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What looked like an imminent political crisis has just been defused in Italy. As we anticipated in our previous posts (see here and here), Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has managed to survive a vote of confidence in the Senate – the upper chamber…

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EU ‘grassroots’ engagementBeyond the spotlight of high-profile crisis meetings of EU leaders exists a very different community. A group that can almost be likened to a sub-culture. They meet in over-sized buildings in Brussels or at conferences and hot…

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Tomorrow, another meeting between the leaders of Germany and France will take place in Paris.

For anyone who has lost track of all those EU summits designed to fix the eurozone, we’ve made an attempt here to compile a list. We start at the beginning o…

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