EU

Is war brewing between Serbia and Kosovo?

3 August 2022 2:16 am

Serbia and Kosovo are close to conflict. Of all things, a dispute over car number plates is threatening the fragile…

How Justin Trudeau caved to Putin

13 July 2022 12:33 am

When Russia invaded Ukraine, the West was certain that its sanctions were worth the pain. But there always was a…

The EU never understood Northern Ireland

14 June 2022 4:15 pm

At the heart of the crisis over the Protocol is its failure to deliver on its own stated aims. To…

Changing the Northern Ireland Protocol won't break the law

13 June 2022 11:15 pm

The UK is about to publish a bill that will override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. We are doing…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is a problem Boris created

13 June 2022 9:20 pm

If Boris Johnson was elected on a single slogan, it was ‘Get Brexit done’. He then claimed it was done…

The next Brexit battle is here

13 June 2022 6:45 pm

The government will today reveal its plans to unilaterally rewrite parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Depending on who you…

The EU’s oil ban is a damp squib

31 May 2022 9:19 pm

When Putin’s tanks rolled into Ukraine on 24 February there was a conceit that this might be the first war…

How Russia wins

30 May 2022 8:30 pm

It is still too early to predict the outcome of the war in Ukraine. Russia has certainly solidified its position…

Imperial measures are culture war bait

30 May 2022 6:40 pm

The idea of reintroducing imperial measures in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee has one quality that will have commended it to No. 10’s…

The EU is hopelessly muddled on Ukraine

17 May 2022 7:25 pm

A couple of weeks ago Ursula von der Leyen portentously announced a further package of EU sanctions against Russia –…

Miss Brexit? Another bust-up is looming

29 April 2022 1:52 am

In the past few months, relations between the UK and the EU have been the best they have been since…

The EU is trying to bring Hungary to heel

28 April 2022 9:35 pm

If there was a word in Euro-speak for ‘Move on, nothing to see here,’ the EU would undoubtedly have used…

Why Brussels fears Elon Musk

27 April 2022 8:55 pm

Thierry Breton, the European Commission for the internal market, lost no time in rattling his sabre at Twitter as soon…

How Russia is splitting the EU

27 April 2022 7:45 pm

Russia is turning off the gas to Poland; the country’s state-owned gas supplier has refused to pay Gazprom in roubles.…

Viktor Orbán is no friend of the West

6 April 2022 2:20 am

Viktor Orbán‘s victory speech in Budapest on Sunday night took a curious turn. Speaking after a fourth landslide win, he…

Is Germany already backsliding on Russia?

22 March 2022 10:40 pm

Just three weeks after Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany would directly arm Ukraine, Europe’s economic powerhouse is running out…

Why is the EU attacking Poland and Hungary in a crisis?

11 March 2022 11:30 pm

With Russian bombs harassing Kiev and Kharkiv, the two unsung heroes of Europe have been Poland and Hungary. With very…

Hungary’s ‘patriotic fight’ with the EU: an interview with justice minister Judit Varga

6 March 2022 8:00 pm

Budapest is racked with tension. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends a stream of refugees to Hungary’s eastern border, Viktor…

The crisis in Ukraine is strengthening the EU

3 March 2022 12:30 am

The EU has a knack for turning a crisis into an opportunity. The Eurozone crisis led to the centralisation of…

The Putin apologists of the European parliament

2 March 2022 8:19 pm

Never underestimate Vladimir Putin, and certainly never underestimate his advisers. Well before the first Russian rockets exploded in metropolitan Kiev,…

Viktor Orbán has played a perfect game with Putin

1 March 2022 2:10 am

On 3 April Hungarians will have their ninth set of free parliamentary elections since the collapse of the communist dictatorship…

A new Europe is emerging from this crisis

27 February 2022 7:43 am

With every hour that Kiev holds out, the geopolitics of Europe changes more. Germany, which so values its prohibition on…

Europe is painfully reliant on Putin

24 February 2022 10:05 pm

Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine in the early hours of this morning, starting with a massive air attack from…

Are the lights about to go out across Europe?

23 February 2022 3:40 am

Today’s snap decision by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to halt Nord Stream 2 — the new pipeline intended to export…

How the Ukraine crisis ends

22 February 2022 1:15 am

Vladimir Putin does not think in the way the West does. Of course sanctions will hurt. But so what? He…