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Well, this one snowballed quickly. The number of countries either implicated – or feeling the need to comment on – “Handygate” (as the Germans call it) is growing by the minute. Here’s a round-up.Germany: The fallout over allegations that the NSA …

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So we wondered what the big story of the European Council would be. Now we have the answer: Merkel’s cell phone. Der Spiegel today alleged that Merkel’s phone may have been targeted by US security services. Merkel called President Obama to make clear…

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Lacking confidence

In global affairs, the EU seems to suffer from a peculiar lack of confidence, stemming from its all too frequent failure to come up with anything meaningful to say on the world stage.This is probably also why EU leaders attach such a huge importance to…

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