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In a letter to today’s International Herald Tribune, Former US ambassador Alfred Kingon summarises the situation facing the euro and the EU:When I was the United States ambassador to the European Union (then the European Communities) in the late ’80s…

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Home truths

A great report on EUobserver today features some very revealing comments by a, disappointingly, anonymous EU official about the “mushrooming” cost of the EU institutions, and their total disengagement from the debates going on across Europe about the n…

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While today’s emergency budget in the UK provided many talking points for the media at large – it also provided new information for those with an interest in the UK’s ever-increasing contribution to the European budget *(courtesy of one T.Blair).H…

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