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David Cameron arrives at the EU Headquarters for a two-day European Union leaders' summit

Francois Hollande snubs David Cameron over early talks on EU budget deal

French leader fails to turn up at crucial meeting with Prime Minister, Van Rompuy and Merkel

David Cameron will meet EU leaders in Brussels today

David Cameron to demand €7bn cuts in Brussels bureaucracy at EU summit

Tens of billions of euros of further cuts will be demanded by David Cameron as European Union leaders wrangle over how much the 27-nation bloc should spend between 2014 and 2020.

German minister, Annette Schavan, to fight plagiarism claim

The Education Minister has yesterday that she would not resign after a university found she had plagiarised parts of her thesis, but would instead to fight the ruling.

Theresa May is believed to have the support of senior female Tory MPs

If Cameron falls, Theresa May is ready to step into the leader’s shoes

Disaffected Tories are starting to rally around a new Iron Lady

Margareta Pagano: With Merkel on side, PM's gamble may yet pay off

Germany's – possibly surprising – support for David Cameron's audacious EU speech, makes reform from the inside more likely

Europe's no longer the PM's problem. The economy is

What will voters be worrying  about when they go to the polls in 2015, asks Andrew Grice. A clue: it won’t be Brussels

David Cameron's 'vague' EU pledge will damage economic growth, warns Nick Clegg

David Cameron's “vague” promise of a renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union will damage economic growth and distract the Prime Minister's attention from more important issues such as jobs, immigration and crime, Nick Clegg warned today.

Eurozone to stay in recession

The eurozone was almost certainly condemned to a third successive quarter of recession today as its biggest member, Germany, saw output shrink 0.5 per cent between October and December. The fall, triggered by slumping industrial orders and exports, means Germany advanced just 0.7 per cent in 2012, against the 3 per cent rate in 2011.

George Osborne ruffles Brussels with first explicit threat to quit EU

Chancellor speaks ahead of expected referendum promise by David Cameron

New Year fireworks above London's Houses of Parliament

World welcomes 2013 with firework spectaculars

Revellers around the world welcomed 2013 with dancing, singing and firework spectaculars.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 1 January 2013

Tories lose voters to Labour and Ukip

Postcard from... Berlin

Inscrutable is an adjective sometimes used to describe the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The most powerful woman in Europe doesn't devote much of her time to trivia. Nor does she usually let people know what's really going on behind that first-woman-chancellor's mask.

Editorial: An absence more eloquent than words

We shared the general amazement when the European Union was named the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but our amazement was far outweighed by gratification that the historic success of the EU had been recognised at a time when news from the region seemed mostly bad. Both emotions were compounded yesterday, when the heads of the EU's institutions received the award in Oslo.

Houses (foreground) of the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim

Israel goes forward with plan for West Bank building project

Defying mounting international protests, Israel moved ahead Wednesday with plans for a West Bank settlement project near Jerusalem that has been widely condemned as diminishing prospects for a territorially viable Palestinian state.

Boris Johnson: Britain should negotiate a return to a 'single market' relationship with the European Union

'Boil it down to the single market': Boris Johnson calls for EU referendum

A 'pared down' relationship was both 'essential and deliverable'

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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