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Over at Conservative Home we’re taking a look at the outcome of the bail-out discussions at today’s and yesterday’s EU summit, from a UK point of view. We note,Following a “row” with Germany over the UK’s involvement in a new rescue package for G…

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The British press’ preview of today and tomorrow’s summit has been partly dominated by an expected “row” between Cameron and the EU over a Commission proposal to water down rules on asylum. The fact that this has been covered in almost every paper from…

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In need of an ice-breaker

The traditional ‘family photo’ from today’s EU summit…Is it just us, or does it seem as if the couple at the end, Ashton and Berlusconi, don’t quite know what to talk about…?(Which could have something to do with the fact that one is your typical m…

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Many questions – no answers

Open Europe has today published a briefing looking ahead to the EU summit this week, identifying the crucial, inevitable questions on the future of the eurozone that EU leaders have to find the answers to. The small problem that EU leaders are facing i…

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“I deplore this initiative. This letter is provocative and has clearly been written for reasons of domestic policy.”- The caretaker Prime Minister of Belgium, Yves Leterme, in response to the letter signed by Cameron, Merkel, Sarkozy et. al. backing a …

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