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Tony Blair makes qualified apology for Iraq war ahead of Chilcot report

Former British PM admits ‘mistakes’ and conflict’s role in rise of Islamic State but defends armed intervention in 2003<p>Tony Blair has moved to prepare the ground for the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war by offering a qualified apology for the use of misleading intelligence and …

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Brussels blog round up 12 – 18 October: Hollande’s struggles, welfare tourism, and does Europe need a reality check on Russia?

<i>The EUROPP team</i><i>take a look at the week in Brussels blogging</i><p><b>The EU centre and the crisis</b><p>This week a study commissioned by the European Commission …

363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe · Global Voices

Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, visits the site of the coffins before the funeral. Photo Palazzo Chigi used under CC License BY-NC-SA 2.0.<p>A …

Grangemouth could help shape the Scottish referendum

The SNP has cast itself as defender of the economy from the icy wind of global markets. What's icier than closure on the Forth?<p>Only one UK voter in 11 lives in Scotland. So if you are one of the large majority of British people who do not have a vote next year on whether Scotland should be an …

Europe's Forgotten Neighbours: Union for the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean holds considerable geopolitical and economic significance for Europe and deserves more attention.<p>Although somewhat neglected by the …

US-EU free trade deal could be collateral damage of latest NSA allegations

So we wondered what the big story of the European Council would be. Now we have the answer: Merkel’s cell phone. <i>Der Spiegel</i> today alleged that …

"Ausspähen unter Freunden geht nicht"

Sie hat die Sprache wieder gefunden: “Ausspähen unter Freunden geht gar nicht”, sagte Angela “NSA-Phone” Merkel beim Aufmarsch zum EU-Gipfel in …

US-Spionage in Europa: Ein Skandal von politischer Sprengkraft

Sollte die NSA Angela Merkels Handy tatsächlich abgehört haben, würde genau das wahr, was bisher als Paranoia abgetan wurde. Diese Affäre folgt auf …

Why is finding a job so hard in Europe?

Alexandre Malsch, one of the speakers at the conference (credit: Gilles Johnson)<p>Why is finding a job so hard in Europe? This is the issue the invited …

Controlled anger

THEY huffed and they puffed, but did not dare blow down the house. European leaders expressed outrage and dismay at news that America may have been …