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Yesterday’s regional elections in Saxony saw Germany’s anti-euro Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) score an impressive 9.7%  netting the party its first ever seats in one of Germany’s regional parliaments. The lead candidate of the Green part…

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As we’ve noted, the Juncker-hangover is already taking hold in parts of the German commentariat. In a hard-hitting piece, Lisa Nienhaus, the Economics Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung argues that the EU “needs more Cameron, not les…

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The knife in the battle over the next Commission President has just been twisted a little deeper into David Cameron’s side.Both Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and Dutch PM Mark Rutte today announced that they will not seek to block Jean-Claude Juncker fo…

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Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt is today hosting David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Dutch PM Mark Rutte, in Harpsund, Sweden – a recreational estate for Swedish PMs throughout the years. The summit apparently features a trip on the “Harpsundsekan” – a worry…

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Die Welt’s Economic Editor Tobias Kaiser has an opinion piece in today’s paper entitled entitled “Stay with us, Brits”, in which he argues that:“Berlin needs London as a partner in the fight for fiscal reason [in the EU].” Kaiser highlight…

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Painting in the Royal Gallery – the Duke of Wellington with Field Marshal Blucher at the Battle of Waterloo – harking back to an earlier age of Anglo-German cooperation.Angela Merkel will visit London on 27th February, in what will be, no doubt, a…

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