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Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg – whose country is currently grappling with whether to sign up to the euro fiscal pact – is not impressed by Greece’s implementation of its EU-led austerity programme.This is what he reportendly told journalists in …

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Leading by example…

Danish daily Politiken today informs us that the ongoing Danish Presidency of the EU – the Danes took over the rotating six-month EU chair on January 1 – will aim to be “one of the cheapest yet”, with a budget of around €35 million.In comparison:The …

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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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As we noted yesterday, EU-IMF mandated austerity is beinging things close to boiling point on the streets of Athens.Portuguese sources are reporting this morning that Chairman of the EuroGroup Jean-Claude Juncker has received “death threats” from Greec…

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