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Eurozone leaders seem intent on making their crisis resolution as messy as possible. According to draft summit conclusions, seen by Reuters, the decision on how the EFSF will increase its lending effective lending capacity to €440bn will be delayed u…

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A professional lobbyist.No, we’re not joking. Austrian MEP Ernst Strasser who was secretly filmed boasting to journalists, “Of course I’m a lobbyist, yes” will be succeeded by a two-times former MEP who runs his own lobbying firm.Who better to re…

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The European Parliament seems to stumble from one scandal to another. Be it the misuse of allowances, for example by claiming for daily subsistence to work in Brussels only to jet off for the weekend, their second pension schemes, or their junkets to i…

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