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Another day, another ludicrous headline for the ECB. The latest story doing the rounds is that famed footballer Cristiano Ronaldo could essentially be put up as collateral with the ECB in exchange for liquidity. It’s currently been covered by PressEu…

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Bailing out and proud

A small dispute erupted yesterday between the Netherlands and the European Commission. The point of contention was the actual size of the second Greek bailout.According to Elsevier, a spokesman for Dutch PM Mark Rutte claimed that the bailout amounts t…

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On 4 July 2011, a well-known European passed away.Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria’s last Emperor and the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary was praised by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso as “a great European” which “ha…

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The Telegraph has got its hands on a copy of the draft EU summit proposals, so here are some of our initial thoughts (not too many new details in them to be honest but gives a base to work from).On second Greek bailout:3. We have decided to lengthen th…

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