Henry Foy

Henry Foy


Financial Times European Diplomatic Correspondent & writer of Europe Express morning briefing. Sign up here https://www.ft.com/newsletters henry.foy@ft.com

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Concerns over a lack of a realism and a belief in “fast-track” membership ideas come ahead of talks between EU presidents @vonderleyen  & @CharlesMichel  and Zelenskyy in Kyiv this week, where member states have urged frank and honest assessments of Ukraine’s outlook

Scholz rules out sending fighter jets to Ukraine as officials caution against rapid shift from tanks given the scale of work required to get Leopards up and running on the battlefield as soon as possible w @GuyChazan  @FinancialTimes 

Hugely sensitive issue - already rejected by the US earlier in the war - is now top of Kyiv’s demands. Full story with Steff Chavez and @Dimi 

Today’s Europe ExpressSE The Eel-y big problems mounting up for Sweden’s embattled PM - @rmilneNordic  🛸 EU legislates for pilotless drone taxis for next year’s Olympics - @alicemhancock  🇪🇺 Plus tough talk on curbing migration Read & sign up here:

EU considering listing Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group in major escalatory policy shift that would almost certainly destroy any hope of diplomatic deal to halt Tehran's quest for a nuclear bomb w & @Najmeh_Tehran  @cornishft 

“Von der Leyen & Michel might be outcompeting each other on who can show themselves to be more pro-Ukrainian,” said one EU diplomat. “There is a risk that rhetoric clashes with reality.” Full story with @Sam1Fleming  : @FinancialTimes 

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Russia has $630bn in international reserves. A big chunk of that is held overseas. Western sanctions agreed tonight are designed to stop Putin being able to spend even a single rouble worth.

Extraordinary photo. Impossible to imagine, prior to Putin’s war, that the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan would hold four-way peace talks with Macron and Michel The Russian sphere is eroding

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The 90km journey that changed the war in Ukraine Our @FinancialTimes  interactive allows you to relive Ukraine's stunning counter-offensive in the north-east - and learn how they did it, why it worked, & what it means for Russia's failing invasion effort

Breaking: Spain’s foreign minister says @NATO  will discuss possible intervention and no-fly zone in Ukraine during a Friday summit of the US-led military alliance via @FinancialTimes 

The sheer insanity of MPs and citizens cheering as their currency collapses and the stock market prepares for a colossal selloff

Russia’s oligarchs are now worth more than a third of the country’s GDP - making it the world’s most economically captured major country. One of many striking facts from this excellent @ftweekend  essay on how Covid made the rich richer @FinancialTimes 

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Putin bottles it in Bali. Moscow confirms Russia’s President has bailed on the G20 summit next week. So for all his strongman talk of fronting up to the west and having friends all around the world - he couldn’t walk the walk.

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