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It has been widely reported over the weekend that the European Commission (EC) is seriously considering rejecting France’s new budget proposal which will see it run a deficit of 4.3% next year rather than the EC target of 3%. As the graph above shows…

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We’ve managed to get our hands on the CDU/CSU’s draft manifesto for September’s federal elections, which is not due to be officially presented until Sunday. Given that the CDU (which always runs jointly with its Bavarian sister party CSU) is the single…

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Peer Steinbruck laid out his foreign policy in a talk at Berlin’s Free University Peer Steinbrück , leader of Germany’s centre-left SPD Party, and Merkel’s main opposition in September’s elections, laid out his foreign policy in a speech yesterd…

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The last few days have seen a shifting of consensus in the ECB rate cuts debate.Recent economic data in the eurozone has been particularly bad, with private sector activity slowing more than expected. However, potentially more importantly, this effect …

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