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It seems the German government has finally publicly accepted what everyone already knew – that Greece will need some kind of further financial assistance after its second bailout programme expires at the end of 2014. German Finance Minister Wolfgang …

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Given that August is traditionally been a slow news month, we thought we’d revive an old Open Europe tradition – German poll Fridays (we know you’re excited!). Its worth remembering we are only 6 weeks away from elections in Germany which will to a lar…

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We’ve managed to get our hands on the CDU/CSU’s draft manifesto for September’s federal elections, which is not due to be officially presented until Sunday. Given that the CDU (which always runs jointly with its Bavarian sister party CSU) is the single…

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This is set to be an important week for the ECB and therefore the eurozone.As we noted in a flash analysis this morning, the German Constitutional Court (GCC) will hold a hearing on the 11 and 12 June focusing on whether the ECB’s policies have infri…

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We thought we’d revive an old Open Europe tradition today – Friday afternoons = German polling time. And we certainly have some interesting news to bring you from a new ARD Deutschlandtrend poll published yesterday.First off the parties – no huge…

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Last year we highlighted the German opposition’s somewhat ambiguous position on the hugely controversial proposition of debt mutualisation in the eurozone. However, with September’s elections rapidly approaching, it seems the SPD could have nailed …

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