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“I deplore this initiative. This letter is provocative and has clearly been written for reasons of domestic policy.”- The caretaker Prime Minister of Belgium, Yves Leterme, in response to the letter signed by Cameron, Merkel, Sarkozy et. al. backing a …

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European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, presented his imaginatively titled new book yesterday – “Inside the world of Herman Van Rompuy” to a Brussels audience with bated breath.But those interested in Van Rompuy’s exploits as a top EU statesman …

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The publication of our annual list of examples of EU waste seems to have become a much-anticipated occasion in Brussels.As L’Express reports today, an internal document prepared by EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta reveals that the Commission expects…

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Following the infamous quarrel over the Roma deportations, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding isn’t exactly the French government’s préférée. But, it seems, there is one person in Paris who really can’t stand the Commissioner: French Europe Mini…

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