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Own-goal alert.When selected as the Socialists’ candidate for the European Commission President, Martin Schulz claimed that:“I want to be the first President of the Commission who is not the result of a backroom deal in a Brussels office.”This is the…

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We pointed out on Friday that a powerful coalition between media and politicians was forming in Germany in support of Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next Commission President and the Spitzenkandidaten experiment more generally. More worryingly for Ca…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:”Something is rotten in Europe” was the German newspaper Die Welt’s damming take on the European elections, which last week saw record numbers vote for anti-establishment parties of various sh…

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