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Straight from his Coulisses de Bruxelles blog, this is how French journalist Jean Quatremer imagines Europe’s future following the latest series of meetings of EU leaders. Here we offer a translation of the most thought-provoking points – the full vers…

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Former British PM John Major has a very interesting piece in today’s FT.For the UK, these paragraphs are instructive:”A more integrated eurozone will also provoke non-euro members of the EU by driving them further away from core decision-making. They …

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Berlusconi’s letter

We’ve had a quick look at Berlusconi’s already (in)famous letter to EU leaders, setting out the type of reforms the Italian government plans to introduce.Following a swift translation, here are the key points:The Italian parliament (in a first reading)…

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Stories about Chinese involvement in the eurozone rescue are hardly new, after all China’s sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation has got over $400 billion in assets to invest, and the eurozone is in desperate need of fresh capital. …

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A quick update on the situation in Italy:At yesterday’s emergency cabinet meeting, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi failed to convince Umberto Bossi, leader of junior coalition party Lega Nord, to back his plans to raise retirement age to 67;Ac…

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