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Thanks for coming

Those who worried that the Lisbon Treaty and the creation of a permanent EU president would sideline the rotating presidency held by national governments have been proved right. Spanish Daily El Mundo notes that during a speech in the European Parliame…

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The EU in 2010

As 2009 draws to a close, Open Europe today looks ahead to 2010 and what the EU has in store.From 1 January 2010, Spain takes over the six-month rotating ‘presidency’, currently held by Sweden.The new Lisbon Treaty rules mean that the country holding t…

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