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The Bundesbank attacks Renzi: “He tells us what to do”. This is today’s front page headline of Italian daily La Repubblica. According to Italian media, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann yesterday had a go at Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for tel…

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Advocates of Pan-European Democracy, foremost among them the Socialist’s ‘Spitzenkandidat’ Martin Schulz MEP wished to turn the recent European Elections into a quasi-‘Presidential’ election. The idea was that the ‘winner’ would be the ‘lead candi…

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As we’ve noted, the Juncker-hangover is already taking hold in parts of the German commentariat. In a hard-hitting piece, Lisa Nienhaus, the Economics Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung argues that the EU “needs more Cameron, not les…

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With the deadline for the registration of European Parliament political groups set to expire early next week (the European Parliament’s equivalent of a transfer window), even the moves of individual MEPs can be decisive.Nigel Farage suffered an unexpec…

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Now it’s official: Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star Movement will try to form an alliance with UKIP in the new European Parliament. Beppe Grillo launched an online survey of Five-Star members and activists on his blog yesterday, and 78% of votes we…

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Relations between Berlin and London are potentially about to become a lot more complicated.The Tories raised some eyebrows last week when they allowed the Finns Party and Danish People’s Party – two parties with controversial histories, but who, ac…

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UPDATE 16:10 – A spokesperson for Lithuania’s Order and Justice told EUobserver that the party “hasn’t had any discussions” with Marine Le Pen on a possible alliance. This confirms Le Pen remains at least one party short of forming a group in the Europ…

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