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By Ian Geldard | The downfall of a dystopia

More than half of Brits would vote to leave the European Union

Norway's Europe minister warned Britain not to copy its own situation outside the EU, which leaves it unable to influence key economic rules it must …

On the front line against the Dracula tax: Eurosceptics meet for first conference

Conservative MEP David Campbell Bannerman strode into the room with firm handshake at the ready, steely glint in his eye and free copies of his book …

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Europe could be torn apart by the wrong sort of Eurosceptics

In Greece, France, Spain – and increasingly in Italy – populist parties have emerged as the greatest internal threat faced by the European Union since its inception

My enemy’s enemy isn’t always my friend. As a Eurosceptic, you may think that I would be delighted by the rise of parties across the …


Europe's bond yields fall to lowest since the Black Death

'What we are seeing is the "Japanification" trade. The eurozone is sinking into corrosive deflation,' warns RBS

Bond yields have plummeted to record lows across the eurozone as deflation becomes lodged in the system and markets bet on a blitz of asset purchases by the European Central Bank this …


Greek expulsion from the euro would demolish EMU’s contagion firewall

Should EMU leaders choose to cut off liquidity support for the Greek banking system they might find that their contagion defences are a fiction

We know from memoirs and a torrent of leaks that Europe’s creditor bloc came frighteningly close to ejecting Greece from the euro in early 2012, and would …


Euro disaster rolls on, as the "stupid club" expands

The euro is the stupidest idea in international political economy since the end of the Cold War. It has proved immensly destructive. Yet Europe's …

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To save itself, Greece must exit the euro

A Syriza election victory threatens default and disorderly exit from the euro for Greece. This would be a disaster for all. But done properly, the reintroduction of sovereign currencies within the eurozone would provide a bright new beginning

Of all the instabilities that concern international …


The EU's Day of Reckoning: Italy Is Too Big to Bail Out

An Italian sovereign debt crisis is the ultimate European nightmare.Italy is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. The ruins of the Roman …


Special Report: EU funds help Poland build 'ghost' airports | Reuters

(Reuters) - The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros ($125 million) to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business.

The result is gleaming new airport terminals which, even at the peak of the holiday season, …


The euro is heading for disaster - what luck for David Cameron!

The final unwinding of the disastrous single currency could give Britain everything it wants from Europe

As Karl Marx was one of the earliest to point out, economics (though so much less interesting) is far more important than politics.

Marx considered all political events as epiphenomena. He viewed …


Lord Mandelson: Britain could still join the Euro

The Labour peer says that joining Euro could be on the "British agenda" in years to come despite the Eurozone crisis

Britain could still join the Euro despite the crisis in the Eurozone, Lord Mandelson has said.

Lord Mandelson, the former Labour business secretary, said that getting rid of the pound …

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Poland will block EU benefits crackdown unless curbs apply to British workers as well

Rafal Trzaskowski, Poland's deputy foreign minister, said it was an 'absolute red line' for his government that there is no discrimination in the …

Herman Van Rompuy will be paid more than £500,000 by the EU to do nothing

Generous golden goodbye and pension means the retired former EU president will earn £578,000 over the next three years

Herman Van Rompuy will be entitled to more than £500,000 for doing nothing at the taxpayer’s expense over the next three years, after finishing his term as president of Europe.

After …

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The Pope is not the only one out of his depth on the EU

Reading Pope Francis's speech in full, he doesn’t seem to have grasped the EU’s real nature at all, says Christopher Booker.

As the issue of “Europe” continued to swirl daily through the headlines, two remarkable speeches last week illustrated one of the crucial problems with this “debate”. This is …


Juncker reprimands Oettinger over French deficit editorial

The President of the European Commission has reprimanded the German Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, in front of the College of Commissioners. …