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Simon Heffer’s piece in the Daily Mail on how “Germany is using the financial crisis to conquer Europe” has made the news in Germany, with Handelsblatt noting yesterday:
“Although the Second World War is over 66 years ago, Europe’s fear for the Germa…

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Things are hotting up in the Irish presidential race. After the previous favourite, David Norris, and his ill-fated campaign came to an abrupt end following revelations about his private life – step into the ring namesakes Gay Mitchell and Gay Byrne (p…

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Back in the USSR

At Open Europe, we tend to find comparisons between the EU and the USSR rather far-fetched. The reason is simple: not only does the EU, for all its many flaws, also stand for some positive things, such as open borders and free markets (although they co…

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Bailing out and proud

A small dispute erupted yesterday between the Netherlands and the European Commission. The point of contention was the actual size of the second Greek bailout.According to Elsevier, a spokesman for Dutch PM Mark Rutte claimed that the bailout amounts t…

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In a speech to business leaders in Paris today (at the Mouvement des Entreprises de France ), Nick Clegg had some interesting things to say about the eurozone. The speech was seen in the UK media as “contrasting” to the comments David Cameron made in …

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