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Ahead of this week’s EU summit, Open Europe has published a briefing note summarising the various ideas floated for a fiscal and banking union in the wake of the eurozone crisis, analysing their potential impact on the UK and the eurozone. Given the …

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Update 1.45: It looks like Trittin has performed one of the fastest and sharpest u-turns of recent times, as he is quoted by Reuters earlier today as saying: “Merkel should stop blocking eurobonds” and suggested it could be a condition for his par…

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Opening Pandora’s Box?

Speaking to the press after the meeting of EU leaders earlier this month, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (see picture) surprised everyone by declaring that Spain had taken the “sovereign decision” to ignore the deficit reduction target of 4.4% of…

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