Brussels

I was a Remainer – but I now want no deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

I was a Remainer, but no deal is the only option left

Aurora Orchestra's Brexit concert nearly turned me into a Leaver

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Back when the UK was assumed to be leaving the European Union on 29 March, the Aurora Orchestra was invited…

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Fun at the EU’s expense: The Capital, by Robert Menasse, reviewed

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Stendhal likened politics in literature to a pistol-shot in a concert: crude, but compelling. When that politics largely consists of…

Theresa May has been given a second chance to save Brexit. She’d better not blow it

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Theresa May will soon arrive in Brussels with a series of unlikely demands. She must tell the European Union that…

If you’re not about mob rule, Nigel, don’t call out your mob

12 November 2016 9:00 am

If you’re aiming to refute the suggestion that you can’t comprehend the difference between mob rule and the rule of…

France is now the sick man of Europe

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It is a long time since the term ‘sick man of Europe’ could be applied to Britain. France is now…

To preserve a Christian Europe, vote Leave

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Europe is already divided Sir: The Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster writes eloquently about the historical purpose of a ‘union’ in…

How is Britain going green? By shutting down industry

2 April 2016 9:00 am

A fortnight ago, the energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, declared grandly that Britain, alone in the world, would commit to a…

The Lahore attacks reflected hatred of Christians. Why must we deny it?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

Farmers’ market: The Common Agricultural Policy colours Brussels’ thinking on all aspects of trade

A sober economic analysis shows that Brexit is best

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Your need-to-know guide to the economics of Brexit

Portrait of the week

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

Portrait of the week

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, spent time in Brussels before a meeting of the European Council to see what…

The next immigration crisis

13 February 2016 9:00 am

There has been an influx of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, and almost as many again are expected. At this rate, Turkey’s migrant problem is set to become Europe’s

France’s civil war — and the struggle facing Europe

21 November 2015 9:00 am

...and the struggle facing Europe

Some good came out of the negotiating chamber this week, but it concerned Iran rather than Greece

18 July 2015 9:00 am

As an occasional lecturer on the abstruse topic of the efficacy of sanctions in conflict resolution, I find myself much…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Now even the FT has joined in issuing threats to the Greek people

4 July 2015 9:00 am

‘The Greek people,’ the Financial Times leading article said on Monday, ‘would be well advised to listen closely to the…

Like every referendum ever, this EU vote will solve nothing

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I suppose, if you could look deep into the mind of somebody who was passionately keen that Britain should leave…

Forget corporate social responsibility: just do a proper job

29 November 2014 9:00 am

A theme of this autumn has been conversations about corporate reputation and how it is guarded or lost. To name…

Portrait of the week

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The government, expecting a backbench rebellion over the European Arrest Warrant, did not present it for a separate vote…

Italy is killing refugees with kindness

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Italy’s decriminalising of illegal immigration has acted as a green light to boat people, and the journey is a deadly one

Passive and bound: ‘Agnus Dei’, c.1635–40, by Zurbarán

Francisco de Zurbarán had a Hollywood sense of drama

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It seems suitable that just round the corner from the Zurbarán exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts is the…

Henry van de Velde — the man who invented modernism

28 September 2013 9:00 am

In the Musée du Cinquantenaire, a grand gallery on the green edge of Brussels, those bureaucratic Belgians are welcoming home…

Expo 58, by Jonathan Coe - review

21 September 2013 9:00 am

In 1958 a vast international trade fair was held just outside Brussels. As well as being a showcase for industry,…