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UK is still sending arms to Russia, say MPs

23.07.14 @ 09:12

The UK is still exporting millions of euros worth of arms to Russia, despite fears that Moscow has been arming separatists in Ukraine. A report by MPs, published Tuesday (23 July), said that 251 licences worth around £ ...

UK foreign minister favours leaving EU if no reforms

21.07.14 @ 09:29

Deep reforms on how the EU operates and is governed are needed if the UK is to remain a member of the Union, Britain's new foreign minister has said. Tory minister Philip Hammond, who was appointed to his new role last ...

UK nominates obscure Lord for EU commission

15.07.14 @ 16:11

British PM David Cameron has made Lord Jonathan Hill his surprise nomination to be the UK's next EU commissioner. The nomination of Hill, a relative unknown in domestic politics, is part of the UK leader's most ...

Juncker wants 'fair deal' for Britain

09.07.14 @ 15:26

Future EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has denied being a federalist and said he wants a "fair deal" for Britain on the terms of its EU membership. Speaking to the British Conservative-dominated ECR group in ...

Post EU ElectionsCameron mends ties with Juncker

30.06.14 @ 09:27

British PM David Cameron has reached out to Jean-Claude Juncker, after having failed to prevent his nomination as European Commission chief. Cameron on Sunday (29 June) phoned the former Luxembourg leader to ...

Post EU ElectionsCameron defiant following Juncker defeat

27.06.14 @ 19:31

UK Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that he had no regrets and would "do it all again," despite being soundly defeated in his bid to prevent Jean Claude Juncker becoming the next President of the European ...

Independent Scotland would face £500 million EU bill

26.06.14 @ 18:15

An independent Scotland would pay an extra £500 million a year to stay in the European Union, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has told MEPs. “As part of the UK, the contribution made by Scottish taxpayers to the ...

Post EU ElectionsEU leaders to vote Juncker as commission chief

26.06.14 @ 07:14

EU leaders are likely to put Jean-Claude Juncker at the helm of the next European Commission at this week’s summit despite British opposition. But they are not expected to assign the other top jobs in a traditional ...

Post EU ElectionsCameron to force vote on Juncker nomination

24.06.14 @ 09:29

UK prime minister David Cameron is to force EU leaders to vote on whether to appoint Jean Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission at a summit later this week. "I had a full and frank ...

AnalysisScottish referendum debate defined by political opportunism

23.06.14 @ 09:08

On 18 September this year, just over 4 million Scottish voters will have the chance to vote yes or no to the following: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" A simple question, but it ought to be a profound one, ...

Post EU ElectionsUK to go to the wire in anti-Juncker push

18.06.14 @ 16:40

The UK has indicated that it is prepared to take its fight to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming EU commission president right to its conclusion, possibly provoking an unprecedented vote among EU leaders at next week's ...

Post EU ElectionsMuslim candidate wants to shake up EU parliament

18.06.14 @ 10:30

Sajjad Karim is not your average British Conservative. The 43-year old of Pakistani descent was the first British Muslim to be elected as MEP, in 2004. He started politics at the age of seven handing out leaflets for a ...

Post EU ElectionsFighting Juncker – how not to conduct a battle

16.06.14 @ 17:10

It is a bizarre way to fight a battle, particularly when the stakes are so high. What led David Cameron to pursue this anti-Juncker campaign in such a spectacularly foot-stomping manner? His stirring of the tabloids, ...

Post EU ElectionsThe populist Finns, Cameron's new political bedfellows

16.06.14 @ 09:25

As UK prime minister David Cameron's Conservatives set about reforming the anti-federalist European Conservative and Reformist (ECR) group in the European Parliament, the spotlight has fallen on their new allies. In a ...

Post EU ElectionsTories 'very disappointed' about teaming up with Merkel adversaries

12.06.14 @ 15:13

The Tory-dominated, anti-federalist group in the European Parliament (ECR) on Thursday (12 June) accepted the membership of seven German MEPs from the anti-euro Alternative fuer Deutschland, a move likely to be a ...

EU membership a 'boon' to UK economy

10.06.14 @ 09:29

Membership of the EU has been a "boon" for the British economy, and leaving the EU “would not be an economic liberation,” according to an expert group. The conclusion is part of a 92-page report published on Monday (9 ...

Post EU ElectionsMerkel takes boat trip with Juncker opponents

10.06.14 @ 09:27

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a trip in Sweden listened to British, Swedish and Dutch arguments against appointing Jean-Claude Juncker as the next EU commission chief. Invited by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik ...

Post EU ElectionsJuncker 'will not kneel' before Brits

06.06.14 @ 09:29

EU commission president-hopeful Jean-Claude Juncker has not given up on his bid for the post despite British opposition, but EU leaders are nowhere near an agreement on him. Speaking at a meeting of centre-right MEPs on ...

Post EU ElectionsEU states at odds over Juncker

02.06.14 @ 09:28

Jean-Claude Juncker may have been endorsed by Germany for the European Commission top job, but Italy and France have signalled opposition, while Britain has warned about the consequences of choosing the former ...

Post EU ElectionsTory EP group seeks alliance with new German anti-EU party

29.05.14 @ 09:41

The anti-federalist group in the European parliament dominated by the British Tories, the ECR, is bullish about its future and shape in the forthcoming legislature. Despite the mediocre result for British PM David ...

Post EU ElectionsUkip surge in local elections ahead of EU poll

23.05.14 @ 18:48

Nigel Farage's Ukip made its strongest performance in local elections in its twenty year history, raising expectations that the anti-EU party is poised to win Sunday's European elections. UK voters went to the polls on ...

Post EU ElectionsUK set to continue low turnout trend for EU vote

23.05.14 @ 09:29

With the results of the UK European elections not due until late Sunday, and no exit polls permitted on Thursday (22 May), the day of the vote itself, there will no doubt be a great deal of speculation in the interim. ...

Post EU ElectionsMerkel: Voters elect next commission chief 'in principle'

22.05.14 @ 21:47

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (22 May) made conciliatory gestures towards the European Parliament on the choice of the next commission president after Sunday's EU elections. In an interview with Passauer ...

Post EU ElectionsThousands able to vote twice in EU elections

22.05.14 @ 09:51

The Swedish election board in Solna should have received a complete data file of Swedish citizens voting in Denmark by 28 April the latest. It did not arrive. "We must have access to this data 30 days before the day of ...

Post EU ElectionsEU elections under way in Netherlands and UK

22.05.14 @ 09:30

The 2014 EU elections got under way in The Netherlands and in the UK on Thursday (22 May), with Dutch voters starting at 7.30am local time and British voters at 8am British time. The results will not be available until ...

Post EU ElectionsNew pro-EU party appears on British right

19.05.14 @ 09:28

A new UK political party, the 4 Freedoms party, is hoping to win a seat in the European Parliament with a pro-EU stance. Its name takes its inspiration from the EU's freedoms of movement for people, goods, services and ...

Post EU ElectionsBelgium, Spain, France field most senior MEPs in EU vote

19.05.14 @ 09:28

Is the European Parliament an important institution to which political heavyweights should be sent? Or is it a place for potential talent to learn the metier, away from their member state's capital? Opinions on the ...

Brexit would be 'very costly gamble'

16.05.14 @ 18:43

Increased trade and regulatory costs would cost the UK economy up to 9.5 percent of its output if the UK left the European Union, according to new research by the London School of Economics. The findings are contained ...

AnalysisSurvey spotlights pro-EU Brits, anti-EU Italians

16.05.14 @ 08:55

The good news was that over 50 percent of Europeans had a favourable view of the EU. The bad news that most Europeans still think that the EU is remote, doesn't listen and is inefficient. That, at least, was how most ...

UK is EU's 'special' case, Barroso says

09.05.14 @ 09:30

The UK is Europe's "special" case, and EU leaders should find ways to accommodate its "specificity", Jose Manuel Barroso has said. In a speech at the Humboldt university in Berlin on Thursday (8 May) where he set out ...

Post EU ElectionsUkip and the Tories: in search of palatable EU partners

08.05.14 @ 09:40

Uncertainty hangs over the future of the European parliamentary groupings of both the Conservative Party and the UK Independence Party (Ukip). There are practical reasons for this. In the Conservative Party's case, its ...

EU top court throws out UK challenge to transactions tax

30.04.14 @ 15:21

The European Court of Justice on Wednesday (30 April) rejected a UK legal challenge to plans by eleven countries to set up a financial transactions tax (FTT). The main thrust of London's opposition to the tax relates to ...

AnalysisUkip's popularity undented by accusations of racism

30.04.14 @ 08:50

It certainly feels as if it has been a fortnight of bad news for the UK Independence Party (Ukip). Each day has brought a new set of negative headlines. Last week, for instance, there was the launch of Ukip's "biggest ...

Independent Scotland would be EU 'lynchpin', says Salmond

28.04.14 @ 09:18

An independent Scotland would be "one of the lynchpins of the European Union," Scotland's First Minister will say in a speech on Monday evening (28 April). Alex Salmond, who leads Scotland's nationalist government, will ...

Post EU ElectionsEU elections may strengthen Putin in Europe

23.04.14 @ 09:29

Far-right parties are set to do well in next month’s elections to the European Parliament, a fact that has thrown a spotlight on their links with the Kremlin. A recent study by the Budapest-based Political Capital ...

UK diplomat scoops EU 'brexit' prize

09.04.14 @ 09:29

A UK diplomat whose day job involves promoting British business in Asia's emerging market economies has scooped a €100,000 prize on the country's best economic prospects if it left the EU. Iain Mansfield, a 30-year-old ...

Post EU ElectionsNordic populist parties divided on which EP group to join

02.04.14 @ 09:13

Right-wing populist parties from the Nordic countries are set to take different political paths after the European elections in May. While the Sweden Democrats are looking towards the likely coalition between France’s ...

Post EU ElectionsFarage and Clegg clash in long-awaited EU debate

27.03.14 @ 10:48

On Wednesday evening (26 March), courtesy of LBC radio, the BBC and Sky, the UK public were treated to something UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed his party had "waited a very long time for": a head-to-head debate ...

Germany and UK diverge on Russia sanctions

19.03.14 @ 18:48

EU countries are heading into a summit on Thursday (20 March) nowhere near a consensus over what to do about Russia's annexation of Crimea and on how far economic sanctions should go. At the crux of the debates will be ...

Cameron's EU plan to scrap 'ever closer union' and limit migration

17.03.14 @ 09:20

New mechanisms to limit eastern European migration and prevent benefit tourism are at the centre of a seven point plan laid out by David Cameron to reform Britain's relationship with the EU. Writing in the Daily ...

AnalysisThe fall of Britain's far-right party

13.03.14 @ 09:01

Back in June 2009, the far-right British National Party (BNP) was basking in the dubious glow of what appeared to be a significant electoral achievement. Having amassed 943,598 votes (6.2 percent of votes cast) in the ...

Labour rules out EU referendum without new treaty

12.03.14 @ 10:00

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband is to rule out an in/out referendum on EU membership before 2020 unless a new EU treaty proposal bids to transfer more power to Brussels. The promise will be part of a speech on Wednesday ( ...

Post EU ElectionsUK transparency law could hinder EU campaign groups

28.02.14 @ 09:26

On the eve of the 2010 UK General Election, Conservative Party leader David Cameron spoke of "the next big scandal waiting to happen", an issue that "goes to the heart of why people are so fed up with politics", a ...

Merkel: EU needs Britain in order to reform

27.02.14 @ 15:47

Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first German leader to address the British Parliament in almost 30 years, made a strong case for why the EU "needs" the UK on Thursday (27 February). Both the Conservative Prime Minister, ...

Germans and Brits back EU vetoes for national parliaments

27.02.14 @ 09:18

Most British and German voters believe that national parliaments should be able to block new EU laws, according to a survey published on Wednesday (26 February). Seventy three percent of Britons and 58 percent of ...

Merkel the UK's 'most important partner' on EU reform

24.02.14 @ 09:29

German chancellor Angela Merkel is the UK's "most important partner" in reforming the EU, the UK foreign minister has said.   Speaking on BBC television on Sunday (23 February), William Hague commented that the German ...

Post EU ElectionsBritain's most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May

18.02.14 @ 09:19

Ahead of May's European Parliament election, with issues such as the economy and immigration to the fore, none of Britain's three main parties are stealing a march on their rivals. The co-governing, right-of-centre ...

Reding predicts eurozone to become a federal state

18.02.14 @ 09:15

European Commission vice-president Viviane Reding has predicted that the eurozone will become a federal state, while urging the UK not to leave the Union. The Luxembourg politician in Cambridge University on Monday (17 ...

Joining EU 'difficult if not impossible' for Scotland, Barroso warns

17.02.14 @ 09:29

The prospect of an independent Scotland being allowed to join the EU would be "difficult, if not impossible," European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on Sunday (16 February). During an interview on the ...

New UK reports back EU powers, enrage eurosceptics

13.02.14 @ 18:23

EU policies ranging from the single market and trade, to culture and transport, are good for the UK, according to a series of government reports on the balance of power between London and Brussels. The findings are ...