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The so-called ‘Future of Europe’ reflexion group of eleven European foreign ministers, set up by Germany’s Guido Westerwelle, to discuss and propose ideas on organisational and structural change in the EU held its closing meeting on Monday. Ye…

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Ashton In Hot Water

Update 15:02 – Two additional twists to this story. The Telegraph’s Bruno Waterfield has just noted on Twitter that an ‘amended’ version of Ashton’s speech has now been published (see here). The controversial paragraph now reads, “When we see what is …

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A crude agreement

On Monday Brussels announced an EU-wide ban on oil contracts between Iran and member states. The hope is that these sanctions will choke the Islamic republic’s finances, and prevent its nuclear programme from progressing further. However, as with cou…

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