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EU, China move to patch up relations
Two sides seek to move out of the shadow cast by Chinese decision to abort summit.  
Friday, 30 January 2009
Iceland not on 'fast track' to membership
Brussels dismisses notion of fast-track accession for Iceland, but membership application would find receptive audience. 
Friday, 30 January 2009
Barroso remains right's favoured Commission president
Martens hints that UK Conservative Party could stay in the European Parliament's centre-right group. 
Friday, 30 January 2009
Commissioners prepare to stay beyond mandate
Uncertainty over the fate of the Lisbon treaty could keep current Commission in place until the end of the year.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Economic sentiment hits new low
Morale continued to fall across the EU in January, with one major exception: Spain.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
 
Other recent news
Investment and the creation of an EU body to top talks
Debate about telecoms regulation enters a new phase.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Proposals ‘within weeks' to curb credit instruments
Legislation could be introduced very soon; financial supervision needed at a EU level.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
EU and China in joint effort to fight fake goods
After aborting December's summit, China arrives with an agenda that ranges from trade to the environment and education.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Commission to provide €32m in humanitarian aid to Gaza
Only a fraction of the EU's post-conflict aid is currently reaching the Gaza Strip.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Commissioners head to Moscow in bid to renew EU-Russia relations
EU and Russia start review of their relationship following the gas crisis.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
France appeals removal of the PMOI from terrorist blacklist
France says group still merits terrorist status; PMOI won three cases in the European courts.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Commission proposes carbon market for major polluters
Market would be created in 2015, with major developing countries joining in 2020.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Borg wants better protection of the EU's endangered sharks
Tighter enforcement and fuller reporting feature in plans to protect the one-third of sharks thought to be under threat.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Commission presents list of priority projects
€3.5bn earmarked for energy projects; €1bn to fund broadband access in rural areas.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
MEPs back illegal workers legislation
MEPs ready to punish firms for hiring illegal immigrants; concerns voiced about the impact on migrants.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
 
Interviews
Czech Environment Minister Martin Bursík. REUTERS
The Czechs' green agenda
The Czech environment minister tells European Voice about the presidency's priorities – and the value it places on freedom of expression. 
Friday, 23 January 2009
EU's timeline in Bosnia slipping
US official warns that lack of progress by Bosnia threatens to delay the international community's handover of its supervisory role to the EU.  
Thursday, 22 January 2009
 
Books
DARFUR Millions of people have been driven from their homes and hundreds of thousands killed. REUTERS
Retracing murderous policies in Darfur
This well-written book about Darfur could have been even better if it had prescribed remedies to end the violence. 
Thursday, 22 January 2009
 
 
 
 
  
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CHINA Wen Jiabao in Brussels
GHOST AT THE FEAST? China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is currently in Brussels as part of a tour of European capitals. One capital – Paris – is conspicuously absent from the itinerary. France's criticism of China's handling of unrest in Tibet last year prompted Beijing to cancel an EU-China summit in December. REUTERS
The sore test that may await the euro
The euro-area has built a firewall but lacks a fire brigade, as Greece's economic problems may be about to show.
By Jean Pisani-Ferry
Monday, 26 January 2009
Making gas less flammable
To secure its supplies, the EU needs to ensure that the gas trade is put on a firmer economic footing.
By Danila Bochkarev
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
EU must offer gesture of support
Ukraine should be recognised as a potential candidate for EU membership.
By Dick Leonard
Thursday, 29 January 2009
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A case study of migration, in and out of Poland
Poles are returning home to work, but, unless Poland overhauls its economy, they may not linger.
By Eva Blaszczynski
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Strategic planning is needed to prevent further crises in Ukraine
Ukraine's gas deal with Russia is unsustainable. Here are three steps the EU should take to avert the looming disaster.
By John Lough
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Blind in Gaza and Jerusalem
‘Wise men' see the outlines of a peace deal, but the conflict in Gaza underscore doubts that peace is possible on those terms.
By Chris Patten
Monday, 26 January 2009
 
EU must step up climate-change diplomacy
We need a political mobilisation – and that involves changing timelines, renewed political engagement and a focus on goals rather than obstacles.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Sarko's legacy is a muddled Mediterranean Union
Nicolas Sarkozy's ‘visionary' EU presidency created a wolf clothed in a ‘great dream'.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Is economic turmoil ushering in a new era of insecurity?
A film about a failed coup in Estonia in the 1920s has lessons for today's leaders as they similar economic hardships.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
 
Will the EU say ‘yes, we can', too?
Afghanistan to test transatlantic relations; Barack Obama wants new approach to security.
By Simon Taylor
Thursday, 29 January 2009
 
Special report
 
People
Martin Ríman, as seen by Marco Villard.
Changing man
The tale of Václav Klaus's prodigal son.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Art row won't flush away
Bulgaria adds art to its financial woes.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
A pleasant surprise for Cappato
The European Parliament makes a concession to transparency.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Heating up Norway House
A prime vantage point for an outsider.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
No place for Lamassoure?
The man once tipped to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Europe minister faces an uncertain future.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Belgian entertainment
Ex-PM versus ex-PM versus ex-gadfly journalist: the competition for Belgium's seats in the European Parliament.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
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Greece and the euro
 
An end to chill wars
Sarkozy the revolutionary?
 
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