A meeting between the PM and the French Socialist was in neither man's interests.
EU members feel increasingly unrepresented by their club.
The French Socialist presidential candidate was once the invisible man of French politics, overshado
The Prime Minister really doesn't want a Socialist to win in France and he's not afraid to show it.
Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world.
The most important focus for the left should be on equipping people to live in an uncertain economic
The French president will tack right to head off the threat of Marine Le Pen.
At every stage of this crisis, action has been forced on politicians by the markets.
The ECB must be empowered to act as a lender of last resort.
A war-scarred place ready for the quiet life.
Madrid, 1976: Hitchens files a report following the death of Franco.
Is the country finally starting to believe in something?
The PM is confident because his stance is popular. But some MPs are querying whether the whole thing
The word "Stalinist" is often used without much thought but the court case that ended in Minsk on 30 November was perhaps as close as one could get to a Stalinist spectacle in modern-day Europe.
European leaders are claiming victory, but nothing has been resolved. And Britain is in the worst of
Almost every eurozone member, including France and Germany, broke the deficit rules.
The new Belgian PM's adapatability will be vital "for the leader of a nation with a fractured identi
As austerity bites in the Eurozone, the German press is portraying Greece as profligate – while the
It's certainly the end of the eurozone as we know it.
Even after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians are in little doubt just how bad a state their co
The spectre of history looms over the eurozone crisis and Germany’s role in it.
Ashdown, Heseltine, Blair and others are rallying to the euro's defence.
The former PM's reputation deserves to be reconsidered in light of Europe's current economic problem
Democracy must not be regarded as merely an optional extra when solving economic problems.
Prediction is nearly always dangerous, but here is one that I believe to be absolutely safe. Whatever you read elsewhere, the euro will survive and Greece, Italy, Spain, etc, will remain inside.
If what happened in Italy were repeated here, Peter Mandelson would be prime minister by the end of
Fadhel, a 47-year-old Tunisian crane driver, has lived in Italy for 23 years, and the living has been good. Economic growth may have hovered close
The inevitable "structural reforms" Italy faces won't drag the eurozone's third-largest economy out
European integration has been defined by two, apparently contradictory trends: technocracy and popul