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We are where we are

The phrase “we are where we are” was oft repeated in this evening’s debate in the House of Commons – but sadly for many MPs it seems that ‘where we are’ was anywhere other than the Green benches judging by the numbers in attendance.While a Hans…

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Today EUObserver reports on an ambassadors’ document from the Swedish EU Presidency on plans underway to create the so-called EU External Action Service. We’ve managed to get hold of a copy of the report, which is likely to form the basis of discussion…

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Tough luck Sarko

Interesting to note that, according to German daily Sueddeutsche today, France is apparently unhappy with the fact that the new EU Foreign Minister will also be a Vice-President of the European Commission, fearing ‘indirect’ Commission control over Eur…

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A blank cheque

While the Irish government continues to play down the EU’s ambitions in defence policy in order to get the Lisbon Treaty safely passed, some telling comments have been forthcoming from other Europeans this week, which give us some insight into the kind…

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