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Ian Traynor

Ian Traynor

    Greece faces Schengen boot
    Greece faces Schengen boot
    Greece has been given three months to avoid being suspended from Europe’s free-travel Schengen area because of its alleged failures to get a grip...
    EU split over refugee crisis
    EU split over refugee crisis
    Europe's fragmented attempts to get to grips with its worst-ever refugee crisis are disintegrating into a slanging match between national capitals...
    An embryonic new Turkey is born
    An embryonic new Turkey is born
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the most formidable vote-winner and election conjurer Turkey has ever seen. He founded his own party, led it to three...
    This might be Turkey's last election
    This might be Turkey's last election
    The rolling hills next to the Black Sea, 90 minutes northwest of Istanbul, have long been prized for their dense forests and pristine lakes. The...
    EU to impose migrant quotas forcing states to 'share' burden of influx
    EU to impose migrant quotas forcing states to 'share' burden of influx
    The European Union's executive body is to unveil radical new proposals on immigration, imposing migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the union...
    Erdogan fiddles while Kobani burns
    Erdogan fiddles while Kobani burns
    The sense of betrayal is palpable. The Kurds on Turkey's southern border with Syria are embittered as the tragedy of Kobani unfolds before their eyes...
    Scotland's independence could take EU into uncharted territory
    Scotland's independence could take EU into uncharted territory
    A new regime is taking shape in Brussels, gearing up to run the European Union (EU) for the next five years. Already it is clear that the three...
    Hollande fails the De Gaulle standard
    Hollande fails the De Gaulle standard
    Angela Merkel has just brought down the French government. That, at least, is the way François Hollande's troubles will be seen on the...
    Europe's compromised political centre bleeds left and right
    Europe's compromised political centre bleeds left and right
    Josef Höppinger is an increasingly rare type among European voters: he never changes. "I'm a worker. I vote socialist. Always," said the...
    War over Europe's economic future heats up
    War over Europe's economic future heats up
    Greece kicked off six months of being in charge of the European Union this week by declaring that the imposition of austerity measures, spending...
    Anti-Europe Yanukovych opts for Putin power tactics
    Anti-Europe Yanukovych opts for Putin power tactics
    President Viktor Yanukovych is the great survivor of post-Soviet politics in Ukraine.
    Erdogan reveals split personality
    Erdogan reveals split personality
    All northern summer long, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in a very bad mood. The public squares and parks of Istanbul and several other Turkish...