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Jose Manuel Barroso: “Extremely difficult, if not impossible” for a separate Scotland to join the EU

Jose Manuel Barroso has said before that Scotland would have to apply separately to join the EU if it became independent. But his remarks today on the Andrew Marr Show were far more pessimistic about the prospects of that application being successful. After the three main Westminster parties blew a …

More and more Europeans are keen on destroying the EU from the inside

We have just passed the 100-day mark until elections will be held for the European parliament. According to the latest polls, the self-hating parliament, as the head of a prominent think tank puts it, is about to do even more self-harm. Across the EU, voters are flocking to euroskeptic parties …

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EU eases Zimbabwe sanctions, keeps them on Mugabe | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe’s most powerful military and political figures on Monday, but kept them on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, in a cautious easing of policy after last year’s disputed elections.<p>Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) …

Neither U.S. nor EU has strategy for Ukraine | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There’s nothing like an old-fashioned expletive to add spice to a transatlantic difference of opinion.<p>Riot police look on as truck removes barricades at the site of recent clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vlad Sodel<p>But when U.S. …

Ukraine reinforces the case for a wider but shallower EU

With Ukip heading for possible victory in the European elections and anti-EU fervour growing across the continent, it is hard to imagine a country where people are so desperate to join the EU that they are prepared to take on water canon in order to make their point. But that country is Ukraine. …