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Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?
Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a presser on vaccine strategy in Brussels
Behind the scenes

Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?

European Commission president is facing second procurement scandal in as many years
2 Feb 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’
Michael Gove
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 December
1 Dec 2020
Johnson misses EU deadline to explain law-breaking bill
Boris Johnson chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
In Brief

Johnson misses EU deadline to explain law-breaking bill

European Commission expected to take court action over Internal Market Bill
4 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’
Brexit
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 1 October
1 Oct 2020
EU launches legal action over UK Internal Market Bill
Ursula von der Leyen
In Brief

EU launches legal action over UK Internal Market Bill

European Commission gives Boris Johnson until end of October to respond
1 Oct 2020
What the EU recession means for the bloc’s future
EU coronavirus
In Depth

What the EU recession means for the bloc’s future

Second wave of coronavirus threatens to derail recovery plans
24 Sep 2020
European Commission opens Amazon antitrust probe
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In Depth

European Commission opens Amazon antitrust probe

Brussels wants clarity on whether Amazon undermines competition with its position as both retailer and marketplace
18 Jul 2019

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Ursula von der Leyen: what does she think of Brexit?
Ursula von der Leyen
In Depth

Ursula von der Leyen: what does she think of Brexit?

German minister elected EU Commission president by just nine votes
17 Jul 2019
EU nudges Boris Johnson closer to no-deal Brexit
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In Brief

EU nudges Boris Johnson closer to no-deal Brexit

President-in-waiting of the European Commission closes door on renegotiation of Irish backstop
12 Jul 2019
Who will be the next president of the European Commission?
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In Brief

Who will be the next president of the European Commission?

Deadlock in Brussels as leaders spar over nomination of Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans
1 Jul 2019
Fact check: does the EU want a European super-army?
German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron
In Depth

Fact check: does the EU want a European super-army?

France and Germany back the controversial proposal in call for closer co-operation
14 Dec 2018
Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?
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In Brief

Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?

European Commission takes unprecedented step of blocking high-spending populist budget
24 Oct 2018
EU accused of ‘blackmailing’ Italy over budget
Italy's finance minister Giovanni Tria
In Brief

EU accused of ‘blackmailing’ Italy over budget

The country faces becoming first member state to have its budget plans rejected by European Commission
23 Oct 2018
EU budget: How does the EU spend its money?
The EU is facing a funding shortfall after the UK leaves
In Depth

EU budget: How does the EU spend its money?

How much does Britain contribute to the EU, what does it gets back, and how will the EU fill its post-Brexit funding shortfall?
2 May 2018
European Commission raids Murdoch's Fox offices in London
Rupert Murdoch
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European Commission raids Murdoch's Fox offices in London

Seizure of files from London HQ raises new questions about media mogul’s potential takeover deals
11 Apr 2018
Poland-EU showdown: what is the Article 7 ‘nuclear option’?
Poland protest
In Depth

Poland-EU showdown: what is the Article 7 ‘nuclear option’?

In Depth: Theresa May is heading to Warsaw amid EU-wide dispute over Polish judicial reforms
20 Dec 2017
Brexit: UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture
Liverpool fireworks 2008 European Capital of Culture
In Depth

Brexit: UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture

Leeds and Dundee among five towns told to withdraw their bid
23 Nov 2017
Does Google deserve its big fine?
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In Depth

Does Google deserve its big fine?

Critics say the record-breaking €2.4bn levy is motivated by politics and not anti-competitive conduct
28 Jun 2017
European Union edges towards military cooperation
A Lithuanian soldier holds the flag of the European Union during a ceremony in front of the governmental palace in Vilnius on July 1, 2013. The small Baltic nation, the first to break free fr
In Brief

European Union edges towards military cooperation

Jean-Claude Juncker calls for countries to pool resources to save billions of euros
15 Sep 2016
Barca and Real to pay back millions in illegal state aid
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos lifts the Champions League trophy after his team's victory against Atletico Madrid in Milan
In Brief

Barca and Real to pay back millions in illegal state aid

La Liga giants among seven Spanish sides found to have broken EC rules
4 Jul 2016
What is TTIP and why is it causing controversy?
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In Depth

What is TTIP and why is it causing controversy?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership aims to create the world's biggest free trade zone
17 Jun 2015
New EU rules could mean the end of free banking
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In Brief

New EU rules could mean the end of free banking

Caps on interchange fees are good for business, but could mean banks pass the cost on to customers
1 Oct 2014
Viviane Reding: British public fed 'myths' about immigration
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Viviane Reding: British public fed 'myths' about immigration

Brussels official wants a 'United States of Europe’ but is she unintentionally helping Ukip win votes?
10 Jan 2014
Cameron warns petrol bosses: you will face full force of law
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In Brief

Cameron warns petrol bosses: you will face full force of law

Oil bosses could be prosecuted if they are found to have rigged petrol prices, Prime Minister warns
16 May 2013