I came to this place already opposed to the European Union. But if I'd been a waverer, the utter hypocrisy of the last week would have persuaded me of one thing: it is beyond hope, beyond even the possibility of reform.
Britain could exit the EU - a Brexit - as the result of a referendum leading to a negotiated withdrawal, a unilateral withdrawal without a referendum or negotiations, Britain's expulsion, steps by the EU to freeze Britain out, or the rest of the EU leaving Britain behind in a position that lands it outside. None will be easy for Britain or the EU. All have their flaws.
A Parliament made up of climate sceptics, those putting national interest above international agreements, and apologists for those industries that have tended to contribute most to greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be one that doesn't see a successful outcome of next year's Paris talks. I'm not sure we'll get another chance. These elections really matter.
My action plan for boosting growth, eliminating imbalances and stabilizing the eurozone and EU consists of four parts: first, a politically supported and privately financed program to modernize European infrastructure.
The prime minister will shortly begin the process of compiling his shopping list for EU reform. There is little doubt that EU migration will be at or near the top... It will take nerves of steel to walk the EU tightrope of asking concessions from the very countries whose citizens he wants to discourage from working in the UK.
Three Key Challenges for a European New Deal: Is the EU about to change direction - and can it create jobs and growth if it does?
Is Europe about to embrace growth and job-creation, not austerity - and if so do the EU leaders who have been pushing austerity on the continent for the last two years or more know how to do that? And can they face down the financial markets if they do?
China is stockpiling the precious minerals that make up every mobile phone, effectively monopolising future phone production