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It seems that yesterday was a rather gruelling day for EU leaders with hours of squabbling over how to handle the looming Greek tragedy. Then cue left enters EU President, Van Rompuy, who, we assume, wanting to lighten the atmosphere, decided to announ…

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More on your new President

Suddenly the illusive Belgian Prime Minister’s various books have taken on a new appeal and we’ve been down the library in an effort to learn more about our unelected new President, Herman Van Rompuy and what kind of thinking he will bring to Europ…

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Stitch-up

See here for Open Europe’s reaction to the outcome of yesterday’s EU summit.According to the Telegraph the UK’s Cathy Ashton was told at 5pm yesterday that she had been put forward for the job. Two hours later she had bagged the job and was celebratin…

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The final countdown is on to the summit tomorrow that will decide who will be Europe’s first permanent President and Foreign Minster, and the media is awash with speculation on the various candidates.Looking at all the hoo-ha it is entirely possible th…

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Soon to be your President?

There’s some interesting background on the frontrunner for the Presidency of the European Union, Belgian PM Herman Van Rompuy.Last week, he laid out his views on how the EU’s budget should be financed in the future at a dinner of the secretive Bilder…

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