SPIEGEL ONLINE - 07.01.2013
Britain's right-wing conservative movement is making life difficult for Prime Minister David Cameron. The UK Independence Party wants to lead the country out of the EU, and its approval ratings are higher than ever. As the pressure mounts, Cameron has been at pains to outline a clear stance on Europe. By Christoph Scheuermann more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 23.11.2012
Despite hours of talks in Brussels on Thursday night, European Union leaders made little progress toward agreement on the bloc's budget for the years 2014 to 2020. Britain and other countries have remained steadfast in their demands for cuts. A second summit looks to be the only likely outcome. By Carsten Volkery in Brussels more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 22.11.2012
All eyes are on British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday as European Union leaders gather in Brussels for talks aimed at passing the bloc's next budget. His pre-summit blustering leaves him with little wiggle room, and he could emerge as the debate's biggest loser. By Carsten Volkery in London more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.11.2012
Does Britain have a future as a member of the European Union? Prime Minister David Cameron doesn't have an answer to that question -- and that is a problem. His threats to veto the EU budget and efforts at securing a special status for his country are both undignified and dangerous. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 09.11.2012
London must be more willing to compromise, and Paris needs to get on the economic reform bandwagon. At least, that is what top European and German politicians are demanding as tough EU budget talks swiftly approach. Two more influential voices have now blasted Britain and France. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 08.11.2012
Will British Prime Minister David Cameron veto the EU budget plan? Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to London on Wednesday night in an effort to convince him not to. It appears unlikely that she succeeded, though, setting the stage for a showdown at the EU summit later this month. By Carsten Volkery in London more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 02.11.2012
Does Britain belong in the European Union? There are plenty both in the United Kingdom and on the Continent who have their doubts. Now, with the debate over the EU's next budget raging, a European Commissioner has challenged London to decide. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is also losing her patience over the squabble. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 01.11.2012
Britain is deeply opposed to the draft European Union budget and is threatening to veto it. Germany too has its doubts. The two countries could torpedo the upcoming EU summit, but Chancellor Merkel is eager to find a compromise. Prime Minister David Cameron, on the other hand, has his hands tied -- and a protracted battle may ensue. By Carsten Volkery in London more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 02.08.2012
With his outlandish comments and slapstick antics, London Mayor Boris Johnson has used the Olympic Games to put himself in the public spotlight. But his skyrocketing popularity has left his Conservative rival, Prime Minister David Cameron, in no mood for celebration. By Carsten Volkery in London more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.06.2012
World leaders emerged from the G-20 meeting in Mexico satisfied that Europe is making progress on efforts to save the common currency from collapse. But now the euro zone must come up with a concrete plan. Expectations are high for the EU summit at the end of June. By Carsten Volkery in Los Cabos, Mexico more...