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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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Could the UK sucessfully negotiate a trade deal with the US?Yesterday MEPs voted on a resolution to back defensive measures to exclude cultural and some agricultural products, such as genetically modified foods from a proposed free trade deal with the …

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Lessons from Europe

Last week, Open Europe participated in a discussion in Washington DC hosted by the Heritage Foundation, looking at the debt and deficit spiral haunting both the US and Europe. The discussion can be viewed here.In a note published last week, in tandem w…

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Eurotrashed

In a letter to today’s International Herald Tribune, Former US ambassador Alfred Kingon summarises the situation facing the euro and the EU:When I was the United States ambassador to the European Union (then the European Communities) in the late ’80s…

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