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Will Barroso fall victim to the global economic crisis? And Silvio Berlusconi accidentally talks sense, but soon recovers
Manneken Pis  

Brussels diary

Now he's no longer EU president, it seems Nicolas Sarkozy can't do anything right. Plus, is the single market doomed in a recession?
prospect  

Brussels diary

The Czechs may have botched the Russia-Ukraine energy crisis, but it will be the EU, not Russia, that wins in the long run. Plus, how a toilet sparked a diplomatic incident
Manneken Pis  

Brussels diary

Doesn't everyone think Gordon Brown did well in the financial crisis? Er, no—Jean-Claude Juncker doesn't. Plus, does the EU need super-commissioners?
Manneken Pis  

Open carefully

Immigration anxiety is in decline, partly because our borders are now more secure. We don't need a cap
Liam Byrne  

Brussels diary

Do we really need the Lisbon reforms to EU foreign policy? So long as a big country is in the hotseat when crisis breaks, all will be well. Plus, how is Mandy planning for his legacy?
Manneken Pis  

Brussels diary

The Doha trade talks may have failed, but thanks to Mandelson, the EU is escaping the blame. Plus, even a PR agency can't save Bulgaria from having its aid suspended
Manneken Pis  

Brussels diary

The José Manuel Barroso love-bombing of France starts here. Is Nicolas Sarkozy starting to warm to Turkish EU membership? Plus, the travails of Steelie Neelie
Manneken Pis  

Brussels diary

The EU reels after the Irish vote "no" to the Lisbon treaty. Britain worries that the vote could pave the way to a two-speed Europe. Plus, Nato's sex symbol
Manneken Pis