Sailing illegally toward Europe
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The headlines about thousands of migrants losing their lives at sea are shocking. But as news consumers we hear little about the context pushing these people to leave their homes.
Balancing act. JCB is unruffled by Brexit risks.
A digger maker and a banking giant have livened up the EU referendum debate this week. And they have marked out for David Cameron some tricky politics as Britain's future in Europe comes to a head.
The EU is asking member states to take just a few thousand refugees each.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
A member of the European Parliament expresses his frustration.
The UK is refusing to take just 2,000 refugees to help tackle the crisis in the Mediterranean. And it puts the EU on a knife edge.
As much of a surprise for those on the mainland.
How did others in Europe cover the election and the surprising results?
London, the morning after the election.
The British election has come and gone, and the results have confounded the expectations of most pollsters. Words such as “historic,” “extraordinary” and “political earthquake” have been used to describe…
Lib Dems are surprisingly reticent on EU.
Clegg's party has difficulty painting a positive picture of the EU.
Are you listening to me, Angela?
The president of the European Commission has called for the EU to maintain its own spy agency.
No Mr Juncker, you can’t persuade me.
Nigel Farage has argued that the EU is a millstone around Britain's neck when it comes to trade.
UKIP demands a referendum, the Conservatives promise one — but what does the public think?
SNP wants in for Scotland.
SNP are pro-EU, but lack vision for the future.
Would-be Europeans, survivors of a Mediterranean crossing gone wrong
German philosopher Jurgen Habermas once famously pronounced the European Union a force for good: A model for what he described as a “cosmopolitan world order.” The Nobel committee agreed and in 2012 awarded…
A far cry from the UK.
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New research on Norway shows how political integration with the EU has economic benefits too.
A refugee displays an image of one of his three children who drowned when the boat on which the family fled the war in Syria sank in the Mediterranean.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Business as usual for European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager.
The EU's antitrust case against Russian energy giant Gazprom is about competition, but has many political elements to it too.
A Brexit is UKIP’s big selling point, but an EU withdrawal isn’t as popular as they think.
UKIP's clear belief that the UK public wants out of the EU isn't based on facts.
Hundreds more migrants rescued as they flee violence and conflict in Africa.
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It remains to be seen whether the EU's narrow approach can prevent further deaths in the Mediterranean.
Survival capsule used by Australia to return asylum seekers from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan to Indonesia.
What would it mean if the European Union decided to "get Australian" and adopt a tougher approach to asylum seekers? Could it work, and at what cost?
Hint … it’s more than sartorial advice.
Syriza came to power promising to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU. The fallout of their attempts to do so is a lesson for a UK that would try to do the same.
Will negotiators play a game of chicken or be able to clink champagne glasses over a nice chicken dinner?
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Much is at stake as negotiators meet in New York this week in hopes of aligning disparate transatlantic regulations.