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Barroso II

Brussels is awash with rumour about who will get what in the newly appointed European Commission, due to be unveiled by President Barroso next week.Having ruled itself out of any of the important economic portfolios with the appointment of Cathy Ashton…

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Margot Wallstrom: a failure?

A new book, to be published in Sweden today, paints a rather bleak picture of Margot Wallstrom’s stint as EU Communications Commissioner. The book, written by Swedish journalist Emily von Sydow, blatantly labels Wallstrom’s time in office a failure. Th…

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This clip is so painful (and funded by taxpayers): European Commissioner Viviane Reding rapping away in an attempt to encourage people to make more use of various IT inventions. The target group is not entirely clear, but it’s not hard to guess.Hat tip…

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About to hit the jackpot

The Parliament.com website is taking a welcome new look at the fact that the team of EU Commissioners due to leave office in a few months’ time will each walk away with more than £1 million in pensions and perks alone. This is on top of the more than …

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