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The Times’ Juliet Samuel has an interesting story today looking at the progress on bank bail-in rules and resolution funds at the EU level (via some leaked docs relating to the EU’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive). Despite another round of me…

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The Dutch are quickly becoming Europe’s thought leaders on EU reform. The Dutch government’s “subsidiarity review” contained numerous interesting ideas for EU reform, the Dutch lower house, Tweede Kamer recently published a paper outlining key proposal…

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So we wondered what the big story of the European Council would be. Now we have the answer: Merkel’s cell phone. Der Spiegel today alleged that Merkel’s phone may have been targeted by US security services. Merkel called President Obama to make clear…

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There is no doubt that Germany is strongly wedded to the idea of ‘more Europe’ — at least rhetorically. But when it is boiled down specific EU policies, as the new Open Europe, Open Europe Berlin and YouGov Deutschland poll shows, there is signifi…

Posted by Valeriy Kucheruk