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That’s been the story with Greece’s debt and deficit figures for some time, particularly since it’s become almost customary for the figures to receive at least one upward revision on their original estimates. However, Eurostat’s latest figures …

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This is a bit risqué (or the picture at least), but latest on the grapevine is that Arnie ‘I’ll be back’ Schwarzenegger could be eyeing up his chances as next European Council President.According to his chief of staff, “In the next few years, the EU w…

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Last week the news was full of talk of a new economic alliance between Spain and China, following Jose Zapatero’s visit to Beijing. Zapatero spoke of promises by the Chinese government to continue buying billions of euros worth of Spanish government …

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In a new report released yesterday, we examine the EU’s €12bn external aid budget and question who is it actually for? As the waves of protests in Africa and the Middle East prompt some much needed reflection on the West’s foreign policies, we thin…

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First to the Finnish line

This is a graph showing the support for the different parties, according to a poll published last night, ahead of the Finnish national elections on Sunday. All international eyes are on the True Finns (fourth from the left) – the party that has said i…

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