THE European Union was facing one of the gravest crises in its history yesterday after a summit to agree the new constitution collapsed amid acrimony and recriminations.
AS TONY Blair reflects on yesterday’s debacle in Brussels he will probably conclude that the outcome was a domestic blessing but an international nightmare.
IT WAS not just the negotiations which were gridlocked in Brussels yesterday. A strike by the underground workers meant the streets of the Belgium capital were clogged with Friday evening rush-hour traffic.
THE credibility of the European Union was hanging in the balance last night after the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, warned an agreement on the new constitution might not be possible.
SOUTH African President Thabo Mbeki today urged world leaders to end the divide between rich and poor in the "global village" at the start of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg.
SIMMERING opposition to American military strikes against Saddam Hussein threatened to split European leaders last night, despite their desperate attempts to keep the issue off the agenda at the Barcelona summit.
HOW far the UK’s relations with Europe have come since the dark days of the Thatcherite refuseniks .
GEORGE Galloway, the controversial Glasgow Labour MP, last night launched an unprecedented attack on Tony Blair – comparing the Prime Minister’s relationship with George Bush to the one between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
TONY Blair is isolated in Europe over his stance supporting the US attacks on Iraq.