The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.
The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin
Observations on the European Commission president
One of Blair's most trusted allies says Britain could pull out of Europe if the people vote ''no'' o
In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen
If the results of the local and European elections look dire for new Labour, they look better when compared with the results across the Continent. Tony Blair's Labour polled 23 per cent, the party's worst performance in a national election since 1918.
One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie
D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu
Observations on troops in Iraq
Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?
Observations on Swiss police
Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat
Across the democratic world, governing elites are mistrusted, whatever their policies. Blair's decis
To make the case for Europe, the Prime Minister will have to show foresight and zeal, commodities th
Exhibition - William Cook on the remarkable flourishing of children's art in a concentration camp
The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.
Don't believe it -"Blair gambles on Europe referendum"
In the ten countries that will soon accede, support for the EU has now given way to disillusion - no
Observations on eastern European migrants
Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en
Michael McMahon sees at first hand the big problem for Georgia's president: his enemy's fierce canin
Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They
"Britain flooded by immigrants"