Assassination of Franz Ferdinand still divides Bosnia 100 years on

People in Sarajevo have been very uneasy about marking the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. It’s a big moment for the city. Yet people seemed reluctant to talk to me about the man who pulled the trigger, Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip. That’s because opinions in the Bosnian capital are sharply divided. For Serbs, he is a hero who bravely fought against the occupying Austro-Hungarian Empire. For many Muslims and Croats, he is an …

Not quiet on the Western Front: Why Cameron will go down fighting

Tonight 28 EU leaders will symbolically mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I by gathering in the West Flanders town of Ypres, the centre of intense fighting a century ago. They will meet first in Flanders Field, the impressive museum in the centre of the city, before walking to the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony.

The Long and Winding Road: The struggle to secure a bank debt deal

The odds on Ireland securing a full-blooded bank recapitalisation using Europe’s €500bn  ESM bailout fund now appear low. Time and politics have moved on since the eurozone summit of June 2012, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny secured the promise of help for Irish banks.

This Time It's Different, isn't it?

Voters across the European Union were led to believe that things would be “different” when they cast their ballots in the European Parliamentary elections last month. Not only would they be choosing Members for the 751-member assembly but also, in a new departure, selecting the President of the European Commission.