Britain’s place in Europe
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  • June 30, 2014, 01:00

If, as David Cameron says, the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission has made it harder to keep the United Kingdom(...)

European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker: he is eager to play down his federalist reputation, saying he is “allergic to this term ‘the United States of Europe’”. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The outcome was inevitable. Jean-Claude Juncker was chosen by the European Council yesterday as the man to lead the European Commission over th(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (left), Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (second right) and British prime minister David Cameron (right) listen as German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference at Mr Reinfeldt’s summer residence in Harpsund, south of Stockholm, today. Ms Merkel has reaffirmed her support for Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission after meeting EU leaders critical of the Luxembourger. Photograph: Maja Suslin/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her support today for Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission after meet(...)

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde during a IMF press conference. Photograph: Laura Lean/PA Wire

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde ruled herself out of the running for the job of European Commission president today, saying she intended to co(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s objection to the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate, Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured), had been expected. Photograph: Reuters

As governments from London to Paris conti- nue to reflect on the success of anti-establishment parties in the European elections, attention has turned(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

“Up from the depths, 30 stories high, breathing fire, something, something, something…”We’re delighted to learn that Gareth Edwards, the newest custod(...)

‘Marine Le Pen and  Geert Wilders recently have agreed to form a continental anti-European alliance aimed at wrecking the EU from within.’ Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

As we cast our ballots in the European elections in 20 days’ time the chances are that most of us will not be asking ourselves the question “whither E(...)

Stella Creasy, the shadow minister for business, argues that the scarcity of women in top jobs is not just to do with sexism but women holding themselves back and lacking confidence. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe /Getty Images

Women need to “grab some pompoms and start cheering” for their “sisters” if they want to do more to create an equal society, according to an article b(...)

Undated file photo of Diana, Princess of Wales as former News of the World reporter Clive Goodman has told the phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey that she leaked royal directories to him. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct British tabloid the News of the World told a court today the late Princess Diana had g(...)