EU

Boris's Brexit deal isn’t worth sacrificing Northern Ireland for

21 July 2021 11:43 pm

There will be chaos at the borders. Food will run out at the supermarkets. Travellers will face long queues, and…

The EU will regret its legal onslaught against Poland

17 July 2021 3:30 pm

When European governments openly disobey courts, ears prick up. When two courts simultaneously contradict each other on the same day…

The rule of law is breaking down in the EU

17 July 2021 9:18 am

There are 27 member states in the EU. Two have now declared they are not bound by EU law. Based…

The EU's Brexit bill doesn't add up

16 July 2021 9:16 pm

A dozen hospitals. A hundred million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and a lot more of the Oxford one. Or…

Why is the EU copying China’s Belt and Road initiative?

15 July 2021 3:00 pm

Much like Mark Twain’s apocryphal quote about arguing with idiots who ‘drag you down to their level and beat you…

Meet the punk comic taking on Bulgaria's elite

14 July 2021 2:45 am

Inconclusive election results following a snap election; a politician at the helm who made his name on satirical TV shows;…

A minimum corporation tax is nothing to celebrate

13 July 2021 8:05 am

So is this what the new era of global co-operation looks like? The EU has agreed to delay the introduction…

Why has the EU let German car manufacturers off the hook?

9 July 2021 12:40 am

Two billion? Five billion? Perhaps ten billion to make it a nice round number? For colluding on diesel emissions you…

Lukashenko’s migrant warfare against the EU

9 July 2021 12:21 am

When you have already forced a plane down with spurious claims of a bomb threat, just to arrest one dissident…

Britain should resist copying the EU's corporate responsibility law

8 July 2021 4:30 pm

Big corporations have a lot not to be proud of, and we certainly could do with laws to rein in…

The UK’s immigration figures are a fantasy

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Journalists filing to deadline are apt to dig only so deep when googling for statistics, which in themselves are sometimes…

Angela’s ashes: Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

The sausage war ceasefire is a good sign for UK-EU relations

30 June 2021 8:55 pm

The sausage dispute between the UK and the EU may sound like something out of Yes Minister but it is…

What the EU could learn from the Athenian Empire

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The EU has regularly been likened to the Roman Empire. But its current direction suggests that the Athenian Empire (478-404…

French democracy is in trouble – and the EU is to blame

25 June 2021 5:41 pm

France’s airwaves have been crackling with indignation this week, as politicians wring their hands at the record abstention in the first…

Prepare for the EU’s ‘Hamilton moment’

22 June 2021 3:00 pm

The EU may boast a common currency like any other state (even if nearly a third of its 27 members…

Boris shouldn’t write off fossil fuels just yet

21 June 2021 7:34 am

At last week’s G7 summit, Boris Johnson pushed his fellow leaders to back his climate finance plan to support large-scale…

Is the EU breaching its UK treaty by failing to protect LGBT rights?

18 June 2021 12:52 am

Has the EU Commission lost any sense of moral value? This week, Hungary, an EU member state, voted to impose…

The EU's debt bondage expansion

17 June 2021 9:21 pm

In the global market for government debt, worth an estimated $92 trillion (£66 trillion), it amounts to little more than a…

The protocol may be Boris's greatest masterstroke

16 June 2021 4:52 pm

The jibes thrown at Boris Johnson over his unhappiness with the Northern Ireland protocol — based on the obvious observation…

It’s time to revisit the Northern Ireland protocol

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Britain has already seen two ‘Brexit days’ — when it formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the…

Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland

11 June 2021 12:38 am

Even a pessimist could be forgiven for being surprised by Joe ‘I’m Irish’ Biden’s ham-fisted intervention in the ongoing row…

The German takeover of the EU is accelerating

8 June 2021 6:51 am

Vetoes should no longer be allowed. Smaller countries should not be able to block the will of the ‘majority’. And…

How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU's climate strategy

6 June 2021 4:59 pm

Cracks are appearing in the EU’s climate strategy. An international dispute over the court-ordered closure of a coal mine on…

Brexit Britain can capitalise on the breakdown in EU-Swiss talks

31 May 2021 10:57 pm

It is a leading player in finance, and it’s companies are giants in life sciences and consumer goods. There were…