

I doubt that Angela Merkel is looking forward to the G8 summit very much. It will mostly consist of the…


Cameron vents his euro frustration

17 May 2012 12:36

David Cameron’s speech today is a sign of his frustration with the eurozone. Numbers 10 and 11 are increasingly irritated…


The staring contest over Greece

15 May 2012 17:50

Now that negotiations have broken down in Athens, and there will be another election, we face the prospect of an…


Greece is still the word

15 May 2012 9:20

Remember when Europe’s leaders were basically saying, ‘Don’t worry, it’s all sorted’? Remember when they were putting out communiqués that…


Can Merkel and Hollande meet in the middle?

7 May 2012 17:03

This afternoon, it’s even clearer that the French and Greek elections are a significant moment in the life of the…


Will Germany let Greece stay in the euro?

13 February 2012 12:35

The German government is split on the biggest policy question of the day, according to the FT’s German edition. As…


Greece is still the word ahead of today’s eurosummit

30 January 2012 9:14

How about this for a claim by Nicolas Sarkozy, made in a TV appearance yesterday? ‘Europe is no longer at…

Dave in Davos

26 January 2012 14:50

Reading Cameron’s speech to the suits in Davos, one thing stands out: he’s in no mood to stop ‘lecturing’ the…