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Britain, Europe, Politics

700 days to make the European case

In May 2014, people from across Europe will elect the next European Parliament. They probably won’t do so in great

Europe, Politics

A blurred vision for the future of Europe

Last week foreign ministers from ten EU countries published the initial outcomes of a series of meetings of the 'Westerwelle


It’s a girl thing? It’s a patronising thing

As someone who works in communications - and who is 'pro-European' - I often despair of the way the European


The time has come to let us vote

Like around 750,000 other British citizens, I live in another European Union country. We have chosen to exercise one of

Britain, Europe, Politics

An EU referendum: bad for the UK, and bad for Labour

In Sunday’s Observer, we were told that Ed Miliband is being urged to pledge an ‘in-or-out’ referendum on the UK’s

Britain, Culture, Europe

The unlikely rebirth of the newspaper

Nearly six years ago, The Economist asked 'Who killed the newspaper?'. The answer was 'the internet', which offered free news

Britain, Europe, Politics

The eurozone’s ‘West Lothian question’?

While the talk of Westminster is the debate on a referendum on the EU, a 33 year-old British constitutional conundrum

Europe, Politics

Almost there

The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is an awkward-looking animal – the proverbial ‘camel’ that emerges from discussion by committee. Formed

Britain, Europe, Politics

First reflections on the European elections

The weeks of campaigning are over, and Europe has spoken (or at least the four in ten people who turned