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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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Tusk and Merkel “discuss the World Cup” ahead of today’s European Council summit (h/t Maciek Sokolowski)Yesterday, we reported that Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini’s bid to become the next EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs has…

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UPDATE (18:20) – The FT’s Peter Spiegel and Alex Barker are reporting that Belgium’s Karel De Gucht, currently serving as EU Trade Commissioner, could be a late entry into the race for High Representative.Like former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansi…

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As far as leaked tapes are concerned, this is extraordinary – and Open Europe offers the first translation of it all. Poland has been rocked by a political scandal involving the covert surveillance of senior government ministers, state officials – incl…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:”Something is rotten in Europe” was the German newspaper Die Welt’s damming take on the European elections, which last week saw record numbers vote for anti-establishment parties of various sh…

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