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The European Commission has given France and Italy a preliminary nod through on their draft budgets for 2015. In a statement released yesterday evening, Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said:”After taking into account all of the further informa…

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The new French government, led by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, yesterday won its first vote of confidence in the National Assembly. That was expected, but the big news is that Valls and his government have fallen well short of winning an absolute major…

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Europe’s new ‘dream team’?As we noted in our previous post, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades had sort of spoiled the surprise. Anyway, now it’s official: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been appointed new European Council President, and Itali…

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Yesterday’s European Council summit ended without an agreement on the remaining EU top jobs. However, something interesting still came out of the meeting.A socialist (and a woman?) for next EU foreign policy chiefEU leaders appear to have established t…

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As we anticipated on our blog last week, the discussion over Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as next European Commission President has in part turned into a debate over whether the EU’s fiscal rules – enshrined in the Stability and Growth Pact – shou…

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The European Commission has just released its latest round of country-specific recommendations (the Commission’s advice on how the country can boost economic growth and maintain stable public finances).As with the broader economic state of the eurozo…

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