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Foreign Secretary in Canada

Feature image for:  Foreign Secretary in CanadaForeign Secretary William Hague talks about his visit to Ottawa for bilateral talks with Canadian Foreign Minister Affairs John Baird, and the importance of the UK-Canada trade relationship. Read more »Foreign Secretary in Canada

Blogger: Foreign Secretary William Hague

Steps forward on the crisis in the eurozone

Feature image for:  Steps forward on the crisis in the eurozoneThis autumn represents a real challenge to the EU and eurozone to put in place the right measures to ensure a sustainable and long term solution to the eurozone crisis. There have been some really important steps recently in moving towards that solution, such as last week’s announcement of ECB bond buying (or in the jargon Outright Monetary … Read more »Steps forward on the crisis in the eurozone

Blogger: David Lidington

The EU competitiveness challenge – from track & field to the economy

Feature image for:  The EU competitiveness challenge – from track & field to the economyThe Olympic medal table has received intense attention from Britain over the last few weeks. I’m sure this was the case across Europe too – with half of the top ten places in the table awarded to European countries; as Simon Kuper in the FT commented ‘European nations are still Olympic powerhouses’. One can’t help but notice though that … Read more »The EU competitiveness challenge – from track & field to the economy

Blogger: David Lidington

Kosovo: Olympic Dreams

Feature image for:  Kosovo: Olympic DreamsLike many athletes, Majlinda Kelmendi realised a sporting dream by competing at London 2012. But another, perhaps more important, aspiration remains sadly unfulfilled: the ambition to compete at the Olympics for her own country. Whereas every one of Majlinda’s competitors sported uniforms adorned with three letter code that signifies their … Read more »Kosovo: Olympic Dreams

Blogger: David Lidington

Audio: Nuclear non-proliferation: How relevant is the NPT Treaty today?

Feature image for:  Audio: Nuclear non-proliferation: How relevant is the NPT Treaty today?Talks are beginning in Vienna today to discuss progress on the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). This meeting (the 2012 NPT Preparatory Committee) will be the first time all of the States Party to the NPT have met since they agreed to an action plan in 2010. The talks will focus on how states are implementing their … Read more »Audio: Nuclear non-proliferation: How relevant is the NPT Treaty today?

Blogger: Alistair Burt